Postponement of the 43rd OHTA Annual Conference

Dear members and friends of OHTA,

By now you would all be aware of the disruptions being caused across the world by the current Covid-19 pandemic.

As a result, we have found it unfortunately necessary to postpone the 43rd OHTA Annual Conference, planned to be held in Western Australia in September 2020, now planned to be held in September 2021.

We regret this decision but felt it to be in the best interest of our members.

Separately, there will be a need to hold the OHTA AGM at some point later this year. We may arrange this to coincide with another organ event, likely in the eastern states.

The Organ Historical Trust of Australia website  and OHTA News will provide up to date information on the OHTA conference and the AGM as it becomes known.

At this time, our thoughts are with the entire cultural community, including organists, music directors, choirs, churches and other organisations, whose livelihoods will be severely threatened during this crisis.

Thankfully though, the wonderful realm of music is still around us to support us in times when we are tested.  So we hope that you can all make time to pause, listen and fully engage with your favourite organ related music, perhaps via the internet or from your own collections of CD’s and vinyl LPs.

We hope that you can all stay well and safe, and we look forward to when we can meet again in person.

Yours sincerely,
Steven Kaesler
Chair, OHTA

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