A warm welcome to our Association

Whether you love listening to this fabulous instrument or enjoy playing it, we welcome you to join us, the Suffolk Organists' Association. Each year we publish a Journal. We offer opportunities to visit churches throughout the county and further afield, recitals and lectures. We offer bursaries and advice to those of any age who would like to advance their abilities with the instrument.

Our member, Tony Percival, would like us to know that Ashley Grote, Master of the Music at Norwich Cathedral will be playing a recital at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich IP4 1AU on Saturday 2nd JULY at 7.00pm. Admission free and refreshments at the interval.

We are delighted to welcome a new member Ms. Anne Chorley who practises the organ in St. Peter's Sudbury to the Association. We welcome too Jonathan Palman who is assisting at St. Edmund's, Southwold. I have received an email from Ronald Watson, a composer who lives in Norfolk, detailing information on a book of interest to organists that he has written, A Thousand Blended Notes. An organ scholarship is being offered by St.Mary Le Tower Ipswich.

For those who enjoy playing the organ music of Christopher Tambling, I have recently had a message from Robert Gower giving us the sad news that he is no longer with us but Robert hopes that his joyful music will live on.

Adrian Marple, Director of Music at St. Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds, who is currently teaching our student member, Gilbert Jackson, is writing a blog which narrates with good humour the life of an organist at the console which is worth browsing. An initiative by him to bring more choristers into his choir is Find Your Voice open to boys and girls on the first Saturday of every month. He wishes it to be known that there is a vacancy at his church for a Choir Director.

Andrew Garfath-Cox Immediate Past President

Console of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral