Ulster Society of Organists and Choirmasters

U.S.O.C. Newsletter - April 1997


Scoring Points - Or Enlivening The Score?

For its April meeting the society has invited Dr Desmond Hunter to present a lecture/recital including a selection of organ pieces from the Associated Board syllabus Grades 5-8. As you probably know, Dr Hunter is Senior lecturer in Music at the University of Ulster and a recitalist of international standing who has given concerts in Italy, France, England and the USA.

Even if an examination is not on your horizon at the moment Dr Hunter's insights will help to refresh your approach to the music you play. And on this occasion all the music to be discussed will be within the grasp of a performer of no more than average ability - music you could use at Sunday's service.

This meeting will take place at 3 pm on Saturday 19th April in St Brigid's Church, situated at the junction of Malone Road and Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast. The church houses a fine new Wells-Kennedy organ.


On Saturday 3rd May our Jersey Airlines flight to Gatwick departs 7 am from the City Airport. Please meet me by 6 am in the airport concourse where I shall hand over tickets and itineraries.

On the following Monday evening we expect to return to Belfast at about 9 pm. Accounts should be settled with the Honorary Treasurer (address below) by March 31st. If you have any queries about the trip please phone me (number also below). And do remember that our departure is from the CITY AIRPORT!


1 Welcome to new student member ANDREW ORR. His address is ...

2 Member JANE KIDD (an addition to the 1996 list) has moved to: ...

3 Member Dr Derek Cripps has changed his name to NATHAN KRIPZ and his address to: ... At present no church appointment and unavailable to deputise.

4 Deletions: Heather Bell, D S Burke, Angela Hayes, Jonathan McCracken, Michael Thomson, Mrs H Smyth.

Please note these changes on your membership list.

Yours sincerely


Honorary Secretary


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