The British Institute of
Organ Studies


Forthcoming Events


Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham

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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Bernard Edmonds Research Conference

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Saturday 23 February 2019 10.30 for 11.00 to 4.00 pm 

The detailed programme is being finalised but will include A lost Harrison organ rediscovered (Richard Hird), Bevington House Organs (Martin Renshaw), Thomas Dallam's marvellous musical clock (Dominic Gwynn) and The organ in 'West Gallery' music (Sally Drage).

Cost (including coffee, buffet lunch and tea)  £25

To reserve a place on this event and pay on-line please  CLICK HERE

Offers of papers are still welcome

Proposals should present some recent research into aspects of organ history, including music and performance.  A broad range of subjects are encouraged and papers on organs and organ builders, including British organ-builders working overseas and organs built in Britain by foreign organ-builders, will be welcomed alongside papers more broadly based. 


Papers should be around twenty-five minutes in length, and the use of musical and pictorial illustrations is encouraged.  Students are encouraged to apply for short slots if they wish to present initial research findings.Proposals will be reviewed by members of BIOS Council and the authors of successful proposals will be notified as soon as possible.A summary proposal of 200 words, along with a brief biographical note, should be sent to HbsRNH@aol.com.




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