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 30th June 2015 - Chris Powell and Brett Wales Despite being in the middle of a heatwave an enthusiastic audience filled the hall to near capacity in anticipation of our annual duet concert. With such high standards of professional musicianship and dexterity on display, all interspersed with much frivolity and cheerful banter, it was always going to be a most enjoyable evening,
The pair had our complete attention from the opening duet which was followed by their individual short programmes - Chris with Buddy Holly and Glenn Miller medleys and a collection of tunes played theatre organ style, and Brett including Bohemian Rhapsody, Once Upon a Time in the West and Duelling Banjos. After closing the first half with an up-tempo big band rendition of ‘Lady is a Tramp’ (dedicated to nobody in particular, they hastily added!) we were looking forward to the 2nd half, which was to be duets all the way
The interval had given them both a chance for a change of clothes, so, Chris in a purple jacket and black trousers and Brett in a yellow suit (yes, very yellow!!) teamed with a black shirt, they likened themselves to a couple of Teletubbies, causing much hilarity and then proceeded with The Radetzky March, a tribute to James last, The Hall of the Mountain King and a swing version of The Blue Danube, to name but a few. Finishing with a very impressive Pomp and Circumstance and a Dixie medley jam session there was no doubt that they both enjoyed complimenting their two individual different styles.
Tuesday 25th August 2015 - Chris Jones Chris' interest in music began with piano at the age of 11, until at the the age of 13 he was introduced to the electronic organ, giving his first public performance at 14. He turned professional in 1985 and tours the country giving concerts and playing for dancing. His musical tastes cover a broad spectrum, including musicals, marches, romantic ballads and latin- American styles.
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 27th||Trevor Flunder|
|February 24th||David Ingley|
|March 31st||Andrew Varley|
|April 28th||Steve Hubble|
|May 26th||Nicholas Martin|
|June 30th||Chris Powell (more details)|
& Brett Wales Duet Night
|June 30th||Brett Wales (more details)|
wuth Chris Powell Duet night
|July 28th||Chiho Sunamoto|
|August 25th||Chris Jones|
|September 29th||Jean Martyn ATCL LGSM|
|October 27th||Elizabeth Harrison|
|November 24th||Daniel Watt|
|February 23rd||Paul Carman|
|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|
|May 30th||Nicholas Martin|