Weyhill Electronic Organ Society was nominated for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017 – an award that was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community.
Unfortunately, given the large number of nominations and the very high standards throughout, the Club was not among those selected to receive the Award, but the message received was very complimentary and encouraging:
“The nomination of Weyhill Electronic Organ Society for The Queen's Award f... Read more.
Faversham Organ & Keyboard Concerts are on the move. As of July 21st and their next concert with Andrew Varley, they will be in their new venue of Faversham Assembly Rooms.
If you live locally and haven't joined them yet, why not give them a go and support them in their new home.
The lads have recently had some very precious studio time and have recorded a brand new album featuring many tunes you are likely to hear in their shows. Popular melodies arranged and performed as a duet on the Yamaha HX-1 and Roland Atelier AT900c include Imperial Echoes, The Rose, John Lennon tunes, Abba music, Shirley Bassey songs, Swing tunes and many more.
They have timed the release of this CD to coincide with their exciting Summer Special next month at Mill Rythe Holiday Village in Hayling Island, Nr Portsmouth. The event, organised ... Read more.
John is delighted to say that his new CD has now been released – Theatre Organ Magic – which is recorded on the magnificent ex Regal Edmonton Christie organ at Paul Kirner’s Music Palace in South Wales. The music is a varied selection including a couple of marches in true theatre organ tradition, a selection devoted to the melodies of Ivor Novello, a good old novelty piece “ Messenger Boy“, the Rhondda Rhapsody (which includes John on the piano) and much more. The price is just £10 from John at his shows, or &pou... Read more.
Janet Dowsett writes: "There is much to tell you this month. We have good news in The Music People office. Neil has turned 60 (yes, he’s a mere youngster) and is celebrating by semi-retiring. This means we will be shutting part of our business – the part which Organfax readers know as ‘The Music People’. This will close on Friday 30th June. This is also the last day that we will accept payment for any goods via credit or debit cards. After this, the website www.themusicpeople.co.uk will no longer be active. However, our very large ... Read more.
The family of the late Brian Sharp have arranged for his name to be inscribed in the Book of Remembrance in the Musicians’ Chapel.
The Musicians’ Chapel was established in 1955 in the Church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn, in the City of London, which is the National Musicians’ Church, to commemorate deceased British musicians and to house the Musicians’ Book of Remembrance. The Chapel was established around the grave of Sir Henry Wood, C.H., whose ashes had been interred there a decade earlier. Funds to establis... Read more.