Recitals and events featuring Members of the Society of Women Organists

Musical Pioneers: Women in the Organ World

Tuesday 14th September at 6pm on Zoom

Whatever career you are considering, come and hear how and why five women organists established their careers in a male-dominated environment; after they have spoken briefly they will answer questions.  You don’t have to be a SWO member to attend this free event, so please spread the word; parents and teachers are welcome, too. 

The evening will be chaired by Aine Kennedy, our lively SWO Youth Officer, and the five women are Katherine Dienes-Williams, Organist and Master of the Music, Guildford Cathedral; Anna Lapwood, Director of Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge; Sarah MacDonald, Fellow and Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge; Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, composer, recitalist, and teacher at Highgate School, and Anne Marsden Thomas, founder-director of an organ school and author of 23 books for student organists.

Please email your interest to and we will send you a Zoom link just before the event.





Saturday 25 September 3-4pm

Eleanor Carter plays at St Andrew’s URC, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth  BH2 6JJ

Admission Free


Saturday September 25 2021, 19.30-20.30

Cathy Lamb

Hargrave, Church Road, Wellingborough, NN9 6BQ. Accompanist for the Hargrave Collective


Sunday September 26 2021, 15.00-16.00

Cathy Lamb

Hargrave Festival Organ Recital, Hargrave Road, Wellingborough NN9 6BQ


Saturday October 2 2021, 11.0-12.00

Cathy Lamb

Organ Recital StMary’s Stafford ST16 2BB


Saturday, 9th October 2021, 6pm

The Church of King Charles the Martyr, Tunbridge Wells

Fiona Brown in recital: elegance, exuberance and romance from Austria, France, Germany and Spain;  music from the 17th to the 20th century (including Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn and Messiaen).

Admission free, retiring collection

Sunday 10th October 2021, 6pm

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Beeston, LS11 7AA
Alistair Morgan (cello) and Catherine Harris (organ) play the Vivaldi cello sonatas.

Free entry.

Friday October 15 2021, 19.15-20.15

Cathy Lamb

Lichfield Cathedral Organ Recital WS13 7LD

Friday 15 October 2021, 12.30-13.15

Marion Bettsworth gives the lunchtime organ recital.

St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN

Admission is free and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Saturday 16 October 2021, 3.30 pm 

St James’s, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DB

A concert in memory of Jennifer Bate, featuring trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins, organists/conductors Sarah MacDonald, Katherine Dienes-Williams,  Anna Lapwood, Anne Page, Evelyn Tinker, Emily Nott, Imogen Morgan, as well as a professional eight-voice choir.   

Booking details


Saturday October 23 2021, 15.00-17.00

Cathy Lamb

Lichfield Cathedral  Seminar- Harmony, Hymns and Health


Saturday 30 October 2021, 11.30-12.30

Marion Bettsworth

Organ Recital at St Mellitus Tollington Park Road N4 3AG

A recital showcasing the newly restored organ at St Mellitus, featuring repertoire reflecting the instrument’s fascinating history, including the premiere of a new piece commissioned  by Emmy-nominated composer Nicholas Singer.

Entry by donation which can be given online


Friday 12 November 2021, 12.30-13.15

Marion Bettsworth gives the Friday lunchtime organ concert.

Kendal Parish Church, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AF

Free entry with a retiring collection (proceeds to Organ Restoration Fund).

Saturday, 27th November 2021, 7.30pm


St Philip and St James, Leckhampton, Cheltenham

Fiona Brown goes solo in the 'Little Organ' Mass - Haydn and plays continuo in a concert of Baroque music by Charlton Kings Choral society, to include the Haydn, Magnificat in D - Zelenka and Gloria - Vivaldi

Admission £15 

Wednesday 15 December 2021, 1.05pm

The Welsh Church of Central London W1W 8DJ

Organ Recital by Rosemary Evans

Admission Free, retiring collection 

Nearest stations: Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road


Wednesday September 8 2022, 12.30-13.15

Cathy Lamb

Organ Recital St Modwen’s, Burton on Trent DE14 1HA


Thursday November 25 2022, 12.30-13.15

Cathy Lamb

Christchurch Priory Organ Recital BH23 1BU