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Withernsea Organ Society

Telephone Number :  01964 614267

Email address :  megread@talktalk.net

Contact name :  Margaret Read

Venue address : The Northfield, Waxholme Road, Withernsea, HU19 2BT

About Withernsea Organ Society

Withernsea Organ Society  (1974 - 2014) 

The Society have just celebrated their 40th Anniversary year with a  line up of top artists.  As with most clubs it began with a group of dedicated 'organ buffs'.  Back then in 1974 the organ was at the height of its popularity, there were organ/music shops in most towns, a time which many remember with nostalgia, most shops held ' demonstration' evenings and the top players could be seen and heard.

From small beginnings, and after a lot of money-raising events, garden parties, cheese and wine parties, meat pie suppers, etc. the society managed to buy its first organ and began meeting in the local British Legion Club where those members who could would play a little and gain confidence.

In 1980 the first professional artist invited was John Mann, this was arranged by local organ dealer, Gough & Daveys and was held at a local venue "Teddy's Club".  The number of concerts increased each year and in 1988 they moved to a new venue the Northfield an excellent venue which is still used today, and with the exception of January and February, a concert is held monthly.  Last year (2014) they held two anniversary concerts in October.  The membership fee is £3.00 per annum and monthly concerts are normally £3.50 for members and £5.00 for guests.  Exceptions are made if there is a buffet or special event.

Withernsea is a small seaside town 20 miles east of Hull, birthplace of the famous fifties film star Kay Kendall, who sadly died of leukaemia when she was 32 and it is also the home town of top jazz trumperter of the same era, the late Kenny Baker who, incidently, played the trumpet in the film "Genevieve" with Kay Kendall miming.  Kenny also taught her the fingering.

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Withernsea Organ Society's Concert Diary

May 19thHoward Beaumont
June 23rdJohn Bowdler
July 21stDavid Thomas
August 18thPaul Carman
September 15thTim Flint
October 13thJanet Dowsett
November 17thDavid Harrild
December 15thMatthew Bason (more details)

ticket only, inc.buffet,price rise

December 15thMatthew Bason
March 15thBrett Wales
April 12thElizabeth Harrison
May 17thMichael Wooldridge
June 14thDavid Ingley
July 12thSteve Hubble
August 9thPenny Weedon
September 13thChris Stanbury
October 18thDirkJan Ranzijn
November 15thChiho Sunamoto
December 13thChris Powell (more details)

ticket only(inc. buffet)