Parkhill Hotel near Lowestoft

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Lowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club

Telephone Number :  01502 390045

Email address :  lowestoftkeyboardorgan@gmail.com

Contact name :  Sandra Quelch

Venue address : Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5DQ

About Lowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club

Founded 1978 President and Patron: Mr. C. Curtin

Welcome to the Lowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club. Our venue is The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Lowestoft NR32 5DQ. We have use of a wonderful old building, a converted barn, specially equipped to hold such events as our Club.

We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6.30pm for a 7pm start and 9.30pm finish. Refreshments are served during the interval but other drinks can be purchased anytime from the Hotel bar.

Professional Concerts are held on the Second Tuesday of each month, except December and January, when Club Specials are organised by the Committee and generally include a Buffet. Admission :- £ 6.00

Players' and Social evenings are held on the Fourth Tuesday of each month. Members and visitors have the opportunity and are encouraged to play the Club's own Yamaha Tyros 5 (76) keyboard and an Orla Modena Organ. Also we have occasional use of a member's Yamaha DGX660 Piano. Admission:- £ 3.00

Annual Club Subscription of £6.00 has now been re-introduced following a majority vote at the Club AGM on 25th June 2019. On receipt of the subscription, each member will be issued with a LOAK Club membership card which gives information concerning the Club plus the next 12 month’s programme.

We are a very friendly Club and always welcome visitors from other Clubs and new members. Although we are an Organ and Keyboard Club you don't have to play to join us. Many people come along and listen to the music and enjoy the social occasion. Several of our members, including one of the Committee, don't play at all. while others play at home, but choose not to play at the Club.

The Concert list below, shows visiting artists who play a full range of music types from old time, jazz, musicals, classical modern and so much more. If you wish to “try us out” your admission charge is free. This is your chance to sit back, relax, enjoy the music and the social ambiance.

CLUB NEWS

Last September the Club, which was founded in 1978, commenced celebrating it's 40th Anniversary. We were hosted and entertained by our President and Patron, Mr Con Curtin, Allens Music, Great Yarmouth, and his Staff. Presentations were made to three of our current members who were involved with the founding of the Club. Also during this event, one of our members generously presented the Club with an Orla Modena organ.

Continuing with our Celebrations and to further promote the Club, we provided a Christmas tree for a local annual Christmas tree festival held at the end of November. The tree was decorated with musically themed baubles, many of which were hand made by members of the Committee. Also included was a minature Tyros keyboard at the base of the tree and a fairy holding an even smaller Tyros keyboard on top of the tree!! New promotional Club leaflets were made available by the tree. Over 3000 visitors attended the event and our tree was voted 15th out of 60 entrants.

Christmas celebrations included our annual Christmas lunch at our venue Parkhill Hotel, and a Christmas Social night on December 9th, when entertainment and nibbles were provided by the Committee.

The Club's first meeting of 2019 began in a similar way, with a Club Social night. Several special events are planned for the rest of the year including a Charity Concert in aid of SHIMS (local branch of Multiple Sclerosis Society on 19th May 2019.

Our Venue

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Lowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club's Concert Diary

2019
January 8thClub Special
February 12thDavid Thomas
March 12thPete Shaw
April 9thElizabeth Harrison
May 14thMark Thompson
June 11thBrett Wales
July 9thDaniel Watt FLCM
August 13thAnnie Theadkell
September 10thDavid Last
October 8thDirkJan Ranzijn (more details)

Concert-Show

November 12thDavid Harrild
December 10thChristmas Social evening (more details)

£3.00

2020
January 14thSteve Lowdell
February 11thTom Hind
March 10thMichael Sullivan
April 14thPhil Brown CT FVCM HonVCM MCP MCDST
May 12thDavid Ingley
June 9thSteve Hubble
July 14thLee Dewsnap
August 11thPeter Day
October 13thTony Stace
November 10thAndrew Nix
November 11thElizabeth Harrison
December 8thChristmas Social Evening
2021
February 9thChris Powell
March 9thMark Spafford
April 13thStuart Burr (more details)

Parkhill Hotel, Lowestoft - 7pm start