News from the Administrator

Three Choirs Festival

The IBO is pleased to once again participate at the Three Choirs Festival.

This year it takes place from 24th July - 1st August in Worcester. We have an exhibition in the Choir House (which also houses the Festival Box Office) where there will be some small organs and back issues of our acclaimed journal 'Organ Building' to add to your collection, should you have any gaps.

We are looking for volunteers to help man our stand and chat to Festival goers about organ buiding, the IBO and so on. So, if you are a retired/current organ building member of the IBO do contact the Administrator. Any time you can give would be much appreciated.



IBO Change of Status to Charity

The IBO is pleased to confirm that our application to become a Charity was accepted on 9th February 2021 - our registered charity number is 1193458.

A copy of the governing document (our Constitution) is found in the members' area of the website.


New IBO Technical Advisory Service

The IBO announces the launch of a new technical advisory service specifically designed to meet the needs of insurance companies.

When policies are due for renewal, there is often the need for the trade to value a pipe organ on a new-for-old replacement basis. Following a claim, the IBO can also provide assistance in assessing the worthiness of technical proposals.

The IBO has unrivalled expertise on pipe organ matters of a technical nature and can call upon specialists as required. It operates a ‘conflict of interest’ policy to ensure any advice given is fair and unbiassed. Enquires to use the service should be directed in the first instance to the Administrator.