Presidency of the Nottingham & District Society of Organists
From July 2005 to July 2007, John Keys was the President of the Nottingham & District Society of Organists, founded in 1932 and with a thriving membership. The following are some pictorial highlights of events during John's presidency.
Visit to Selwyn College and Robinson College,
Cambridge, and Ely Cathedral.
Simon Williams, Senior Organ Scholar, at the
Frobenius organ, Robinson College Chapel
Charles McNicol's "Desert Island Discs"
Paul Hale, Rector Chori of Southwell Minster, giving a
talk on painted organ pipes and cases
in the UK over the past 500 years
Annual dinner, with Professor John Morehen as speaker
Visit to Oundle International Organ Festival, including a recital
by Matias Wager in Oundle School Chapel, and visits to
Fotheringhay and Tansor
Queen's College, Oxford, during a trip which included
visits to seven Oxford organs, including the one at
New College, John Keys' Alma Mater
Kendrick Partington giving his talk on
"The Alkan Enigma"
John Keys and participants in an organ workshop
at St Paul's, Daybrook, Nottingham
Dr Philip Olleson at his talk on Samuel Wesley's organ works
Professor Robert Pascall gave a talk on Brahms,
accompanied by organ, piano, and singing by the Nottingham Brahms Singers
Dr David Hill gave a talk at the annual dinner
Paul Hale spoke about his career as an organist, organ consultant,
Director of Music, and editor of "Organists' Review"
Ian Wells spoke about the history and organs of St Mary's, Nottingham
Visit to Hull City Hall, as well as Beverley Minster
and St Mary's Church, Beverley
Dr Geoffrey Webber gave a talk about Buxtehude
Visit to Huddersfield Town Hall, and St Paul's
Concert Hall, Huddersfield, assisted
by David Wood
John Keys and the Treasurer, Secretary and Chaplain of the Society
at the Annual General Meeting in St Mary's, Nottingham
For details of any events arranged by the Nottingham & District Society of Organists, please contact Alan Owen, the Secretary of the Association, at email@example.com