The Association was established in 1922 in order to encourage the art of organ playing and choir training and, in general, to foster music in churches in the North East of Scotland by means of regular meetings, courses, recitals and other events.
Our membership consists of practising and retired organists from both within the Aberdeen area and further afield, along with a number of non-organists who simply have an interest in organ music. If you are interested in joining the Association, we would be very happy to hear from you.
The Association is affiliated to both the Scottish Federation of Organists and the Incorporated Association of Organists. The Association also supports the work of the Scottish Churches Organist Training Scheme (SCOTS). In fact, a number of our members are currently participating in the SCOTS scheme.
The affairs of the Association are managed by a committee consisting of a President, Vice President, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Minutes Secretary and four other members.
Each year, the Association programme includes a diverse range of meetings and excursions. These range from talks from guest speakers to 'organ crawls', where members are able to compare and contrast the organs in a selection of churches.
From time to time, the Association is involved with more significant events within the wider community. A recent example of this is the John Rutter Choral Workshop and Concert in 2002, which was organised in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen.