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Centenary Projects

The Association has initiated the following five exciting new projects to celebrate its Centenary Year in 2021.

Centenary Scholarships

Friday, 1 January 2021


Centenary Scholarship entry requirements, benefits, application procedure, and terms and conditions.

Saturday, 2 January 2021


Centenary Composition Competition, entry requirements, winning benefits, application procedure, and terms and conditions.

Monday, 1 February 2021


Centenary Composition Competition

Monday, 1 February 2021


Centenary Organ Book

Monday, 1 March 2021

NDOA Centenary Organ Book.

The Centenary Organ Book will consist of a variety of suitable organ compositions by members and well-known local composers. Committee member Lee Dunleavy has kindly agreed to project-manage its production.

Banks Music has kindly agreed it would be prepared to produce and promote the book, and it is hoped that the winning entries in our Centenary Composition Competition will be included in the publication.

The Organ Book will have a projected sale price of £10-12, with a reduction for Association members.


Centenary CD

Thursday, 1 April 2021

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N&DOA: A Short History

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

N&DOA: A Short History

The story of NDOA’s history over the last 100 years is fascinating, and something which will interest members, friends and anyone with an eye for the musical and social history of the town and district.

NDOA is fortunate to have a virtually complete set of papers, including minutes, newsletters, programmes and press cuttings, and this short history will draw on those sources and on personal recollections to illustrate the development of the association from its foundation in 1921 to the present day.

The history will take the form of a special edition of the Association’s Newsletter and will be available free of charge to members, and for general sale, later in the year.