Chester & North-East Wales Organists' & Choirmasters' Association

Affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists
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We are an association for all those who love to hear and play the organ, and enjoy choral music.  

We hold a variety of events including talks, recitals and often there is an opportunity for those attending to play the organs we visit.  We arrange visits to churches, chapels and other locations in the West Cheshire, Wirral and North-East Wales to see and hear interesting instruments.  We produce a monthly newsletter with items of interest to our members. 

Our meeting on Saturday March 10th (1:30pm to 4.00pm) is a singing workshop led by  Enid Whittle and takes place at  Hoole Methodist,  Church Chester.  Enid will be giving practical examples of how to achieve particular musical results  from your choir and will be using “God so loved the world” (from Stainer’s The Crucifixion), “If ye love me” (Thomas Tallis) and “I gonna sing when the Spirit says sing” (Traditional Spiritual) to illustrate the techniques being discussed.   We  hope you will encourage any of your friends who sing to come along too.  Please note the event will start promptly at 1.30pm, with singing for about 1½ hours followed by refreshments and the opportunity to share fellowship.

The  2017-18 season is our twentieth year and the programme, which is available online, includes a number of "special" activities to mark this anniversary.  We shall be celebrating the twentieth "birthday" on the afternoon of May 19th  - please reserve that date in you diary now!  Members should have received an invitation for the 20th Anniversary Celebrations with the February newsletter mailing.  Please  be sure to reply before 31st March if you wish to attend.

(You can  click on the images of the invitation card to see a larger copy of the image.)

If you are interesting in joining the Association you will be sure of a warm and friendly welcome. Have a look at the and look at our membership page and the
programme for 2017-18  on the website.  Membership fees are very modest and being a member will keep you informed of our events and enable you to take out a subscription to the IAO magazine, The Organist's Review, at a reduced cost.

Please consider joining the CNEWOCA today!

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