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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Yamaha - Meet James SargeantMeet James Sargeant

Saturday 7th March

Yamaha has recently started a series of articles designed to help you familiarise yourself with various key members of it's keyboard department's team. First up is James Sargeant, a very well known face on the Organ and Keyboard scene.

The short article covers James’ musical beginnings at just 4 years of age, right up to his current position within the company behind the Tyros keyboard range and the Clavinova digital piano series.

Read the article on Yamaha's website.

Esquin Jonker Moves To The UKEsquin Jonker Moves To The UK

Thursday 5th March

Dutch born organist Esquin Jonker has recently moved to the UK. 

Pakefield festival last September saw a friendship blossom between her and UK star, Rod Pooley.  Rod has had a couple of visits to Holland including his first concert spot for a Dutch organ and keyboard society in January this year.

Esquin visited the UK and stayed with Rod last Christmas and has since moved over from Holland to be with him.

Both Esquin and Rod would like to inform all Organ Society Secretaries and Festival organisers that they are both available for concerts anywhere in the UK.

We wish them the best of luck for their future together.

Concert change for Great Yarmouth Organ SocietyConcert change for Great Yarmouth Organ Society

Wednesday 4th March

We have heard from Brett Wales to say that he will be filling in on the 18th March at the Great Yarmouth Organ Society. 

Their planned artiste has had to cancel due to ill health and Brett is only too happy to help out.

For more details on the club and to join them for Brett's concert visit their page.

Spotlight on Dirkjan RanzijnNew spotlight, now online.

Wednesday 4th March

March's spotlight features the very talented Dutchman, Dirkjan Ranzijn. 

Take a look at his spotlight in the articles section to find out more about the man and his music and his show business life!

Peterborough Wurlitzer To ClosePeterborough Wurlitzer To Close

Tuesday 3rd March

It is with great regret that we announce the closure of Wurlitzer Organ Concerts at Peterborough Regional College. 

After 28 years of concerts, it has been decided that their final show will be on April 5th 2009.  The concert planned for April 26th has been cancelled due to increased running costs and declining attendances. 

The Wurlitzer Organ which was originally in the Regent Cinema, Dudley will be sold in due course. 

From all the team at Organfax, many thanks go to their wonderful team of volunteers who have brought us so many years of musical pleasure and let's hope that the organ will sing out again soon.

Verwood 'Hub Of The Community'

Tuesday 3rd March

On February 25th officers of the Verwood Fire & Rescue Service attended the Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society to be presented with a cheque of £200 in aid of the Fire Service Benevolent Fund. 

The society hold an anniversary concert each year with their President Chris Powell and the proceeds from the raffle are always donated to charity.  Over 200 people attended the concert and Chris complimented the Society on its success during its first fourteen years.

They are now in their second year of meeting in the stunning new 'Hub' Arts & Community Cent... Read more.

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