The Association seeks to encourage and promote interest in all branches of church music. It organises an active programme of meetings including concerts, recitals, competitions, visits and social events. The object of the Association, which has been existence for over forty years, is "to advance the education of the public in the study of the art of music with special reference to liturgical and organ music”. The association has been working within this formal aim but in a more relaxed way than the constitution might suggest.
Information is exchanged regularly through a Newsletter which is mailed to all members.
The Association and its members are affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists.
and its excellent quarterly journal Organists' Review, can be obtained at a reduced rate.
Membership of the Bexley Association includes a reduced subscription to the Organists’ Review magazine and automatic membership of the Incorporated Association of Organists.
The Incorporated Association of Organists is a national federation of similar societies. The IAO organises an Organ Congress on one week each year consisting of concerts, workshops and visits. The event is often held in a university or cathedral city; in 2002 it was held in Paris. In 2006 Cologne; in 2008 Cambridge; 2009 in Liverpool and in 2010 Brighton. It also organises the London Organ Day. There are over 90 affiliated associations including a number overseas.
The drawing, by Bob Farley, above is reproduced here by courtesy of Bexley Council, Libraries & Museums department.
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