Information on Forthcoming Meetings and Events


IBO Spring Meeting - Selby Abbey re-scheduled for Saturday 1st September

This meeting, originally scheduled for March 3rd, but postponed due to bad weather, takes place at Selby Abbey (YO8 4PU) where the renowned 1909 Hill organ was restored by Principal Pipe Organs in 2016. Following a  presentation and demonstration by Geoffrey Coffin in the morning lunch will be provided and then in the afternoon two talks are scheduled - one on blowers by Stephen Lemmings (blower engineer) and one on electricity replacing pneumatics by John Norman. Please contact the IBO Administrator for further details. We look forward to seeing you there!

IBO AGM - Westminster, London Saturday 28th April

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting takes place in Westminster where we have arranged to visit the Mander organ at St Matthew's where Ian Bell (IBO Hon. member) will talk about the project and Nigel Groome will play for us. The adjoining Conference Centre will provide facilities for the formal AGM, plus lunch). After lunch we will visit the chapel of St Mary Undercroft (within the Houses of Parliament), home to the striking Drake organ. John Norman, consultant, will open the talks there to be followed by Joost de Boer of William Drake Ltd before theorgan is demonstrated by Tom Mahon. NB Airport-style security is in place at the Houses of Parliament, so no sharp objects/tools please plus ID, such as passport/photographic driving licence will be required.