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Welcome to our Website

The Northampton and District Organists’ Association exists to advance the knowledge and enjoyment of the organ. We belong to the Incorporated Association of Organists, and we welcome everyone with an interest in the organ – whether organists or simply those who enjoy the music of the organ.

WE ARE 100 YEARS OLD! Northampton & Organists Association was founded on 22nd September 1921 and continues to promote and celebrate the organ and its music, those who play every week in our churches, and those who are learning the instrument.

We continued our centenary celebrations by hosting the IAO's Midlands Organ Day on Saturday, 25th September at St Matthew's Northampton at 10am, followed by our Centenary Recital at 7pm, performed by Martin Baker and Callum Alger on St Matthew's iconic J W Walker organ.

You can find all the details from the link on our website at http://northamptonorganists.org.uk/midlands-organ-day/.

Thank you to all who joined us for a fabulous day.

Welcome to our Website

Welcome to the Northampton and District Organists’ Association website. Whether you are an organist yourself, someone with an interest in the organ, or a member of the clergy looking for an organist to deputise within Northampton and District, we hope you will find something of interest here. Our website includes a wide variety of information including how to join us, our quarterly newsletter, our meetings and activities, and information on how to contact us.

We have an excellent programme of events throughout the year, including in 2021 we hosted the Incorporated Association of Organists’ Midlands Organ Day

Objectives

We work within Northampton and District to advance the knowledge and enjoyment of the organ. We are a registered charity (no. 274679) founded in 1921. We belong to the Incorporated Association of Organists, an international organisation with almost 5,000 members and nearly 80 affiliated associations. We welcome everyone with an interest in the organ – whether organists or simply those who enjoy the music of the organ.

Centenary Year

The Association is celebrating its Centenary Year in 2021 and as part of those celebrations has initiated the following five exciting centenary projects:

1. Centenary Organ Scholarships

2. Centenary Composition Competition - Entries closed - Winners Announced 4 July 2021

3. Centenary Music Publication

4. Centenary CD.

5. A Centenary History. Published September 2021. Price £5.00 + £2.00 p&p. Follow this link to buy a copy: Buy A Centenary History

Follow this link for more details: Centenary Projects

Three Pieces for Organ - Howard Snell. We are thrilled that the Northamptonshire composer, Howard Snell, has written Three Pieces for Organ, dedicated to NDOA on our centenary. Price £8.00 + £2.00 p&p. Follow this link for more details and to buy a copy: Buy Three Pieces for Organ - Howard Snell

Latest Newsletters

The latest issues of our newsletters are available for download as PDF files from below.

Previous issues can be downloaded from our Newsletter page.

Our Next Calendar Event

Members' Record Review Online
Saturday, 15 January 2022 at 11.00am to 12.30pm

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Association Officers

President:

Jonathan Kingston

President Elect:

Glyn Hughes

Past President:
Richard Tapp

Honorary Secretary:
Helen Murphy

Honorary Treasurer:
Glyn Hughes

Newsletter Editor:
Richard Tapp

Committee Members

  • Lee Dunleavy
  • Mark Gibson
  • Alan Cufaude
  • Laurence Caldecote
  • John Wilson
  • Colin Ashworth