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Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club

Telephone Number :  01773 827204   or   01773 824609

Email address :  belperorganclub@aol.com

Website :  www.belperorganclub.co.uk

Contact name :  NIGEL DAWES

Venue address : The Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper, DE56 1DB

About Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club

BELPER began in the 13th century as a small settlement called Beaurepaire (beautiful retreat) in a Royal Forest. Today it is a large town recently awarded World Heritage Status for it’s East Mill Visitors Centre. It is also home to the small but thriving Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club.

The Club was formed in 1987 by three people sharing a common interest in organ music.In the early days the Club held it's meetings in various local public houses. The founder of the Club, a local businessman David Parkin, would take along his own Elka portable for members to play.The Club became more popular locally, and members using their own instruments began to give charity concerts, raising vast sums of money for local and national charities.

 It was during one such concert we came across our Social Night meeting venue and Belper's oldest building, St.John's Chapel (1250 AD),St Johns Road, Belper- now known as The Belper Heritage Centre.Over the years various fund raising events have enabled us to purchase a Yamaha EL70 for members' use. Other members also bring their own keyboards to our social nights.These are held fortnightly from 7pm to 10pm.The cost is £2 inc refreshments. (See diary for dates)

On the 3rd Saturday of each month at 7.30pm we present professional concerts, with the top names of the Organ & Keyboard world.These concerts take place at our other larger venue in town, The Congregational Church,Green Lane, Belper. Thanks to a dedicated team the church is transformed into a mini theatre with curtains, lighting, video projection and seating for 110 people.

Please visit www.youtube.com/user/HaywardMusic to find videos of Peter Hayward in concert for us on the Orla Roma Organ.

Also on YouTube on organaut channel, Jason Lee & Nigel Dawes in concert.

Due to increased cost's, from July 2015 The charge for concerts will be £6.00 for members and £7.00 for non-members, including refreshments.This can vary according to the visiting artiste or special event. Accompanied children are admitted free.

The support we receive enables us to present the very best in organ and keyboard entertainment. The members and supporters of our club delight in coach outings to other organ venues of interest and Festival Holidays.

Many people have the idea that organ music is all about being in church. Ok we are in a church building, which is used on a daily basis for numerous activities. The Address is The Congregational Church but when you experience one of our concerts you are transported away to a relaxed atmosphere of popular music created individually by our visiting artistes.

Whilst the original Church Pipe & Theatre Organs can be brilliantly replicated by todays versatile electronic instruments,we are regularly treated to the sounds of Full Orchestras, Big Bands,Woodwind, Brass Bands,Guitars,Piano and modern sounds to name just a few. Every month we aim to provide a different type of instrument and playing style for your entertainment.

A warm welcome always awaits you at Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club where our main objective is to promote the world of Electronic Organ & Keyboard  music in a friendly atmosphere and encourage future generations into the wonderful world of organ & keyboard music.

Subscription: £5.00 per year. Membership of the club allows you reduced admission at other organ clubs in the Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire area.

Further Details are available from: Brian on 01773 824609 - Len on 01332 513075 - Trevor on 01773 822457 -

 

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Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club's Photo Gallery

Brian Hazelby Chats to the Audience Jean Martyn in full swing Our President Tim Flint chats to his audience Ian House Our Social Venue Belper Heritage Centre Our Concert Venue The Congregational Church Dirk Jan Ranzijn Stage from the control tower Joanne Naulls & Her KEY B organ Welsh Wizard Byron Jones Mark Thompson on stage Howard Beaumont

Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club's Concert Diary

2016
January 16thRobert Davies
January 21stSocial night (more details)

19:00 to 22:00

February 4thSocial night
February 18thSocial night
March 3rdSocial night
March 17thSocial night
March 19thJason Lee & Nigel Dawes
March 31stSocial night
April 14thSocial night
April 16thDaniel Watt
April 28thSocial night
May 12thSocial night
May 21stIan House
May 26thSocial night
June 9thSocial night
June 18thDirkJan Ranzijn
June 23rdSocial night
July 7thSocial night
July 16thElizabeth Harrison
July 21stSocial night
August 4thSocial night
August 18thSocial night
August 20thPhil Brown
September 1stSocial night
September 15thSocial night
September 17thPaul Carman (more details)

Note change of artiste. Due to health reasons Peter Hayward is unable to be with us at this time.

September 29thSocial night
October 13thSocial night
October 15thNicholas Martin B.E.M.
October 27thSocial night
November 10thSocial night
November 19thDavid Harrild
November 24thSocial night
December 8thSocial night
December 17thTim Flint
December 22ndSocial night
2017
January 21stTBA
February 25thTBA (more details)

Note change from regular 3rd saturday

March 18thJason Lee & Nigel Dawes
April 15thTBA
May 20thTBA
June 17thTBA
July 15thAndrew Varley
August 19thTBA
September 16thTBA
October 21stTBA
November 18thTBA
December 16thTBA
2019
August 17thPhil Brown