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SFO Conference 2023

Friday 28 to Saturday 29 April

Exterior of Holy Trinity Church

    Details of the Conference


    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:
      newly-commissioned music
      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


    Exterior of Holy Trinity Church

    Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church (and Hall), Albert Place, Stirling FK8 2RG
    The hall is immediately behind the church


    To help us with catering and other arrangements, please send in your registration form by Tuesday 25th April


    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)

    Stephen Morrison playing the guitar

    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

    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)

    Kevin Duggan at the console of Dunblane Cathedral


    A bargain at:

    Friday: £15
    Saturday: £40
    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.

    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!

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