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Big Band & Organ... Not to be missed!Big Band & Organ... Not to be missed!

Friday 13th February

The New Foxtrot Serenaders and Simon Gledhill will be performing together on Sunday 8th March at 3-00pm in the Broadway Theatre Catford.

This is the first concert for the Compton since its restoration by Peter Hammond and we hope that it will be the first of many for them at the theatre.

The concert will be compered by Peter Hammond and Simon and the band will combine in some specially arranged numbers to re-create the 'Organ the dance band and me' theme of the 1930s.

More information about the concert is available on their website

Roland V-Piano Premiere

Thursday 12th February

Witness the next revolution in Roland technology at the Arnolfini Theatre Bristol on Wednesday March 4th at 11:00am. The AT-900C Atelier Organ will also feature alongside the stunning new V-Piano and will be played by Roland's leading European organist, Ralph Schink.

Throw away all preconceived ideas of what a digital piano was and is. This instrument changes eveything. Equipped with groundbreaking sound engine technology for the most accurate authentic piano sounds ever constructed, plus unprecedented piano sound design capability, the V-Piano is poised to carve its own niche in di... Read more.

Phil's Paramount Success!

Tuesday 10th February

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY !!
 
Demand for tickets for Phil Kelsall's 2009 visit to The Penistone Paramount have been superb. There are less than 60 tickets remaining for the concert this coming Saturday at 2.30pm, when Phil will once again be bringing that "Blackpool Magic" to the 4/20 Compton Cinema Organ.

Seats can be booked by telephoning 07944 566972 and are priced at £7.50. Although there may be some tickets available on the day, we advise anyone travelling considerable distances to see Phil at the console of the Penistone Compton to book in advance.

New CD & Website from Robert New!New CD & Website from Robert New!

Tuesday 10th February

After a six-year absence from the organ world, Robert New proudly returns with his first studio record and website.

Ultra Sonic Future Reality is a seventeen track CD of Robert’s favourite pieces. An organist / keyboard player has never recorded many of the songs on this record before, making this a first for many of the titles.

The CD is packed with stunning arrangements of film themes, broadway musical numbers & popular evergreens. Additionally, there are four bonus tracks from his live show ‘Music Inferno’ fea... Read more.

Charity Concert with Ian HouseCharity Concert with Ian House

Tuesday 10th February

The New Forest Organ Society are to host a special charity concert on March 15th 2009 with the talented young player, Ian House. 

The concert, which is supported by Roland UK and held in aid of the Help For Heros Fund (badly injured servicemen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan) will take place at Hoburne Bashley, New Milton, Hampshire @ 12.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £21 and include lunch.  For more details please contact Sandra Ebbetts on 01590 644724 or email sandra_ebbetts@hotmail.com

In Memory Of...In Memory Of...

Monday 9th February

It is was great regret that we hear of the very sad passing of one of the organ world's leading lights, Bim Livesey. 

Bim was well know to many as the effervescent host of countless organ and keyboard festivals over the years as well as running a number of tremendous big band events. 

He sadly lost his battle with cancer last Friday 6th February and all our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this sad time.

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