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See the OrganFax Articles page to catch up on all the Rye Wurlitzer Acadamy News. With Tony Wilson in the middle of his visit to the UK from Los Angeles its a busy time at the RWA.
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On Sunday 26th April, the New Forest Organ Society hosted a lunch and concert for 200 people in support of Hounds for Heroes. The founder of the charity, Allen Parten, attended the event accompanied by his two dogs, EJ and Rookie. Allen gave a talk about the charity and what it means to thousands of severely disabled service men and women who get friendship and help from the highly trained dogs.
The event was held at Hoburne Bashley in New Milton where the lunch was excellent and at the end of the afternoon a c... Read more.
International Organist Tony Wilson is making a whistle stop tour of the UK this week, flying in from his Los Angeles home to play just two concerts (6th & 8th May), both as fund raising events for the Rye Wurlitzer Academy, which Tony believes is the most wonderful organ tuition project in the world.
Tony lives in Los Angeles and has two major aspects to his life. His first passion was the organ and in his teens he was an active member of a youth organisation called the Young Organists Association, who en... Read more.
A few months ago it was envisaged that Peterborough Organ & Keyboard Club would cease to be at the end of this year, however Tony Oliver has informed us that this will not now be the case. Following a committee meeting on Monday 27th April it was decided that the club can survive longer than anticipated and they will now be making bookings up to and including September 2016. It is also hoped if they can maintain increased numbers it maybe longer.
Some changes to the club’s committee structure have ... Read more.
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Another year passes and Britain's Got Talent is back on our TV screens. Last night Tony Stace & Andrew Nix got their chance to be seen on the show. Unfortunately Mr Cowell hates organs, a fact that was made pretty clear in the way the boys performance was edited. It would seem that ability is not enough, you have to have a hook! Perhaps the boys should have got most of their clothes off in the way the act that followed did. They were whils... Read more.