HOA'S ONLINE MAGAZINE
May and June 1997
Welcome to the third issue of TheClarion online. TheClarion is HOA's magazine and newsletter which is published on a regular basis and issued to our members worldwide.
Now you can read a selection of articles from the latest issue on our web pages. If you want a full printed copy of TheClarion, please email Robert Cockroft.
- Jacques van Oortmerssen, the world renowned
organist and teacher is to buy a Conacher house organ from Wood of Huddersfield.
- Huddersfield University has received
over £100,000 in grants for major work on the St.Paul's concert organ.
- A project has begun to capture the sound of Huddersfield's organs for posterity.
- Three organs in the Holme Valley and a visit to Compo's formed the centre-piece of our well-attended March meeting.
- Visitors from as far away as Norway turned up for our President's evening held in February.
- Sterndale Hurst, continuing his reflections for TheClarion, recounts how he was admonished during rehearsal by the redoubtable Dr.Malcolm Sargent
- Don Roworth has stepped down as Honorary Secretary after helping save the association from closure.
- Wasn't church musical life easier 100 years ago! In those days it would invariably be Merbecke's setting which was sung week by week. But all that has changed with the introduction of the ASB.
- Granville Brook reflects on the influences that led him to take on his first organ post.
- Malcolm Cruise of the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reviews the musical feast whch followed the AGM this year.
- For organists, the parish church of St Bartholomew at Marsden holds a magic and mystery unique to the area.
- Our very own 'Soundboard' column with Douglas Bell.
- Miscellaneous news snippets...
You can also read a selection of articles from the February 1997 issue:a
- The contract for tuning and maintenance of the new 1.2 million pound organ in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall has been won by Wood of Huddersfield.
- Dr Geoffrey Lockwood was appointed organist at New Mill 25 years ago and is still happily in situ.
- "There are no stops anywhere shorter than 4ft and the pedal organ has only a big boomer and a little boomer..." Thoughts and more from our very own Douglas Bell.
- Foie Gras, rivers of champagne and international soloists beyond compare... Read the plans for this year's President's Evening
- Huddersfield organists never sit still for long. Find out what they're up to now.
- Between Grange Moor and Dewsbury lies the church of Lower Whitley. Robert
Cockroft explains its allure.
- Holme on the range with Compo... news of our March meeting
You can also read the following articles from the November 1996 issue of The Clarion.
- "I don't want to go down in the history of the Association as the Pork Pie
President", Robert Cockroft solemnly told the AGM.
Quite right, too. So we must take our, er, svelte leader at his word, even
though pork pies were served at the AGM in April 1995 and, let's see, in
- Nearly two dozen members of the Huddersfield and Wakefield Associations
travelled to East Yorkshire to hear two fine instruments. Robert Cockroft
- Forty people attended the annual dinner at the Three Acres where guest
speaker Simon Lindley spoke of his life in music.
- The PCC at St Mary's Barnsley is considering an outline scheme to rebuild
- Everything from simple hymn tunes to French toccatas were played by
visitors to the Association's organ day at the Town Hall on Saturday
morning, October 5.
- My first organ post
Simon Lindley, Master of the Music at Leeds Parish Church and Leeds City
Organist, looks back in affection on Binsey.
- It seems like only yesterday that Harrison and Harrison of Durham completed
their restoration of Huddersfield Town Hall's Father Willis. Now maintenance has been taken over by Wood of Huddersfield who
have just completed the second phase of an improvement scheme which started
© Huddersfield Organists' Association 1997.