Thursday 7th December
It was a real trip down memory lane when I addressed the Birmingham Organists' Association at their Annual Dinner on December 6th. As a youngster I had joined the BOA back in 1966 and much enjoyed five years attending their activities until Oxford beckoned. In my speech I reminisced about the vibrant Birmingham music scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s, a time when Louis Frémaux galvanised the CBSO, Roy Massey did the same at St Philip's cathedral, and the Birmingham School of Music was reborn and rehoused as the Birmingham Conservatoire (now, indeed, the Royal B.C). Great days in a great city!