Information on Forthcoming Meetings and Events

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30th July 2022 - AGM - Chelsea Old Church & St Peter's Vauxhall

We look forward to welcoming members in person to this year's AGM. Our postponed venue from 2020 - Chelsea Old Church - is where we shall spend the majority of the day, with a visit to St Peter's Vauxhall to round off the day after the formalities of the AGM itself. During the morning, Joost de Boer (of William Drake Ltd), Andrew Macmillan (Director of Music) and consultant Dr William McVicker will present the organ.  This entirely new three-manual and pedal, 33-stop organ with dual stop action including stepper, has a new case design inspired by an organ once thought to have been in the church in the eighteenth-century. Lunch will take place in Petyt Hall, an elegant hall alongside the church, after which the business of the Annual and Ordinary General Meetings will take place. We will then make our way to St Peter's Vauxhall where Goetze & Gwynn restored the 1870 T. C. Lewis organ in 2019-2020.





 

7th - 9th October 2022 Canterbury

The 2022 residential meeting has a diverse content from two visits to the Cathedral and also St Paul's Canterbury, to a workshop visit to Mander Organ Builders at Stourmouth where, in addition to a tour of the workshop, the archives of Speechley, F H Browne and Mander Organs will be made available. Our hotel is the 4-star Abode Hotel and of course the local attractive resorts of Whitstable, Broadstairs and Margate allow members to extend their stay. Early booking is recommended to secure the negotiated hotel rates. The traditional IBO dinner will feature on the Saturday evening, with Adrian Bawtree as out after-dinner Speaker.