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Guernsey Electronic Organ Society

Telephone Number :  01481 723702

Email address :  m-g-henshaw@cwgsy.net

Website :  www.thebestof.co.uk/guernsey/business-guide/feature/GEOS

Contact name :  Gerald Henshaw

Venue address : The Peninsula Hotel, Les Dicqs, Vale, , Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY6 8JP

About Guernsey Electronic Organ Society

The Guernsey Electronic Organ Society, which at present has a membership of nearly 90, was formed in 1969 and its first evening event was on 16th July of that year with guest artist the late George Blackmore. George was a popular organist and visited the Island on many occasions after that first meeting.

The Society was known in the early days as the "Hammond Organ Society (Guernsey Branch)" and it remained so until the end of 1976 when the name was changed to the "Guernsey Organ Society". One of the reasons for this change was to permit the full use of the wide range of organs that were available to the home enthusiast. It has since been further changed to it's present format to reflect a more softened and approachable image. Also at some concerts keyboards are used alongside the Society's Yamaha EL 90 with a fantastic amplifier and speakers that give a room filling sound.

The format of the Society's evenings has not changed a great deal over the past 41 years. The whole object of the monthly "get together" of members and friends on concert evenings is to listen to the playing of organ music. By this is meant the whole spectrum of melody from the classics, through the popular range of organ standards, music from the shows, latin american to jazz and the top 20.

Usually on the third Wednesday (occasionally differs) of each month the Society invites a well-known organist (sometimes one not so well known!) as guest artist for the evening. Each has his or her own style and over the months members have the opportunity of hearing players who have made music their life.

The monthly concerts are held at St Margarets Lodge Hotel . Other social functions are arranged by the Committee and include an annual Dinner, B.B.Q and other social events

Membership is open to young and old. Why not join the Society and be amongst friends who enjoy either listening to or playing the organ? Full details from any Committee member.

One of the prime objects of the Society is set out in the Rules - to encourage and further the knowledge and pleasure of organ music.

What better way to relax?

Concerts start at 8pm and usually meet on the third Wednesday of the month except for September in 2010.

Subscription rate: Adult £10.00 Junior (under 16 years) £3.00

Member admission: Adult £ 6.00 Junior (under 16 years) 50p

Visitors: Adult £ 8.00 Junior (under 16 years) £1.50

GUESTS ARE MADE WELCOME!

 

 

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Guernsey Electronic Organ Society's Photo Gallery

 Doug at the Society's Yamaha EL90 Mathew Bason with Doug  Francis Jaen Martyn at St James Guernsey Ashleigh Gardener-Wheeler

Guernsey Electronic Organ Society's Concert Diary

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