Monday 6th December at 1:10pm

Choir and Organ Christmas Special
with the Edinburgh University Singers
Calum Roberson (conductor)
and John Kitchen (organ)

Celebrate the much-anticipated return of Get Organised to the Usher Hall with the hugely popular annual choir and organ Christmas special!  The Edinburgh University Singers  under their conductor Calum Robertson,  with John Kitchen at the organ,  present varied  seasonal music for Advent and  Christmas, both  old favourites and  new pieces.  You will also have a chance to sing  some of your  favourite carols  ¬ -   and inevitably the organ variations on ‘Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer’  will make an appearance after a year’s absence!    An occasion not to be missed.

MONDAY 10 JANUARY  at 1.10pm

Handel hits

John introduces the 2022 Get Organised  series with a programme of perennial Handel favourites,  including an organ concerto,  the Overture and March from the Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, the popular Arrival  of the Queen of Sheba and other equally well-known pieces.  Not to be missed!

MONDAY 17 JANUARY  at 1.10pm

Music by Edward Elgar

Elgar’s great Organ Sonata in G is his only substantial original work for the organ, and this concert will present the whole of this four-movement piece which sounds particularly well on the Usher Hall organ.    Fortunately,  much of Elgar’s other music sounds well in organ transcription, and the recital  will include   a few Elgar favourites including  Salut d’Amour.  We will begin with the Pomp and Circumstance March no. 4 in G.

MONDAY 24 JANUARY at 1.10pm

A programme of organ music by women  composers

In the last few years we have been hearing more and more music in many genres  by women composers—music which has rarely been heard  but which is  of fine quality,  but unjustly neglected and unperformed.   This state of affairs applies also to organ music,  and today’s programme attempts to redress the balance slightly by presenting a range of pieces by Elizabeth Turner, Florence Price, Amy Beach and  Elfrida Andrée, as well as the better-known  Clara Schumann and  Fanny Mendelssohn.

MONDAY 31 JANUARY at 1.10pm

Another concert of audience requests.

John will once again be looking for  more suggestions from audience members! Now is your chance after a long gap.