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
The Club has no annual membership charge but we would prefer you to complete a membership form. This is to enable you to vote on any future Club decisions that may be needed.
This year the Club is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary. We are fortunate enough, that a few of our current members are the original people who founded the Club!! Allen’s Music, Great Yarmouth, with whom the Club and it's members, have a good relationship, are kindly hosting an event to celebrate the Anniversary. During this year we have held our annual Charity event and taken part in a joint Charity event with Great Yarmouth Club. Recently, have re-introduced taking presentations to outside groups and hope that this will strengthen people's interest in our kind of music.
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.
As you can see from the Concert list below, for the next 18 months, we have visiting artists playing a full range of music types from old time, jazz, musicals, classical 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.
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|January 8th||Club Special|
|February 12th||David Harrild|
|March 12th||Pete Shaw|
|April 9th||Elizabeth Harrison|
|May 14th||Mark Thompson|
|June 11th||Brett Wales|
|July 9th||Daniel Watt FLCM|
|August 13th||Annie Theadkell|
|September 10th||David Last|
|October 8th||DirkJan Ranzijn (more details)|
|November 12th||David Thomas|
|December 10th||Christmas Social evening (more details)|
|January 14th||New Year Club Special|
|March 10th||Michael Sullivan|
|April 14th||Phil Brown CT FVCM HonVCM MCP MCDST|
|May 12th||David Ingley|