The club began in the mid 1970's as THE BRIDPORT ORGAN SOCIETY. It's aim was not to provide a venue for regular organ concerts, but more for a gathering of like-minded people to chat and mix socially. Church organists and music teachers provided musical interludes, sometimes a teacher would bring along an up and coming young pupil to play, either solo or duet. The audience was usually around twenty people, sometimes much less, often depending on the weather.
Eventually a very basic committee was formed with a simple constitution. It was some time later that a national organist would be booked for two concerts during the year. This became a 'Big Night Out' and drew an increased audience! Some of the earliest organists were Trevor Bolshaw, Eileen Thorpe, Anita Gay, Lloyd Lewis and Tim Flint. In the 1980's a committee was set up to take care of the duties, publicity, stage settings, printing. A constitution for all members and a much-improved sound system was an accepted part of the BRIDPORT ELECTRONIC ORGAN CLUB
The club is regularly looking for new members since the current membership has reduced to less than 100. Come along and support us with our venture of bringing the best players in the organ world to Bridport. We organise twelve concerts a year with all top rate organists. So, if you live locally or are visiting this beautiful Jurassic coastal area, come along to one of our concerts and have a great evening's entertainment - we'll even throw in tea/coffee and biscuits!
We look forward to seeing you at a future date - you will be sure of a warm welcome.
The club usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm
Membership: £4.00 per annum
Members admission: £7.00
Visitors admission: £8.00
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