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Cookhill Keyboard Club

Telephone Number :  07976885368   or   01789266788

Email address :  e.j.hearn@btinternet.com

Website :  www.cookhillkeyboardclub.org.uk

Contact name :  John or Lyn Hearn

Venue address : Cookhill Village Hall, Cookhill, Nr. Alcester, B49 5JS

About Cookhill Keyboard Club

Cookhill is a small, quiet and beautiful village on the border of Worcestershire and Warwickshire on the A441 Redditch to Evesham road, about 12 miles from Stratford on Avon, 8 miles from Evesham, 5 miles from Redditch and 3 miles from Alcester. Local visitor attractions, in addition to Stratford on Avon with its Royal Shakespeare Theatre, include Ragley Hall and Coughton Court.

The Cookhill Keyboard Club, formed in 1994 due largely to the foresight, initiative and enthusiasm of one man, Ernest Huggins, is quite unlike most organ and keyboard societies in that it does not run a monthly programme of concerts by touring professional organists. Rather, the Club is a forum for anyone interested in keyboard or organ music whether as a player or a listener. it is very much a 'hands-on' club, giving all members the opportunity to play whether they are advanced players and confident or beginners and more diffident.

The Music Coordinator organises opportunities for intermediate and more advanced ensembles. At each meeting, time is allocated for more able players to entertain and a short concert at the end of the evening by one of the members or an external guest provides a fitting climax to an excellent social and musical evening. The Club also provides opportunities for members of all levels to join a 'Background Music Group' which plays during the first half-hour whilst members and guests arrive.

The Club also organises three Professional Celebrity Concerts in March, July and November of each year, given by leading UK and International organists, with the latter entitled "The Ernie Huggins Memorial Concert" in honour.of the Club's Founder who passed away in August 2005.

The Club is very proud to have a local leading performer, David Ingley, as its Patron giving us access to hisr valuable experience, advice and guidance in development of the Club.

A friendly welcome is assured for anyone, player or listener, wishing to join or visit the Club.

The club usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm

Subscription: £5.00     Members admission: £1.50     Visitors admission: £2.50

In the concert diary below, those with a single asterisk are experienced Club members playing at the end of the Club evening for about 45 minutes. Those with two asterisks are invited guest professionals playing a 75 minute performance. Those in capitals without an asterisk, in March, July and November, form the Club's three main Celebrity Concerts with a full 2 hour concert.

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Cookhill Keyboard Club's Photo Gallery

Club Treasurer Club Founder - Ernie Huggins Club President. Mervyn John David Ingley Club Patron John Hearn. Club Chairman & Secretary Lyn Hearn. Assistant Secretary. Christine Smith. Committee member. Malcolm Smith Margaret Heming Committee member Helen Eyre

Cookhill Keyboard Club's Concert Diary

2017
January 4thDavid Ingley
February 1stSteven Gill**
March 1stAdrian Wyld *
March 24thTONY STACE (more details)

Spring Celebrity Concert

April 5thTony Hasson
May 3rdAdam Evans**
June 7thJohn Parker*
July 5thMatthew Bason (more details)

Yamaha Clavinova & Vocals

July 5thMatthew Bason**
July 21stMARK THOMPSON (more details)

Summer Celebrity Concert

July 21stMark Thompson
August 2ndTony Whittaker**
August 2ndTony Whittaker (more details)

Yamaha Clavinova

September 6th Steven Gill**
October 4thBrian Kinson* & Norma Brown*
November 1stJohn Hodgetts **
November 17thBrett Wales
November 17thBRETT WALES (more details)

Ernie Huggins Memorial Concert

December 8thT.B.A. (more details)

Xmas Celebration Event

2018
March 23rdMichael Wooldridge
July 20thDirkJan Ranzijn
November 16thChiho Sunamoto
December 7thMatthew Bason (more details)

Xmas Celebration Event

2019
March 15thTony Stace
July 19thMark Thompson
November 22ndChris Powell