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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