Organ Australia Magazine
The OSQ with other Organ Societies throughout Australia publishes a quarterly journal entitled Organ Australia. Usual content includes articles on various facets of organ music, descriptions of pipe organs in Australasia and elsewhere, concert reviews, CD reviews, profiles of members and other organists, news from organ builders, an editorial, organ competitions and organ-related advertisements.
Material for publication in Organ Australia is sought from members and other readers. Contributions are accepted in many forms - legible handwriting, typed, or word processed, and are to be sent to the editor by post (hard copy or disk) or as an e-mail attachment. Please contact the Queensland Coordinator David Vann (see Office Bearers Page)
Organ Australia is published three times a year, and is supplied to each OSQ member. The first issue was produced in September 2005
Closing dates for contributions to the journal are as follows:
15 March - articles
30 March - notices and advertisements
15 May - articles
30 May - notices and advertisements
15 October - articles
30 October - notices and advertisements
You are able to view previous editions of Organ Australia from the Society of Organist's website.
Payments for Church Musicians in Queensland
The OSQ Committee has received and supported the publication of these documents on payments for church musicians in Queensland, with particular reference to organists. These are published for the information and general understanding of the issues for those involved in church music.
Copies of the documents may be downloaded from the tabs below.
Elsie Anders (1932 - 2018)
Elsie has been a great supporter of the Organ Society as far back as the early 60s when she was for some years Treasurer.
Elsie attended many many of the Society’s events, concerts and organ rambles over the years and she always had a wealth of stories to tell and many friends to speak about, and took a keen interest in new people with musical and especially organ interests.
Bill McKelvie (1934 - 2017)
It is a privilege for me to present a tribute to one of our esteemed members, Bill McKelvie (1934-2017).
The Organ Society of Queensland was founded in 1952, and Bill joined soon after its formation. So his association with OSQ goes back over 60 years. He was on the OSQ Committee for many years and was Honorary Secretary from 1996 to 2004.