OrganFax News

OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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In Memory Of..

Tuesday 4th December

'In Memory Of' is a new website created by Cled Griffin looking back at some of the wonderful musicians that are sadly no longer with us. It showcases how their music lives on featuring many clips including one from the organ world's latest loss, the beautiful and wonderfully talented Chiho Sunamoto.

Take a look here

A message from Jon Smith

Monday 19th November

Following the tragic death of his wife, Chiho Sunamoto last week, we received the following lovely message from Jon Smith today:  “My sincere thanks to everyone who has paid tribute to my beloved wife Chiho and the lovely messages of condolence.  There will be a funeral service at St. Aidan’s Church, Billy Mill Lane, North Shields, Tyne And Wear.  NE29 8AW @ 1pm Tuesday 27th November.  Thank you x”

Tragic news....Tragic news....

Tuesday 13th November

The organ and keyboard world has suffered a tragic loss today with the passing of Chiho Sunamoto after an inspirational fight with a long illness.  Despite the health issues she continued to deliver first class performances along with her devoted husband.  Jon; our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family.  Thank you for the music and the memories Chiho - RIP.  Your memory will live on forever.

Message from Howard BeaumontMessage from Howard Beaumont

Thursday 8th November

During my travels to various organ clubs and festivals, I have been approached by members of the audience saying “ we didn’t know you had retired Howard “ This was very disconcerting to me as I hadn’t announced that fact to anyone. I think the misunderstanding has come about because I have stated that I won’t be providing an organ to club concerts because it is physically too demanding on a person of my age.

I did announce however that if a club was willing to supply a suitable instrument for me to play I would accept a booking. This along with the fact... Read more.

New Website New Website 'The Organist Entertains'

Thursday 11th October

We have been informed of a new website that has just been published by Cled Griffin entitled 'Spotlight on The Organist Entertains'.

The website features an in-depth look at the 49 years the programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and contains music and videos of the presenters and much more.

Take a look here

Yamaha Genos ConcertYamaha Genos Concert

Tuesday 9th October

Whether you are already a proud owner of Genos, or you are just interested in what Yamaha’s latest workstation has to offer, or you simply just love music…Rimmers Music are inviting you to enjoy the opportunity to experience a world class instrument, in the hands of a world-class musician.

John Maul is an incredible musician who has been working in the music industry for decades. John can be found on arena stages across the globe, and he is a master of the Yamaha Genos. John has been a professional ... Read more.

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