Cumbrian Society of Organists

About the Society

The Cumbrian Society of Organists aims to promote awareness, skill and enjoyment in all aspects of the classical organ and organ music. The Society was formed in 1987 and is affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists.

Membership is open to anyone. We presently have about 45 members throughout Cumbria and surrounding districts, including players of all abilities from professionals to beginners, and others who do not play the organ at all but who enjoy organ music.

Our varied programme of events typically includes 'organ crawls' to locations in and around Cumbria, training days for organists and choirmasters, and demonstration lectures on technique and repertoire. There is no compulsion to play at any of these informal events, and certainly no scrutiny by fellow members.

In addition to this website, we send regular mailings to members and can include adverts for events in these.


The subscription year for membership runs from 1st April to 31st March. The standard fee is presently £14. However, the rate for the retired or unwaged is £12, and the rate for persons under twenty-three years of age and in full-time education is just £4.

There is usually a fee of £5 for events, to cover donations to our hosts, with a small surcharge for non-members.

If you would like to join the Society, or would like further information, please contact one of the committee members.

The Society is a registered charity, number 703138.