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St George, Southwark

 

 

BIOS organises a regular programme of events for members. These normally include a residential conference, a one-day research conference (held at Birmingham University), an AGM meeting (usually combined with study of an important organ in London) and a number of study days, usually based on single instruments of historical importance.

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Day Conference & 2017 AGM

St George the Martyr

Borough High Street , Southwark, London SE1 1JA

Saturday 29 April   10.30 for 11.00  

Organ originally 1720 Jordan.  Restoration planned.

Lurking inside an unremarkable case in the west gallery of this Classical church (1734-5) is an instrument that contains a significant amount of pipework from the 18th century and perhaps earlier. Much rebuilt and now played from a near 80-year-old detached console, the organ mechanism is coming to the end of its life and the congregation have recently launched an appeal.

We will hear about the history of the organ and the work of Abraham Jordan, whose workshop was adjacent to the church, and hear the organ in its current form. There will also be an opportunity to inspect the historic pipework and the contract for the Jordan organ, built for the old church in 1702. This instrument may have included pipes from its predecessor: church accounts record a payment in September 1690 to Mr Smith, organ maker, for 2 stops. 

Programme

10.30    Registration & Coffee

11.00    Abraham Jordan's First Organ  - Dominic Gwynn

            Demonstration - Jonathan Pix (organist of St George's)

1.00    Lunch (included)

2.00    BIOS Annual General Meeting

3.15    Research in Practice: Recording in France -  David Ponsford

Since publishing his book French Organ Music in the Reign of Louis XIV, David Ponsford has recorded  a number of CDs of this repertoire on important historic organs of France

4.00    Tea

The church is opposite Borough station (Northern Line) and a short walk from London Bridge station (Southern, South Eastern, Jubilee & Northern Lines) 

Conference fee 25 pounds including coffee, buffet lunch and tea,

To make an online booking CLICK HERE


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Day Conference & AGM

Saturday 29 April

St  George the Martyr, Borough High Street, Southwark, London SE1 1JA

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Please print out this form and post, with a cheque for 25 pounds made out to BIOS, to Richard Hobson, 52 Dickinson Square, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth WD3 3EY or make an on-line booking by CLICKING HERE

 

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