ALTON ORGAN SOCIETY (Founded 1967) ♬♪𝄞 Updated Tuesday 16 August 2022


During this Summer break and before the start of the 2022/2023 Season of Organ Concerts (4 October 2022 - Colin Walsh), there are still opportunities to hear this wonderful organ being played during St Lawrence Church hosted lunchtime organ concerts. Full details can be viewed here.

The third of the 2022 Lunchtime Organ concerts takes place on Thursday 18 August 2022 from 1.10 to 1.55 pm - refreshments will be served from 1230 pm onwards. We welcome back Rob Goldfinch who will enliven the audience with a fabulous programme of organ music. This includes an organ/electric guitar duet playing Gary Moore's "Parisienne Walkways" rock number featuring Mark Rood on guitar. Rob will conclude his concert with famous & much loved Widor's Toccata from the 5th Symphony. Rob's programme can be viewed and downloaded
here. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the cool church atmosphere listening to the organ and electric guitar. Admission is free and there will be a voluntary retiring collection to cover expenses and contribute to the organ restoration fund. See you Thursday.

Details of the 2022/2023 Season of Organ Concerts are now available and can be viewed and downloaded
here. Similarly, if you wish to take out 2022/2023 season membership the application form is available to be downloaded here.

Admission is £10 at the door (includes programme) or you could take out Season Membership at £60 equivalent to £7.50 for each of the eight concerts held between October 2022 and May 2023. Application form is here. Concession rates are: free admission to 18 years old & under and £5 entry for 19-25 year olds.

Dr Francis Jackson CBE, Organist Emeritus, York Minster and Patron of the Organ Society died on the 10 January 2022 at the age of 104. For more details and tributes click here

The Minutes of the Organ Society's AGM held on Wednesday 9 November 2021 can be viewed/downloaded here.

There is a new website that lists national organ concerts (including those held in Alton) and can be viewed here. Do also list altonorgansociety.co.uk among your favourites.