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Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club

Telephone Number :  01603 745544

Email address :  norwichorganistsclub@talktalk.net

Contact name :  Martin Drake

Venue address : Drayton Village Hall, Pond Lane, Norwich, NR86PP

About Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club

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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Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club's Concert Diary

September 29thJean Martyn ATCL LGSM
October 27thElizabeth Harrison
November 24thPaul Carman
January 26thTrevor Flunder
February 23rdDaniel Watt
March 29thTony Stace
April 26thChris Stanbury
May 31stJanet Dowsett
June 28thBill King
July 26thJohn Bowdler
August 30thAndrew Nix
September 27thSteve Lowdell
October 25thRod Pooley (more details)

Dual Concert

October 25thDavid Harrild
November 29thKevin Grunill
January 31stTrevor Flunder
March 28thDavid Ingley
April 25thPenny Weedon
May 30thNicholas Martin
July 25thMichael Wooldridge
August 29thChiho Sunamoto
August 29thJon Smith (more details)

Dual Concert

September 26thDavid Lobban
October 31stIan House
November 28thTim Flint