Chapter News

Chapter AGM - Wednesday 11th April, 7.45pm, Woking Leisure Centre

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on the above date and time.  Full notice, as well as proxy vote paperwork, will be despatched in the newsletter nearer the time.

2018 Concert Schedule, including Phil Kelsall MBE to play Woking in February 2018

We are delighted to confirm that Phil, who has been resident organist at the Blackpool Tower Wurlitzer since 1975, will be playing the Wonderful Woking Wurlitzer for the very first time on Saturday 17th February 2018 at 7pm.  This is a very special occasion indeed, so please spread the word and support the event if you can possibly do so.  All tickets will be £10 per head, and unfortunately we cannot offer any discount or consessions for this concert.

Our full 2018 Concert Schedule is now available from here.

Young Theatre Organist of the Year (YTOY) Comptition 2018

The 2018 YTOY will on held on Sunday 8th July at 2pm.  We are delighted to confirm that Byron Jones has very kindly offer to host the event on his 3/10 Compton, located in Bristol.  Further details from our YTOY pages.

You can read the full 2017 competition report here, and view photos of the event here

If you would like to make a contribution to help towards the costs of running this important event, please contact our treasurer Keith Reeve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BBC Radio 2 "The Organist Entertains" to be "rested" in schedule shake-up

We are saddened to learn that the above programme, which has been broadcast on BBC Radio 2 since 1969, will be "rested" from May 2018 as part of schedule changes.   It is currently broadcast at 11pm on Tuesday's, having moved from an earlier slot a few years ago, and is available to hear at all times via the BBC iPlayer Radio.

Help needed

We need help and support in the following ways:

  • Chapter trustees.  You would need to be registered as a trustee of the charity, be able to support the organisation and attend comittee meetings.
  • Woking concert set up and take down.  We would particularly welcome local people who can regularly help with this as none of the committee live in Surrey, let alone Woking!
  • Woking concert raffle.  Organise obtaining good quality prizes, sell tickets at the concerts, help with the draw and cash up at the end of the evening.

If you think you can help or wish to learn more then please contact one of the ATOS trustees who's details you can find here.

Newsletter Articles

We always welcome contributions to our Chapter Newsletter.  If you can help in any way, either with articles or photographs, please contact the editor, Peter Collett, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.