The Society was founded in 1968 as the St Albans Hammond Organ Society with the help of a local piano and organ shop. Meetings were held in one of the local pubs until 1976 when they were transferred to the present venue. Subsequently the Society's name was changed to its current title to encourage interest from the rapidly expanding number of keyboard owners. In 1993 the Society celebrated it's 25th Anniversary with a public concert given by John Beesley. For it's 30th Anniversary Concert, our members and guests were entertained by Chiho Sunamoto and Glyn Madden. On it's 50th anniversary they were wined, dined and entertained by Steve Hubble in the presence of the Mayor of St. Albans.
The Society has always been one in which members and guests entertain each other on organ or keyboard. All who are willing to play are encouraged to take part whether they are beginners or accomplished musicians but those who prefer to sit and listen are free to do so. We have our own Yamaha EL900 Organ and Yamaha PSR - S950 keyboard. Help is always at hand in the setting up of the instruments. Keyboard players may bring their own instruments. Several of our members have formed a group to provide entertainment on our keyboard at local community associations, clubs and retirement establishments.
Our meetings are held in a warm and friendly atmosphere, set in modern comfortable surroundings. Tea and coffee are served during the evening and a full bar is available to members. Each December we have our Christmas buffet . For further details of our meetings please contact the Secretary.
The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm
Subscription: £20 per member.
Members admission: Included in subscription.
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|January 23rd||Peter Friend - Frank Sharpe|
|February 27th||Peter Judd - Brian Swann|
|March 27th||JELLY NIGHT - John Plumridge|
|April 24th||Paul Carne and Peter Lester (more details)|
WATCH THIS SPACE!
|May 22nd||Margaret Beedie - Ron Shelleuy|
|June 26th||John Booth - Ann Smith|
|July 24th||John Plumridge - Peter Friend|
|August 18th||GARDEN PARTY|
|August 28th||Brian Swann - Ron Shelley|
|September 25th||Peter Judd - Frank Sharpe|
|October 20th||Steve Hubble (more details)|
50th Anniversary Celebration
|November 27th||Pat Batchelor - Ann Smith|
|December 18th||CHRISTMAS PARTY|