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John Mann Celebrates 75!John Mann Celebrates 75!

Monday 14th April

John Mann will be celebrating his 75th birthday on 20th June this year, and by way of celebration he is having a special birthday show at Portslade Town Hall on Saturday 21st June for his friends, family and members of his Appreciation Society. 

John and friends will be playing the Compton/Christie organ, which will be followed by a buffet, and the limited tickets are already being snapped up quickly for what will be an afternoon of music, fun and generally having a good time.  Please note there will be no tickets available on the door, pre-booking only. 

If y... Read more.

Organists Online!Organists Online!

Friday 11th April

Want to see all your favourite organists from the comfort of your armchair?  Look no further!

Basildon Keyboard Club's You Tube Channel now has 88 clips (and growing) of all your favourites in concert mode... that's around four and a half hours of great music!

Check it out here!

Jelani Hits a MillionJelani Hits a Million

Thursday 10th April

World renowned concert musician, Jelani Eddinton, has become the first theatre organist to have a YouTube video to score over a million 'hits'!  His 'Star Wars Symphonic Suite', recorded on the 5/80 Wurlitzer at the Sanfilippo residence was recorded and produced by young American organist Donnie Rankin.

As for why the video has attracted so many viewers, Jelani said he thinks the success is down to the fact that many people associate the pipe organ with churches: "I think a lot ... Read more.

New Venue For World Of Music...

Thursday 20th March

May we advise you that all World of Music (formerly North East Derbyshire Organ Society) concerts will now be presented at Staveley Methodist Church Hall, Chesterfield Road, Staveley, Chesterfield S43 3XD.

Please note that it has been necessary to change their published 2014 concert programme.

The revised details will appear on their website shortly or details can be obtained from the secretary on 01246 274009 or by email.

The first concert in their new... Read more.

Llay Organ Society Celebrates 30 Years Of Music MakingLlay Organ Society Celebrates 30 Years Of Music Making

Thursday 13th March

An Organ Society which has played host to some of the biggest names of the Organ and keyboard world is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its formation by staging a spectacular gala concert.
 
Llay Organ Society based in the village of Llay near Wrexham, North Wales which became one of the largest Organ Societies in the UK, was founded by a group of electronic Organ enthusiasts who started meeting informally in 1983. The Gala Concert which is being staged on Friday 21st March at Llay Royal British Legion will be one of the highlights in the Society's season of concerts plann... Read more.

Another Ecxiting Year For Jean!Another Exciting Year For Jean!

Tuesday 11th March

2013 found her with a full list of engagements with concerts, television appearances and public speaking. Her involvement as a Rotarian saw her performing at the Rotary Conference in Harrogate as well as adjudicating at the Rotary Young Musician Competition in March hosted by the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton, and again this year in 2014.

During 2013 Jean travelled extensively both in the UK and Europe in theatres such as the Pavillion Bournemouth and the theatre Royal Windsor. She performed on both piano electronic and classical pipe organ in Switzerland and returning there again to... Read more.

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