The British Institute of
Organ Studies


Past Event


University of St Andrews

St.Salvador's Chapel

Hradetsky 1974


BIOS Residential Conference 2018

On the theme of 'Bach and his 19th century disciples'  

University of St Andrews, Scotland, in association with St Andrews Organ Week



Monday 30 July 

  • The Merseburg Concert - Henry Fairs

  • St Salvador's Chapel Bach recital Vincent Bernhardt (harpsichord & organ - 1973 Hradetzky)

Tuesday 31 July

  • John Norman British Organ Builders and the Search for the Bach Organ
  • Dr Peter Burman Organs as mainstream cultural heritage
  • Dr Katharine Pardee J.S.Bach in 19th century England
  • Richard Hobson Thoughts from a Neo-Classical youth
  • Symposium & Discussion on the 1973 Hradetsky organ
  • Gabriele Damiani Bach through the lens of late 19th & early 20th century performing editions 
  • Henry Fairs St Salvador, Dundee (Wordswoth & Maskell 1882) Reconstruction of the first performance of the Liszt BACH

Wednesday 1 August

  • Alan Buchan A survey of the relocation of organs in Scotland
  • Dr David Knight Who cares for uour stock of organs ?
  • Christopher Gray James Bruce, organbuilder of Edinburgh (with an apprentice instrument) 
  • Richard Hird Some Bavarian organs
  • Mendelssohn Masterclsss Prof. Matthias Havinga (Oude Kerk, Amsterdam)   
  • BIOS presentation for Organ Week participants Melvin Hughes
  • Concert  Kingsbarns Parish Church -  Chris Bragg & Donald Robinson (organ - 1882 Forster & Andrews)


Thursday 2 August


  • Caird Hall, Dundee (Harrison & Harrison 1923)
  • Lochee Parish Church, Dundee (Hill 1890) 
  • St Bride's, Glasgow (Hill 1865) 
  • Cottier Theatre, Dowanhill, Glasgow (1876 Willis)
  • Mendelssohn recital at St Brides  - Prof. Matthias Havinga (Oude Kerk, Amsterdam)

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