DARLINGTON & DISTRICT ORGANISTS' & CHOIRMASTERS' ASSOCIATION
Registered Charity No. 508680
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|The Association's History
Organs of Darlington 1968 [LP] is now online at http://www.phmusic.co.uk/organdarlington.html
Treasurer: John Thorley,
14 Hartford Road, DARLINGTON DL3 8EY - Tel: 01325-243340
Subscriptions are to be paid to the Treasurer, being due at
the AGM in June each year.
Minimum payment is now £35.00 for standard membership (£15 without "Organists Review")
£40.00 for Family membership; or £25.00 concessionary rate, notably for students.
(NB. Of necessity, to offset costs, there is a separate admission charge to some recitals/concerts).
Other Committee members
(as elected): Paul Tate, Bill Wood
, Matthew Atherton
Web Master: Richard Hird
|Reports from the 2018/9 Annual
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|The Association, founded in 1955,
primarily exists to enable members to share their common
interest in the organ and its music, together with the
associated choral tradition.
The Association is affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists, a national federation of similar societies, which publishes an excellent quarterly magazine - The Organists' Review - which our members receive within the amount of their subscription. Also the IAO promotes and organises an annual Conference and training activities, usually in a university and/or cathedral town or city, in Manchester in 2000, and supports regional events.
DDOCA membership is open to all who are interested, on
payment of the appropriate annual subscription. We
include among our members professional and amateur
musicians of a wide range of interest in and expertise
at the organ, students, and non-instrumentalists - as
individuals or as a family. New members are always very
An elected committee and officers arranges a varied programme of meetings meetings, recitals, concerts, talks, visits and/or social occasions held monthly September to June in the Darlington and south Durham area and sometimes beyond, normally on a Sat.evening. All, including non-members, are most welcome at these events.
For further details of membership, or about the
Programme that follows, or indeed for any other
information, please contact
the Secretary (address
Notice of forthcoming events will be posted here.
For the Diocesan Organists' Training Scheme see <http://www.durhamliturgy.org.uk/> - information about the Scheme and an Application Form appears towards the bottom of the page, and/or contact James Randle [Chorister School]. There is also an organ pathway through the RSCM's new 'Church Music Skills' programme [http://www.rscm.com/education/skills.php] though it's rather more expensive.
Occasional workshops are arranged by the Newcastle & District Society of Organists and other organisations, as part of a drive to promote and further excellence, awareness and enjoyment in organ playing throughout the region.
DanMagic, the online home of "Dan and the Magic
the animated story of the
greatest musical instrument of all. This is a great opportunity for children and
families to meet
the pipe organ.
and parents will find free
Dan at home, whether
for use with pre-schools at playgroup or nursery,
in primary/infants/junior school music
lessons, or at children's events.
author uses what little information is usually
supplied, but can take no responsibility for the
accuracy of the details given.
Other North East
(for programme and membership details)
Newcastle : Webpage || Cleveland : Webpage
Organ webpage links