When Sue Perkins introduced the world to the Dinnington Colliery Band on the BBC, she never thought to look across the road for further local musical treats. Had she done so, she would have discovered the South Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club (SYKOC). The society stages concerts by world-renowned keyboard players every fortnight in the Dinnington Resources Centre.
This year sees the 25th anniversary of the club. It is marking such a special occasion with a celebratory concert on Tuesday 4th September featuring Chiho Sunamoto, one of Japan’s most re... Read more.
Following on from our report the other day, Phil Brown has once again been in touch to tell us of the success of the concert...
"Just wanted to let you know how much money we raised for the Macmillan Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital on Monday so it can be passed on to the OrganFax readers. The concert was a fantastic success with all seats taken and more had to be added, so much so that we raised from the concert alone £727.10, other money was also raised which was from the sale of an organ (£275) and from Lorraine, a daughter of my friend who passed away with cancer and... Read more.
We were delighted to hear from Chris Jones, who had just returned from performing a concert at the Pavilion in Bournemouth. The weekly one hour plus lunch time concerts are priced at only £3 each and offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our kind of music in a fabulous building. All proceeds from the concerts go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the incredible Compton Theatre Organ installed in the theatre there.
Bideford Organ & Keyboard Club have written to tell us that this Sunday’s Summer Spectacular at Bideford College’s Devon Hall is selling really well but with the great weather, they will be happy to welcome any travelling enthusiasts to this super event.
Their stars for the day are Andrew Nix & Tony Stace and there are afternoon concerts starting at 2pm, with doors opening at 1.30pm. There's loads of parking and disabled access to all parts.
There is then an amazing Devon Tea, with... Read more.
It appears there is some confusion over the Duet Show on July 7th 2012 at the superb venue, The Scarborough Fair Collection. Apparently, some advertising media for the venue states that the museum is closed on this date. We understand that this is to establish there will not be their usual "open day" on this date. We can clarify that the show is most definitely going ahead with the doors opening at 1pm and the concert on both Wurlys and electronics will start at 2.30pm. Tickets are ONLY available from Tony 01609 748295 or Andrew 01757 708509
In their series of "Duet Shows", Tony ... Read more.
There will be a special 'Evening Showtime', at Swineshead Village Hall on Monday, 22nd October 2012 at 7.30pm with Claudia Hirschfeld, International Artiste.
Tickets are £6.50 ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY. No tickets for this show will be available on the door.
Tickets can be secured by sending a stamped addressed envelope, with a cheque made payable to D A Nundy, for the number of tickets required to:
15 Haff Close
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