About Us

About Us

Bristol and District Organists' Association (BDOA)

We’re a local group of about 150 people who like to share our enjoyment of the organ and its music.

There are no restrictions on membership: it is not necessary to be an organist, as we welcome all who are interested in the organ and its music, whether as players (all levels) or as listeners.

We aim to promote the organ as an instrument of practical and versatile music making in church, chapel or concert hall.

Each year we arrange monthly events, which include visits to notable organs, some not normally accessible, both in and outside our area. We also enjoy talks, presentations, demonstrations, recitals and an Annual Dinner with guest speaker.

Our meetings are open to anyone who wishes to come along, because we are keen to encourage enthusiastic members of any age and endeavour to encourage their continued interest and skills in playing or listening to the organ, and of course, joining us as a member!

The B&DOA is affiliated to The Incorporated Association of Organists (founded 1934) which is an umbrella institution that supports the work of local associations and holds regional and national events.

Our B&DOA members receive copies of the informative and excellent quarterly glossy 100 page IAO magazine ‘Organists' Review’.

We also produce a bi-annual Directory of B&DOA Members.

An annual Programme of Events is also published on our website and sent to all members by email.

Click here to find out how to join us

The B&DOA also has its own Facebook group.
All members are welcome to join and through it let others know of their interests and events, and make comments on what is going on, etc

If you'd like to join the B&DOA Facebook group, visit the page HERE


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