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.
All members under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Events are subject to change due to Covid restrictions
GOA/RCO Plainsong event at St Gregory’s Church Cheltenham, led by DavidPonsford and organised by David McConkey, Simon Williams and Simon Gibson.
GOA/RCO Young Organists’ Day at CheltenhamCollege Chapel, organised by Simon Williams. More details in due course.
it is suggested that we meet for Evensong starting at 5.30 and then we will be able to visit the organ afterwards. There is a strict time limit on those playing and we need to finish by 7.45.
January: 2-4.30pm visit to Pershore Abbey to hear/try their stunning new organ.Organised by Simon Gibson. Playing members must pay a £4 fee, plus there is a flat (group) fee of £50. Numbers will need to be collected a week in advance. Simon Gibson will investigate...
3.30pm AGM at All Saints’ Church, Cheltenham, preceded at 2.30pm by a recital from Simon Gibson.
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...
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...
There are several churches who are looking for organists. Please click on "Organists wanted" below.
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...
This is an excellent video all about Orgelbau Kuhn Click on link: https://youtu.be/F2jxgvcGjfo]