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Other Events, Job Vacancies, CD Releases, Some Northamptonshire Organ Teachers, Organ Scholarships, and Funding for young organists.

Job Vacancies

CD's Released by Members

Sermons in Song - The sacred solos of John F. Wilson

The Organs of St. Mary's Finedon - Jonathan Harris

Association member and former President and Treasurer, Jonathan Harris has released a CD of him playing the historic organ at St Mary's Church, Finedon, built by Bernard 'Father' Smith over 300 years ago.

Below are images of the front and back covers. The back cover is the track list.

The final two items are played on the Collins chamber organ; the rest are on the Father Smith organ.

If you would like a copy of the CD, please email your name and address to Jonathan on:


The price is just £5 to cover costs including p&p (online banking details can be provided by Jonathan), but if you wish to contribute more then please make a separate donation to N&DOA using the ‘Donate’ button on the Join page of this website.

Amongst many delightful tracks showing off the organ's versatile nature are two pieces by former N&DOA member Robert Page - short chorale preludes on 'Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl' and 'Christus der ist mein Leben'.

If you are also interested in receiving a copy of these choral preludes please email Rob Page on rpmusic@hotmail.co.uk and he will email you a pdf of the music. He would also be pleased to hear of any performances of his pieces. A full list of his works are on his website: www.rpmusic.org.uk.

Klangreden - Lutheran chorale based works for organ - Callum Alger.

Some Northamptonshire Organ Teachers

Lessons at All Saints’, Northampton: music@allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk

Tony Edwards –tonye1960@aol.com

Jonathan Harris – lessons at St Mary the Virgin, Finedon, plus churches in the Olney, Milton Keynes, Stony Stratford area. jonathan.harris1717@gmail.com

Andrew Moodie – lessons in the Northampton area – Director of Music St John the Baptist, Kingsthorpe. akjmoodie@aol.com

Organ Scholarships

All Saints’ Northampton: music@allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk

St Matthew’s Northampton: music@stmatthews-northampton.org.uk

St Mary the Virgin, Finedon - Junior & Senior Organ Scholarships jonathan.harris1717@gmail.com

Funding for young organists

Eddie Palmer Memorial Award - this is administered by the RCO. It is awarded to any organist under the age of 25 living in the UK for the furtherance of the study of the organ, particularly with the intention of taking any RCO college exam. Preference is given to those living, studying or working in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Contact Andrew McCrea at the RCO andrew.mccrea@rco.org.uk

David Morgan Education Fund - this is administered by the Northampton and District Organists' Association. Supports young organists with funding towards organ tuition, courses, music etc. Applicants are normally Student Members of the NDOA. The decision to award the grant, and the level of the grant, will be taken by the NDOA Committee.

Grants from the David Morgan Education Fund will be offered annually; the amounts offered will be dependent on the level of funds available and the number of applications. Applications should be by letter or email to the NDOA Hon. Secretary at helen.e.murphy@outlook.com, outlining the purpose for which the grant is requested.

The Michael James Music Trust – The Trust is for young and gifted musicians, taking music related courses. Priority is given to organ scholars working to obtain ARCO/FRCO qualifications. Grants cannot be given for the purchase of instruments or equipment.

The trust has a focus on "classical" music and a priority towards the discovery of talent. The trust also works towards advancing education in music in a Christian setting for the enrichment of worship. Application forms can be obtained from the address below and should be submitted by the end of April.

The Michael James Music Trust. 4 Blind Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NJ