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 are a friendly bunch and 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. 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).
Tuesday 25th August 2015 - Chris Jones Chris arrived in his motorhome and unloaded his Yamaha US1 midi-ed with a Technics KN7000, effectively creating a 3 - manual organ. Also included in his set - up was a Roland sound module and several Yamaha add - ons, all combining to deliver his brand of musical entertainment.
Starting with a jaunty medley of Good Morning, Happy Feet, The Shoemaker and the Muppet Show, Chris demonstrated how he can get the best out of these instruments. We had such diverse offerings as Sleepy Shores with lovely piano and strings, The Poirot theme with a beautiful haunting saxaphone, Mahler's 5th Symphony, Sheep May Safely Graze, music by the Shadows, Abba, Ivor Novello, sambas, Carousel and My Fair Lady medleys and a lovely collection of Ray Coniff tunes including an effective use of the 'do wah' singers in It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing.
The very wet weather and cool temperatures on the day had resulted in a smaller than usual audience on the night but it didn't put Chris off and a most pleasant evening was had by all who had managed to get there.
Do come and join us - we are very friendly, our evenings are entertaining and varied, it's well worth £6.00 and you get tea or coffee with biscuits as well!
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|January 26th||Trevor Flunder|
|February 23rd||Daniel Watt|
|March 29th||Tony Stace|
|April 26th||Chris Stanbury|
|May 31st||Janet Dowsett|
|June 28th||Bill King|
|July 26th||John Bowdler|
|August 30th||Andrew Nix|
|September 27th||Steve Lowdell|
|October 25th||Rod Pooley (more details)|
|October 25th||David Harrild|
|November 29th||Kevin Grunill|
|January 31st||Trevor Flunder|
|February 28th||Mark Thompson|
|March 28th||David Ingley|
|April 25th||Penny Weedon|
|May 30th||Nicholas Martin|
|June 27th||Ryan Edwards|
|July 25th||Michael Wooldridge|
|August 29th||Chiho Sunamoto|
|August 29th||Jon Smith (more details)|
|September 26th||David Lobban|
|October 31st||Ian House|
|November 28th||Tim Flint|