News and events from CLESO members and friends

Two chances to hear Philip Norman’s lecture on Music and the Reformation!

  • Saturday 23 September 2017 at 7.30pm – St Michael’s Church, Northcote Road, Walthamstow E17 6PQ
  • Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 8pm - St Andrew’s Church, Market Place, Enfield Town, EN1 3EG. This is the Enfield & District Organists' Association’s October event. They warmly invite CLESO members to join them.

In the 500th anniversary year of the German Lutheran Reformation, Philip Norman, organist at St Marien mit St Georg Lutheran Church in London, gives a lecture on Music and the Reformation. His one-hour talk will be enlivened with audio illustrations. Admission is free. 

St. George-the-Martyr Church, Borough

Friday 22 September at 7pm

The specialist chart topping and internationally famous choir ‘Commotio’ will be performing works by Bob Chilcott from their new CD 'All Good Things'. They will be conducted by him and choir founder and Director, Matthew Berry.

The repertoire you will hear is wonderfully upbeat and infectiously joyous and will be accompanied by a superb jazz trio, led by Alexander Hawkins. This is a pioneering and stunning choir who always give an electrifying performance, it is not to be missed!

The concert is entirely free and will be followed by a buffet reception in the crypt, for which there is a £5 charge, where you can meet the composer and the choir. There will also be a bar and a retiring collection for the St. George’s Organ Restoration Appeal Fund. If you would like to come please email and state if you would like us to reserve a buffet ticket(s) for you which will be kept at the box office, and you can pay on the day. The concert itself is entirely free of charge.

The church is immediately opposite Borough tube station (Northern Line) and is served by C10, 21, 35, 47, 133 and 40 bus routes.


Bach_choir_posterSt George’s German Church, Alie St, LONDON E1 8EB

Sunday 8 October 6.30pm

Hanover Bach Choir
“Peace on Earth”

Music by Bach, Brahms & Schönberg

Free Admission

The latest Southbank Centre's series of organ concerts starts with Simon Johnson on 25 September.

Further details are available at:



The venue: St. Alban's Church, Albert Road, Ilford IG1 1HW (close to Ilford town centre)

The rehearsals: every Tuesday evening during term-time from 8.00pm until 9.30pm

The start date: Tuesday 3rd October 2017

The concerts: three per year - one before Christmas, one before Easter and one in June or July

The music: mostly sacred, mostly from the classical repertoire from 16th to 21st century

The singers: women and men who love choral music and who can sing in tune and read music

The cost: free

If you are interested in joining and would like further details: please email Charles, the Director of Music of St Alban's Church, Ilford

The email address:

St Johns Islington 2017 seriesSt John the Evangelist RC Church,
Duncan Terrace, Islington N1 8AL

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

Chingford Parish Church, The Green, E4 7EN

St Michael’s Cornhill

London Organ Concerts Guide

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