Programme 2019

Below are the draft details of the 2019 programme. This page will be updated as details become firmer.
5th January
Annual ODOA Dinner
The ODOA Dinner will be at the Hawkwell House Hotel, Church Way, Iffley, Oxford OX4 4DZ 
Saturday 5 January 2019, at 7.00 for 7.30 pm 

Cost per person: £32 Please indicate if you require a vegetarian meal or have other dietary requirements The price per head is for the dinner only: drinks will be available from the bar.

Details are available here.

26th January
Oxford Music Festival Organ Classes: St Peter's Church Wolvercote.

We will be using the Jenning's organ of St Peter's Wolvercote (North Oxford). Its specification can be found on the Jenning Organ Builder's website: Wolvercote. A summary of this information can be found here.

The OMF Organ Classes (Section 10, Classes 147 and 148) will start at 2.15pm. 

For more details and information on OMF and booking a Practice Session for OMF 2019 please go to the OMF page.

5th February
Organ Visit: St Helen's Parish Church, Abingdon - 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Byfield, England and Russell built a new organ in the west gallery of St Helen’s Church in 1780, incorporating the fine case by Abraham Jordan dating from 1726. As with most organ there have been 'improvements' over the years. However in 2005 there was a  comprehensive restoration, with reinstatement of the original 1927 specification and voicing by Harrison & Harrison.

We will meet at the church at 7.00 when Dr Peter Foster, the Director of Music, will introduce the organ. The location of the church and parking is shown on this map.

Details of this fine three-manual organ can be found here on NPOR and on the Harrison web site.

16th February
Introduction to the Organ
A morning’s exploration of the organ and its music for young musicians, aged 11–18, who have already acquired some facility on piano or other keyboard and wish to learn something about the basics of organ playing at one of Oxford’s newest pipe organs.

Workshop led Malcolm Pearce, formerly Director of Music at Magdalen College school.

10.30–12.30, Saturday 16 February, 2019 at St Peter’s Church, Wolvercote, OX2 8AQ. Limited places available. Cost £10.

Contact Peter Stutfield at to reserve your place at this event.

20th March
Organ Visit: Pembroke College, Oxford: 7.00pm tp 9.00pm

Pembroke College Chapel has a organ from Orgues Létourneau Ltée of Quebec. It dates from 1995 and is enclosed in a case which was part of the Sheldonian Theatre organ.

Please gather at the main entrance in Pembroke Square.

11th April 
 Organ Visit: Lincoln College, Oxford: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Friday 26th April to Tuesday 30th AprilWest Country Organ Tour: 26th to 30th April

Based in Exeter and visiting notable organs in the West Country including Exeter Cathedral and Buckfast Abbey. For more details follow this link.

Let Keith Lambert ( know if you are interested in participating in the Tour.

16th May
Organ Visit: Corpus Christi College, Oxford: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

8th June
Organ Visit: Cirencester Parish Church: 1.30pm to 3.45pm

Travel to Cirencester to hear and play the 2006 Harrison & Harrison (IVP 63) organ of St John the Baptist Parish Church.

Anthony Hammond will introduce the organ.

More details to follow.

JulyVisit to Nicholson’s workshop in Malvern and possibly Worcester. 

AugustAspiring Organists workshop at Forest Hill.
SeptemberHauptwerk talk

17th October 
Organ Visit: Wesley Memorial Church: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

A visit to play the 1950 Henry Willis organ which was rebuilt by Bishop & Sons in 1993 (IIP 27).

Details to follow.

11th NovemberODOA AGM and Members' Recital

Arrangements nearer the time but consider contributing to the Members' Recital on either of the Greyfriars' organs.