Hi and welcome to the Norwich Organists Club, or actually our new name THE NORWICH ELECTRONIC ORGAN & KEYBOARD CLUB. As a club we have been around for over 30 years but like a lot of clubs have had a few hard times in the past few years. However in 2010 we moved from the Royal British Legion premises to a lovely new venue at Drayton Village Hall and our numbers have been steadily increasing ever since. The hall is situated next to the Drayton Red Lion Pub on the A1067 road out of Nowich, it's about 3 miles out from Asda.
We always meet on the last Tuesday of the month starting at 7.30pm and to encourage new members we only charge £6 on the door with no additional membership fee to pay. We just want you to come and join us for a light hearted evening of excellent music and entertainment provided by one of the many leading professional organists this country has to offer, occasionally we have organists from further afield too!
As you will see from the list below we have some very good players lined up for you for 2013 and lots more in the pipe-line for 2014. So do come if you can, and if it's your first time please look me up (Martin, I'm the chairman) and lets have a mardle (sorry that's Norfolk for a chat).
April 30th - Robert Wolfe, travelling all the way from the other side of Norwich, made his first appearance at the club and received a very warm reception from a bigger than normal appreciative audience. Club members, along with local and not so local fans who had made the journey from other parts of the country almost filled the hall.
Robert's opening number 'That's Entertainment' was only the start of an evening proving that he certainly knows how to entertain, using his sheer mastery of the Lowrey Royale to do most of the talking. Watching his hands and feet flying over the keys and pedals and listening to the feeling and interpretation he puts into his music is something most definitley not to be missed.
This year is Robert's 33rd summer season as resident organist at the Thursford Wurlitzer, but he is equally at home on electronic. Being very much the traditional organist we heard plenty of those lovely lush Lowrey flutes played in theatre style, as well as jazz organ up-tempo numbers and the more serious church and classical organ, incorporating the lovely choir voices this organ has. However, Robert is no stranger to all styles as he showed us during a great Irving Berlin arrangement, a tribute to the late Kenny Ball, Beatles rock 'n' roll, Mambo Jambo, La Comparsita, the orchestral arrangements of Dream of Olwen and Legend of the Glass Mountain and many many more.
A superb evening - which took on a friendly, enthusiastic and light-hearted feel from the very beginning and finished with a good old-fashioned sing-song.
May 28th - Nicholas Martin, theatre, church and electronic organist from Leicestershire will be entertaining us with a variety of music.
June 25th - Paul Roberts from Ilminster in Somerset.
Do come and join us - we are very friendly, it's well worth £6.00 and you get tea or coffee with biscuits as well!
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|January 29th||Trevor Flunder|
|March 26th||Janet Dowsett|
|April 30th||Robert Wolfe|
|May 28th||Nicholas Martin|
|June 25th||Paul Roberts|
|July 30th||Ian House|
|August 27th||Elizabeth Harrison|
|September 24th||Jean Martyn|
|October 29th||Mark Thompson|
|November 26th||Matthew Bason|
|January 28th||Trevor Flunder|
|February 25th||Dave Smith|
|March 25th||Daniel Watt|
|May 27th||Tony Stace (more details)|
Duet Show with Andrew Nix
|May 27th||Andrew Nix (more details)|
with Tony Stace
|June 24th||Ben Scott-Hyde|
|July 29th||Chris Powell|
|August 26th||Ryan Edwards|
|September 30th||Kevin Grunill|
|October 28th||Brett Wales|
|November 25th||DirkJan Ranzijn|
|November 28th||Brett Wales|