ALTON ORGAN SOCIETY (Founded 1967) ♬♪𝄞 Updated Wednesday 28 July 2021

We now take a break before the last of the postponed 54th Season of concerts takes place on Tuesday 7 September with a welcome return of Andrew Millington (Former Organist & Dir of Music Exeter Cathedral).

To bridge that gap, St Lawrence Church is currently holding a short series of lunchtime organ concerts which started on Thursday 22 July at 1.00 pm. Click
here for further details. The exit from the series of lockdowns on Monday 19 July has allowed a lifting of the Covid-19 rules that, previously, have placed restrictions on those attending.

Will Nisbet opened the series with a searing delivery of the famous Toccata & Fugue in D minor by JS Bach. Remaining with Bach, his interpretation and delightful performance of the Chorale prelude "Schmucke dich, O liebe Seele" (Adorn yourself, O dear soul) gave a stark contrast in writing and playing styles. After Stanley's two trumpet tunes, Will & Tony Willman played "Andante" for piano & organ by the Canadian organist and composer Denis B
édard. To round off a very popular concert Will played the well known and uplifting "Nun danket alle Gott" (Now thank we all our God) by Sigfrid Karg-Elert.
The next concert in this series will be given by Brian Cotterill on Thursday 19 August at 1.10 pm (doors open 1230). Brian's programme can be downloaded

The 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 Seasons of Organ Concerts can be viewed by clicking on the respective dates. All concerts start at 8.00 pm ending about 9.15 pm.

Please visit the following website which, since 2004, has listed more than 52,000 recitals by 4,000+ organists at over 2,000 venues across the UK