News and events from CLESO members and friends

The RSCM Essex and East London are running a ‘Give the best service you can!’ organ workshop on Tuesday 11th June 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Chingford Parish Church, E4 7EN

It’s an evening designed to help players at all levels brush up their accompaniment and service playing, looking at registration, console management, hymns and worship songs, pedalling, voluntaries - and much more. This is a practical, hands-on event.

To attend, please email for a registration form.

Saturday 28th September 2019 - 7.30pm

Recital by Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City Organist)

At St Edmund’s, Chingford E4 9DS


David_Bird_Sir_Andrew_Parmley_and_Mark_James1Sir Andrew Parmley, former Lord Mayor of London, appointed President of the City of London and Eastern Society of Organists

We are delighted to announce that, at our 2018 AGM, Sir Andrew Parmley accepted CLESO’s invitation to become our next president.

With this appointment, CLESO continues its long association with City organists. Sir Andrew succeeds Catherine Ennis, organist at St Lawrence Jewry and past president of the Royal College of Organists, and also two former organists of St Paul’s Cathedral, John Scott and Malcolm Archer.

Sir Andrew is passionate about the City and involved in many aspects of City life. For over 35 years he has been the Honorary Organist of St James Garlickhythe and is the first organist to have been appointed The Lord Mayor of London serving in 2016-17.

Sir Andrew's broad experience in music, education and the creative industries together with his long career in teaching, research, examining, adjudicating, writing, composing and editing will be a great asset to CLESO. His mission, like CLESO’s own, is to promote education and training in the musical arts and encourage a wide appreciation of the organ as an amazing musical instrument.

CLESO is indebted to Catherine Ennis who has served for many years as CLESO’s President. Catherine has always taken a strong interest in CLESO’s activities and has been a wonderful figurehead.

The CLESO Committee

Regular events organised by members and friends - click links for details

Royal School of Church Music - Essex and East London area

Chingford Parish Church, The Green, E4 7EN

St Michael’s Cornhill

London Organ Concerts Guide

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