OSQ in Times of Crisis
No, the Society itself is not in crisis, but we are all living in difficulties with work, health and social contact in the Australian Community.
It will be no surprise to you that organ related activities which we hoped to participate in and organise are abandoned or put on hold. Our Calendar shows the most recent, and an entry for the AGM in September in placed there more in hope than expectation.
However there are some rays of hope on the horizon.
For financial members of the Society, we are happy to report that Edition 1 of the Organ Australia journal (part of your membership package) has now been mailed to you.
We are also seeking support from members to participate in "Messages from Organists", where you can email a few sentences of your organ and musical experiences, queries and observations that might be of interest to other members, during our enforced absence from the live event scene.
Again for members, a new section of the website will be prepared giving links to interesting material on organs and music which is on the internet, but is sometimes hard to find.
I would eagerly commend these new initiatives to you, as we wait for better musical times beyond the crisis.
Peter Robinson, President, OSQ