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Verwood Organ Society

Telephone Number :  Jeanne 01202 824241   or   Angela 01202 822549

Email address :  dgandjroberts@uwclub.net

Contact name :  Jeanne Roberts

Venue address : The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood, BH31 6WW

About Verwood Organ Society

The society's forerunner, "The Verwood & District Organ Society" was formed in 1994 after a handful of enthusiasts agreed there would be enough support to form a new society, without adversely affecting four others, which existed within a fifteen mile radius of Verwood.

A committee was formed and the organist Chris Powell was invited to play the inaugural concert in February 1995. The society grew at a surprising rate & very soon had a membership of 220. At the 2001 AGM the name was changed to The Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society.

In recent years Verwood, has been recognised as the fastest growing area in Europe, from a village of twelve hundred inhabitants to a town of 15,000+. This has resulted in several developments including a new £3m Community Centre now known as the "Verwood HUB", within which is the Merrifield Theatre containing tiered seating for 300 people, a large stage with state of the art lighting and audio equipment, a licensed bar and refreshment area etc

The Society's initial venue was the "Verwood Memorial Hall", but with the opening of the Verwood HUB, the Society ran a series of concerts at the new venue over a period of several months during 2007. Members were given a chance at the 2008 AGM to express their preference of venue for future concerts. This resulted in a two to one vote in favour of relocating from the "Memorial Hall" to the new theatre at the "HUB". With the larger venue concerts are now open to the general public - there's always space!  The Society prides itself on being a 'Happy Society' that draws its strength by working together as a friendly Committee - a point that has been noted and commented upon many times by visiting artistes.

We hold regular monthly concerts - usually on the last Wednesday of the month.

Concerts start at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).

Subscription rate: £4 per annum 

Member admission: £8

Visitors tickets: £10 on the door

 

 

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Verwood Organ Society's Concert Diary

2017
August 30thChiho Sunamoto (more details)

Duet show with Jon Smith

August 30thJon Smith
September 27thTony Stace
October 25thMichael Wooldridge
November 29thElizabeth Harrison
December 13thDirkJan Ranzijn
2018
February 28thChris Powell
March 28thMatthew Bason
April 25thPete Shaw
May 30thTony Stace (more details)

Andrew Nix (Duetting)

May 30thAndrew Nix (more details)

DUET SHOW with Tony Stace

June 27thMark Thompson
July 25thMichael Sullivan
August 29thPaul Carman
September 26thDavid Last
October 31stDavid Thomas
November 28thJoanne Naulls