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 hosting the Incorporated Association of Organists’ Midlands Organ Day at St Matthew’s Church, Northampton, which coincides with the celebration of our centenary year in 2021, and in the evening will include The N&DOA Centenary Recital given by Andrew Reid and Callum Alger.
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.
The Association is celebrating its Centenary Year in 2021 and as part of those celebrations has initiated the following five exciting new projects:
1. Centenary Organ Scholarships
2. Centenary Composition Competition - Entries closed - Winners Announced 4 July 2021
3. Centenary Music Publication
4. Centenary CD.
5. N&DOA: A Short History.
Follow this Link for more details: Centenary Projects
The latest issues of our newsletters are available for download as PDF files from below.
Previous issues can be downloaded from our Newsletter page.