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
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. Contributions for the newsletter and event listings are most welcome - please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The newsletter for April 2020 has been posted to members.
In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, we have postponed all of our planned events for now. Once things become clearer, we shall publish our plans on the website and in a newsletter.
We have set up an email list which
we shall use to keep members up to date with the Association,
particularly during the current situation. We would encourage all
members who use the Internet to join this list. To subscribe to
this list please click here.
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The programme for 2019/2020 season is posted on the programme page of the website though all of the events are presently postponed and new dates will be set at some point in the future.
St Chad's Farndon Chester
General Secretary, Katriona Moulton, has kindly offered to host this
meeting and we hope many members will come along. We look forward
to our visit when things are back to “normal”.
A church was present on the site at the time of the survey for the
Domesday Book; the present church dates from the 14th century –
it was damaged during the civil war and, apart from the tower, rebuilt in 1658 by William Barnston. It was restored in the 19th Century.
The church website, has an interesting history of the building.
The organ at St Chad’s was installed by Jardine Organs in 1947(?)
and is still maintained by them. The disposition of the organ is: Swell: Cornopean 8, Mixture II, Gemshorn 4, Viola da Gamba 8, Open Diapason 8, Voix Celeste 8, Lieblich Gedackt 8, Tremulant; Great: Trumpet 8, Fifteenth 2, Principal 4, Clarabella 8, Dulciana 8, Open Diapason 8; Pedal: Bourdon 16, Flute 8; Couplers Sw Oct, Sw Sub, Sw to Grt, Sw to Ped, Grt to Ped.
The address of the church is Church Lane, Farndon Chester CH3 6QD.
St Mary’s, Coleshill St., Flint
We have postponed our visit to the Church of
the Immaculate Conception, known as St Mary’s, Coleshill Street
in Flint, CH6 5BQ .
organ was built around 1900 by Peter Conacher and was installed in St
Mary’s in 1989 by Arthur Jones (ex Walkers). It was
restored by Neiland & Creane of Wexford, Ireland in 2017 (www.neilandcreane.com)
Our, chairman Tony Warren, will introduce the organ to us and there
will be an opportunity for members to play the instrument for
Ystym, Colwyn Hall
At the kind invitation of Dr Malcom Clarke, we have being invited to visit Ystym, Colwyn Hall, Near Welshpool, SY22 6BN.
There are three instruments to see hear and play: The fine Peter
CollinsWe are very fortunate to have been invited to visit.
Advanced registration for the meeting will be required once we can give
you a date.
We hope friends will be willing to share transport to Colwyn Hall.
organ in Dr Clarke’s home, an 18th century instrument in the
local church and another organ in the stable block.
We will be looking at a date and venue for our AGM once the current situation returns to normal.
Organ Music from Chester Cathedral
The Thursday Organ Recitals at Chester Cathedral are presently “paused” because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In order to continue this important programme of organ music (one of
the longest continuous recital series in the world), the Cathedral will
release a short programme of organ music recorded by the cathedral
organists, Philip Rushforth, Andrew Wyatt and Alex Palotal, on YouTube
each Thursday at 1:10pm.
Do join them at this virtual recital! on the Chester Cathedral Choir and Organ YouTube channel
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 2019-20 on the
website. Membership fees are
very modest and being a
member will keep
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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