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Stockport Organ & Keyboard Club

Telephone Number :  01625 876511   or   07786 565254

Email address :  stockportokc@gmail.com

Contact name :  Tony Tyreman

Venue address : Hazel Grove Bowling and Tennis Club, , Douglas Road, , Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4JG.

About Stockport Organ & Keyboard Club

NEW YEAR   -  New Members Invited

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We have now  been in our venue at the Hazel Grove Bowling & Tennis club on Douglas Road in Hazel Grove since 2012. This venue is very pleasant and caters for all our needs including car parking. We welcome new members to this venue and feel sure we will continue to prosper in 2017. 

We are an enthusiastic group of music lovers who always make any guests welcome. All types of music are catered for from theatre organ to jazz, pop to classics and everything in between. In fact  there is something for everyone.

The club meets twice a month at the Hazel Grove Bowling and Tennis Club on Douglas Road Hazel Grove Stockport. There is a car park and the meetings are held in the function room on the ground floor. Tea and coffee is available as well as beer, wines and spirits. 

We have a concert on the last Thursday of each month when we have a very good selection of all different types of professional organists/vocalists/keyboard players. NEXT CONCERT - see our Concert Programme Diary below for latest news

On the second Thursday of each month we have a 'Free and Easy' LIVE MUSIC night where the members are invited to play either on their own keyboards/electronic piano or the club's Yamaha AR100 Club organ. Everyone is given the opportunity to play and players of all ages and levels of ability are encouraged and appreciated. The atmosphere is informal and help/advice is available and freely given to anyone who needs it whether it be music to play or settings on the instrument they want to play. Come along and show off your talents whether you are a beginner or have been playing for a while. The emphasis is firmly on enjoying live music in a friendly social atmosphere.

If you are lucky you may win a prize if your membership number matches the number drawn for the Snowball prize in the interval. We also have a raffle in the interval and there are notices and literature available to help members keep up to date on all the latest happenings and keyboard/organ events both nationally and locally.

Whilst the club is called the Stockport Organ and Keyboard Club and as such the main instruments played are keyboards of one kind or another the music, however, is from a very wide range of genres. We have pianists and piano accordian players as well as organ and keyboard players. It is worth mentioning that modern keyboard instruments can and do provide a rich spectrum of sounds with an extremely realistic reproduction of any instrument you can think of, and some you might not even know. This means that whilst players will play say Theatre Organ sounds one minute they will play an orchestral light classic piece or a Big Band number the next and then continue with a Country classic or a modern pop ballad. In short the music is nothing like an 'organ recital' and is much more more like a musical show with numbers from the movies and stage musicals plus pop tunes old and new. If you come along  with an open mind and listen you will be pleasantly surprised and also given a warm and friendly welcome!

If you are interested in coming along to our next concert or Free and Easy night we would be glad to meet you and make you feel at home (tell us where you heard about the club). You can always be sure of a very enjoyable and entertaining evening in a friendly atmosphere.

If you would like a member who lives in your area to bring you along for your first visit just give our chairman Tony a ring on 01625 876511 and he will take your details and organise it for you. Similarly if you need any assistance with transport to a meeting just ask us and we will always try to help! Please don't think it will be too much trouble, you only need to ask!

Our members are glad to meet and help fellow live music enthusiasts of all ages. So why not come along and judge for yourself?

The club meets on the LAST Thursday of the month for concert nights - artist starts playing at 8pm

Our Free 'N Easy "Live Music" Nights are on the SECOND Thursday of the month starting at 7:30pm

Members admission: Concerts £6.00 - Live Music £3.00

Visitors admission:  Concerts £7.00 -  Live Music £3.50

Annual Membership Subscription: Single £6.00- Family £9.00  Lifetime £48.00

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Stockport Organ & Keyboard Club's Concert Diary

2017
January 12thChiho Sunamoto (more details)

New Years Party Members and invited guests

January 26thRyan Edwards
February 23rdLeigh Wilbraham
March 30thMike Hall
April 27thPaul Roberts
May 25thPeter Jebson (more details)

Club's Yamaha AR100 organ

June 29thDave Smith
July 27thPresident's Night (more details)

Special Concert

August 31stJoanne Naulls
September 29thIan Gough (more details)

Club's Yamaha AR100 organ

October 26thPaul Carman
November 30thDavid Ingley
2018
January 25thBrett Wales (more details)

Wersi Sonic

February 22ndChris Powell