Welcome To Our Website
Welcome to the Gloucestershire Organists’ Association Website. Here you will find a wealth of information about the association and our events, past and upcoming. New members are welcome, please head over to our ‘How To Join’ page to find out more.
The association regularly visits organs of interest, not only in Gloucestershire but further afield as well. We always take cameras and post picture galleries and reports. Have a look at our ‘past events‘ pages for more information.
Saturday 25th January 2020 at 2.30 pm. Illustrated talk by our Chairman Tim Ingold. “Lay Clerking” at Christ Church, Cheltenham.
Tim has been an Alto Lay Clerk at several Cathedrals and Abbeys including Gloucester Cathedral and has served under distinguish Directors including Francis Jackson and John Sanders. His talk will include recordings and videos and will touch upon some serious and many...read more
Saturday 22nd February 2020 at 2pm. GOA Annual General Meeting at Holy Apostles’ Church, Cheltenham.
After the meeting, there will be tea and cakes and a chance for anyone present to try the organ.read more
Saturday 21st March. 10.30 visit to the organ of St Luke’s, Cheltenham and 2.30 St Peter’s, Leckhampton.
St Luke's Church can be found in St Luke's Road as a right turn off London Road. The postcode is GL53 7JJ. The three manual organ is entirely tracker action and was built by Brindley and Foster in 1884. Two hours of parking may be available at the top of College Road,...read more
Owlpen and Uley are only a mile apart and there is an excellent pub just opposite St. Giles in Uley. St Giles, Owlpen Postcode GL11 5BZ is part of the Owlpen Manor estate. Drive along a narrow road until you see a sign on the left marked "Owlpen Manor." Take this road...read more
Little Malvern Priory organ was built by Hill in 1882 and has been recently renovated by Nicholson. It is a small two manual organ in a gallery and is noted for being a gem of an instrument.. PostcodeWR14 4JN. It is suggested that we all lunch in the Little Malvern...read more
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Video of Gloucestershire Organists’ Association President David Briggs giving Recital in The Cathedral in Valencia
Under the heading "Organ Videos and Recordings" below is a recital given by David in Valencia. The programme includes a Marche Episcopale by Briggs himself, the Prelude to Tristan and Isolde by Wagner and The Mother Goose Suite by Ravel. There are introductions in...read more
Five things you’ll know if you play the organ Chris Taylor, organist and senior producer for Choir and Organ, offers us insight into his world from the organist's bench. 1. Happiness is finding the perfect pair of shoes One organist I know always plays in the same...read more
There are several churches who are looking for organists. Please click on "Organists wanted" below.read more
Here is the website of Christopher Herrick playing a selection of organ music including Norman Cocker's Tuba Tune, Variations on a Theme by Herbert Howells by the late Derek Bourgeois and Alain Litanies. Derek was at Cranleigh School with Christopher Herrick and was a...read more
This is an excellent video all about Orgelbau Kuhn Click on link:...read more
In "Organ Videos and Recordings" in the bottom menu, there is a French film about the organ in Notre Dame, Paris, presented by Olivier Latry. This is an excellent film with high quality sound and images. There is a good programme of music, a tour of the organ, a...read more