The British Institute of
Organ Studies


Forthcoming Events


Hull City Hall


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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OrganFest 2017

Hull City Hall  

Hull - City of Culture 2017

Four-manual organ by Forster & Andrews 1911, John Compton 1950

8 - 9 September 2017 

Organised jointy by BIOS, RCO and IAO

Friday 8th September Tickets 10 pounds  - Registration from 5.30 pm

 6.30     Desert Island Discs - John Scott Whiteley, Gordon Stewart and Huw Edwards (BBC)

 7.45     BIOS, RCO & IAO 

 8.15     Recital - Colin Walsh

Saturday 9 September  - Tickets 10 pounds -  Registration from 10.00 am

 10.30  Recital of music by Alfred Hollins - Darius Battiwalla

 11.15  The Forster & Andrews story - John Pemberton

 12.00  Francis Jackson at 100 - Illustrated with his music - Andrew McCrea

  2.00   Project to complete Bach's Orgelbuchlein - John Scott Whiteley

  2.45   Young Organists' Forum - Alan Thurlow

  3.45   Recital  -  Kevin Bowyer

  4.45   Close

Other contributors: Simon Lindley & Robert Poyser

Festival Adviser: John Scott Whiteley

For an introductory video about the Hull City Hall organ CLICK HERE

To make an online booking CLICK HERE




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