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Merry ChristmasMerry Christmas

Wednesday 24th December

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" from the Organfax Team

Christmas Carols with Chris Powell!Christmas Carols with Chris Powell!

Monday 22nd December

Over 1500 enthusiastic listeners to BBC Radio Solent packed the Bournemouth Pavillion last weekend for their annual Christmas Carol Concert led by Tim Daykin. The organist for the concert was Chris Powell who was delighted with the reaction shown to both his music and the amazing Compton Theatre Organ.

This festive treat will be broadcast on Christmas Eve at 9am and Christmas Day at 6am and 1pm. Listeners on the South Coast will be able to tune into 96.1 and 103.8fm and DAB digital radio whilst people further afield can log onto the BBC Radio Solent Web Site .

Yamaha 's New Homeworld Website

Saturday 20th December

Homeworld is an initiative by the Yamaha Home Keyboard Division (known as EKB) to create a high class environment for customers to view a wide range of different home keyboard instruments.

Andy Carvill, Marketing Manager of the EKB Division, stated 'A music store is the perfect environment for the musician, but for many first time customers it can feel a little intimidating. They feel like specialist stores for specialist people. Homeworld is designed to feel the opposite, a relaxed environment with well trained and knowledgeable staff. This means that both the new or more experi... Read more.

Alvaston Hall Festival PicturesAlvaston Hall Festival Pictures

Friday 12th December

According to reports we have received, a great time was had by all at Alvaston Hall last weekend and pictures taken by Ken Abbott are now available on the YKPO Web Site .

You'll see Richard Bower, James Sargeant, Glyn Madden, Janet Dowsett, Howard Beaumont, Santa (Yes, even he was there) and others....

TourBus 2 Goes to MethuenTourBus 2 Goes to Methuen

Saturday 6th December

Carol Williams has just released the latest DVD in the Tourbus series. The collection of DVDs is designed to be a collection of the great organs of the world. You will hear performances from Carol, meet fascinating people and enter into the depths of these great organs.

The second TourBus DVD features the great organ in Methuen, Massachusetts. This organ has a fascinating history. Take the guided tour around the inside of the great organ and see the mammoth workings of this huge instrument. Then see the interview with Edward J. Sampson (President of the Board of Trustees) as he unve... Read more.

Yamaha Xmas Weekend at Alvaston HallYamaha Xmas Weekend at Alvaston Hall

Friday 5th December

Relax and enjoy the comfortable and spectacular surroundings of Alvaston Hall. This half-timbered Victorian country house is five minutes from the old Cheshire riverside town of Nantwich. A must for Yamaha owners as you will see performances and detailed tutorials by demonstrators from Yamaha as well as the Yamaha Club's own Glyn Madden.

If you fancy a last minute get away then there are still some spaces left. Accommodation for the weekend ranges from £245 per person and you can book your place by calling Sceptre Promotions on 01780 782093.

It promises to be a great w... Read more.

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