Useful links

The Institute of British Organ Building
The professional association for those involved in organ building in the UK. The IBO’s guidance pdf on the Faculty System (see also Church Care below) provides relevant information for those considering organ refurbishment projects.

The Incorporated Society of Organ Builders
The ISOB is an organisation for organ builders, and aims to advance the science and practice of organ building.

The British Institute of Organ Studies
BIOS encourages and promotes the study of the pipe organ, its history, design, and music.

The National Pipe Organ Register
The NPOR contains details of 35,000 organs including 10,000 pictures and 260 sound recordings.

Church Care
The Church of England’s comprehensive source of information for churches and cathedrals about maintenance of and changes to their buildings. Church Care’s Online Faculty System is especially useful for accessing information and advice quickly and efficiently on church building proposals.

The Ouseley Trust
The Trust can provide funds for organ repairs for Anglican churches where there is an active choral tradition.

The Association of Independent Organ Advisers
The AIOA is an organisation of accredited professionals who give independent advice and assistance with organ projects of any size.

Paul Hale – Independent Organ Consultant
Paul is an accredited AIOA member and a leading UK organ adviser with wide experience of organ con­struction and organ builders.

The Royal College of Organists
Established in 1864, the RCO promotes the advancement of organ playing and choral directing. RCO qualifications are recognised worldwide as a measure of achievement and distinction.

The Incorporated Association of Organists
The Association has some 6,000 members – professionals, amateurs, and music lovers.

Cathedral Music Trust
A charitable organisation with the aim of safeguarding and increasing public appreciation of the heritage of cathedral music.

The Guild of Church Musicians
The Guild fosters the highest attainable standards of music in worship.

The Royal School of Church Music
The RSCM supports a world-wide network of churches, schools and individuals, and is committed to achieving the best use of good music in worship.

Organists’ Review
The quarterly magazine of the IAO, providing a kaleidoscope of the organ world, with articles on a wide range of subjects.

Choir & Organ
An international magazine providing news, articles and reviews of all types of choral music, and celebrating the craft of pipe organ building across the centuries.

The Organ
A quarterly magazine with articles on new and historic instruments worldwide, organists, composers, festivals and competitions, as well as reviews of concerts, recordings etc.

The Organ Club
The Organ Club promotes awareness and appreciation of the art and science of the organ, its players and its music.

Scott Brothers Duo
A UK classical keyboard duo (Jonathan and Tom Scott) who perform internationally in combinations of piano, organ & harmonium.