Friday 28 to Saturday 29 April
Details of the Conference
- getting to the venue (come by train or bus!)
- local accommodation providers
Stirling and District Society of Organists looks forward to welcoming you at Holy Trinity Church, Stirling to the 61st SFO Conference.
It will be good to catch up with you again as we enjoy:
- Varied performances:
guitar and organ duo
a choral concert
and the celebrity organ recital by Kevin Duggan
- Learning opportunities:
choosing music for your choir and congregation
- Sung Afternoon Prayer
- Guided tour of the church and its beautiful windows, with organ reflection
- Display of music by Banks Music Publications throughout the Conference
To help us with catering and other arrangements, please send in your registration form by Tuesday 25th April
- Download the publicity leaflet (tri-fold PDF, 0.9Mb)
See below for the Conference costs, which include admission to the recitals and all meals.
The programme is expected to include the following (click on the box for each day to open it):
Friday 28th April
6.30 pm Registration (church)
Get to the church in plenty of time to collect your programme and name badge and renew friendships
7.00 pm Recital by Puddledub Duo (church)
(Stephen Morrison guitar and Robin Bell organ)
8.15 pm Supper (hall)
Saturday 29th April
9.30 am Registration (church)
If you’ve not already got your programme and name badge, collect them and have a tea or coffee in the hall
10.00 am Illustrated talk on Holy Trinity Church and its stained-glass windows (church)
(Dr Peter Burman, with organ music by Dr Antony Baldwin)
10.45 am Mid-morning break (hall)
A quick pause to fortify you for the AGM!
11.00 am AGM
You can read the Conference Papers in the printed programme
11.30 am Vocal session preparing for Afternoon Prayer (church)
Antony Baldwin introduces the music we will sing in Afternoon Prayer
12.00 noon Choosing music to nurture your choir and congregation (church)
Revd Canon Christoph Wutscher & Alistair Warwick helping you to renew your church’s worship through song
12.30 pm lunch
A time to refuel and get to know the other attendees and presenters
1.45 pm Concert by Hillfoot Harmony
2.45 pm Sung Afternoon Prayer (church)
a short service, including the first performance of Antony Baldwin’s new setting of
When in our music God is glorified
written for the Conference
3.15 pm Tea (hall)
3.45 pm Celebrity Organ Recital by Kevin Duggan (church)
A bargain at:
Both days: £50
Your ticket includes:
- admission to all events
- tea and coffee
- the AGM!
- Friday supper and/or Saturday lunch
Getting to the Venue
There is no parking at the church; parking on site is limited to presenters and performers, who have various items of equipment to bring in and out of the church.
As parking is currently limited due to roadworks, it’s best to come by public transport.
Holy Trinity Church is in Albert Place, a 10-minute walk from Stirling Rail and Bus stations via Friar Street, King Street and Corn Exchange Road.
Limited parking is available on nearby streets or at shopping centres in town.
Currently, there are roadworks on Albert Place and Dumbarton Road.
- For details, see engage.stirling.gov.uk/en-GB/projects/albert-place
- For daily updates, see streetguide.co.uk/roadworks/FK82QL
As feared, there are still major disruptions, so it’s worth leaving plenty of time to arrive.
If you’re early enough, you can grab a coffee and chat or browse the music.
Or you can find a pub!