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Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)

Telephone Number :  01255 428628   or   07774802935

Email address :  vicwiggins@yahoo.co.uk

Contact name :  Vic and Carol Wiggins

Venue address : Community Hall, Valley Road, Great Clacton, Essex, CO15 4AR

About Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)

 

Club Information

The Society was formed in 1976 by Clacton organists, Allen Warrender and Peter Brock, enrolling the grand total of thirty three members at the Argyle Hotel. After serveral changes of venue in the town centre, and membership growing quite rapidly, the society secured a more permanent venue at the Waverley Hotel that was to be their "home" until 1981. By this time, the founder members had moved on to devote more time to their careers.

In 1981 another new venue was found at the Community Centre in Valley Road, Great Clacton, and the club has gone from strength to strength with a present day membership of around 150 being entertained each month by the country's top artistes.

Our committee consists of myself Vic Wiggins, Chairman, Carol Wiggins, Secretary, June Brown, Treasurer, and Norman Brown, Vice Chairman. It is a small committee but we work well together and all aspects of running the club are covered.     We have a small band of volunteers who help each month putting chairs out , running the raffle and helping in the kitchen.  There are also other willing members who help to clear up the hall after the concerts.

The main function of the society is to promote live keyboard/organ  music in a friendly and social atmosphere, with the emphasis on 'enjoyment'. You don't need to be a player, just come along and enjoy the music performed by the country's leading musicians! 

The.re is a general misconception that the word 'organ' means it is either the traditional theatre organ or a church or classical organ. As much as this view is still appreciated and respected, there is a whole world of difference in the modern day instruments. The sounds that todays artistes produce are amazing. Anything from a full string orchestra or brass band through to an electric guitar or violin, every type of instrument and style is acheived by these multi-talented musicians. So don't be put off by the word organ. Go along to your local club and see and hear for yourself, you will be pleasantly surprised we assure you.

This year we have two new committee members, Roger and Linda Bellamy. Roger and Linda have been members for a long time. They also organised dances to raise money for club funds, which was much appreciated.

 

The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month, doors open 7.00pm concert starts at 7.30pm.

Subcription: £16 double, £8 single

Members admission: £5

Visitor admission: £7

Our Venue

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Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)'s Photo Gallery

Julie Wiggins ready for her concert Carol in festive spirits!! 2010 Vic and Carol Vic Carol June and Norman with Elizabeth Harrison before her concert members enjoying a social night Our AGM Committee meeting Vic keeping things in order!!  Our new committee members Roger & Linda

Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)'s Concert Diary

2017
January 11thAnne Threadkell
February 8thAGM and Social eveniing
March 8thMike Hall
April 12thIan House
May 10thIan Griffin
June 14thPete Shaw
July 12thSteve Hubble
August 9thDavid Harrild
November 8thTony Stace
December 13thMatthew Bason
2018
January 10thANNIE THREADKELL
February 14thAGM (more details)

AND FUN NIGHT

March 14thChiho Sunamoto
April 11thBrett Wales
July 11thDirkJan Ranzijn
August 8thMark Thompson
September 12thElizabeth Harrison
October 10thMichael Wooldridge
December 12thChris Powell