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 September 14th. Visit to Kemerton Church 11a.m. – 1 p.m. Followed by visit to the organ in James Lancelot’s Home in Tewkesbury.
The Kemerton Organ was built by John Nicholson in 1852. It has had two rebuilds since but was recently partially renovated by Nicholson. James Lancelot has a Harrison and Harrison organ (and a train set) in his house. He can only accommodate twelve people at once so...read more
Saturday 26th October 10:30 to 12:30a.m. “Anyone for Seconds”? at St.Catharine’s Church in Gloucester. If you play an instrument other than the organ, this is a chance to impress everyone by playing a piece on your second instrument. Plenty of accompanists available!
Graham Dyer, organist of St. Catharine's has invited GOA members to bring their voice or a second instrument to be accompanied in a short very informal concert. He writes, "I have flute music and piano music covered, just need recorder, oboe, bassoon, violin, 'cello,...read more
All members, partners and wives are invited. Come along and enjoy a friendly meal and chat.read more
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