The Bexley Electronic Organ Society was formed in February 1973, so this year they are celebrating their 40th Anniversary. To mark the occasion they are having having a dinner for over 100 members and their friends at the Popular Suite, The Woodlands, Swanley on Saturday 27th July with Chris Powell and Tony Stace to entertain!
Details can be obtained from Harry Chapman, Secretary by telephoning 01322 662548 or by email.
This year, Yamaha celebrate their 125th anniversary, and they now invite you to participate in a 2013 photo contest to have the chance to win one of 125 fantastic prices!
Fans and owners of Yamaha instruments from the 125 years are asked to send in their best photos, their nicest memories and personal experiences with Yamaha and their musical instruments.
So why not take part? The SECOND prize is a Tyros4 so it's definitely worth a go!
On Sunday 24th March, the New Forest Organ Society hosted a lunch and concert in support of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Service.
The Society is 34 years old, and their home hall is All Saints Church Hall in Milford on Sea, where they regularly enjoy an audience of 180 people.
The musicians are all top professionals and arrive from all over the UK bringing their own electronic organs and keyboards. They play a wide variety of music: big band, Latin, jazz, light classic... Read more.
As many of our readers will know, top German organist, Claudia Hirschfeld is coming to the UK once again for an unmissable concert tour. Support your local clubs for a rare opportunity to see this wonderful lady in action playing the stunning 3 manual Wersi Louvre instrument! The following dates have now been confirmed:
Apr 16th - Bolton In Tune (BADEOS)
As many of our readers are probably aware, German organ star, Claudia Hirshfeld is conducting a tour of the UK commencing in mid April. What you may not be aware of is that it is concluding at the Princes Hall in Aldershot, Hants where she will have, as a special guest, her friend, Horea Crishan who is a virtuoso of the Pan Pipes. This is also Horea's debut in the UK.
The concert is a 'benefit' concert in support of the local hospice, The Phyllis Tuckwell, and will commence at 7.30 pm on Saturday 11th May and end about 10.00/30 that evening.
Tickets are £10 each... Read more.
The organisers of the Notting Hill Festival have been in touch to let us know of a major feature concert that will be a part of their 2013 celebrations.
This will be the first concert at the newly refurbished classical organ at St John's Church in Notting Hill Gate. The programme that will include Bach, Elgar, and Messiaen and the evening will open with the launch of the new permanent exhibition about the history of the organ and its links to William Wilberforce, the history of St John’s, and the history of Notting Hill. This will be followed by a short talk entitled ‘Th... Read more.