Kent County Organists' Association

KCOA Mission Statement

The Kent County Organists' Association (KCOA) is affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO) and consists of almost 100 members. The object of the Association is to promote the friendly interchange of ideas on all matters of interest to organists and choir directors. With the exception of August and January monthly meetings are held on Saturdays and include recitals, lectures, discussions and visits to places of interest in various parts of the county and sometimes further afield.

A day by the sea! A visit to Eastbourne

Member John Ross has kindly arranged this visit to two Eastbourne venues, Christ Church with its tonally unaltered 'Father' Willis organ, and his own home with its 4-manual Vincent Woodstock pipe organ, where we shall also have tea.

2.00 pm: Christ Church, Seaside

The 2-manual Willis organ (1880), with a most unusual case, retains its original action, including a Barker Lever! This instrument has recently been awarded an NPOR Historic Organ Certificate Grade II*.

Latest KCOA News

 Organ recital by Francesca Massey at St Dunstan's Cranbrook 

There will be an organ recital by Francesca Massey in the church at 1pm on Thursday April 4th. It's free!

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 8th March London Bridge Station Women's Day 'Organothon'!  

Our member Patti Whaley writes:

Do stop by if you're in the area and cheer on whoever is playing at the time -- my slot is
1:30 - 2pm, but come any time!

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 23rd March Lenten Recital at St Michael's Sittingbourne 11.00 am? TBC 

Member Patti Whaley writes;

I hope to give a short Lenten recital playing Bach, Bohm, Jongen, Howells, Bairstow, Brahms and Oldroyd.

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 Manuals and Pedals--an organist's weekly blog 

A colleague writes:

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 Organ Recitals at Canterbury Cathedral


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 A wonderful opportunity! 

The Saxon Shore Early Music Kenardington series includes a concert by Ton Koopman, no less, at 7.00 pm on 24 February, the day of the KCOA visit to Benenden and Cranbrook.

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 IAO NewsSheet no 16 

This may be downloaded from the Members' Pages.

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 Methodist Central Hall Recitals 
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 Skrabl house organ for sale! 

Anton Škrabl Practice Organ For Sale

Opus 350/2017 Slovenia


Manual I  C – g’’’, 56 notes

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 Young member's promotion 

One of our youngest members, Thomas Winrow-Campbell, who attends the Simon Langton Schools' sixth-form in Canterbury, is a fine organist and violinist, and has now been promoted to leader of the Ke

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