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 27th January 2015 The first meeting of the year is always our AGM which we aim to conduct efficiently and quickly. This year was no exception and once all the formalities were over, safe in the knowledge that we are financially secure, the committee members are happy to carry on for 2015 and we have a very healthy number of enthusiastic members, we got on with the real reason we were all present - an evening of entertaining music.
Trevor Flunder from Allens Music Shop in Great Yarmouth has traditionally started our annual concert programme in January for several years and this time he brought along the brand new Lowrey Inspire Organ, more than powerful enough to fill the hall with sound without any external speakers.Throughout the evening he put it through its paces using the organ flutes and stops, the orchestral voices, several diffent piano sounds, big band voicing and, of course, putting the on-board rhythms to good use.
His programme started with a lively rendition of Andy William's Music to Watch Girls By incorporating the 'scat singers' , My One and Only Love and The Wind Beneath My Wings, then went on to include the very seasonal Ski Sunday Theme, a tribute to Frank Sinatra with many of his well-known evergreens, a tribute to Elvis, The Eve of the War (from The War of the Worlds), The Circle of Life (from The Lion King) with good African rhythms and sounds, Country and Western styles and I Know Why (well known by Glenn Miller but here was played in open theatre style with lovely sliding harmonies).
So, our New Year is under way and we have some good organists to look forward to - watch this space!
Tuesday 24th February - David Ingley David has performed as an organist since the age of 10 and plays concerts, at festivals and for dancing up and down the country. He has visited our club on several occasions and always provides a varied programme of music..
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|
|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|
|October 25th||Rod Pooley (more details)|
|October 25th||David Harrild|