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Vintage HitchcockVintage Hitchcock

Saturday 2nd November

Michael Wooldridge is bringing his silent film accompaniment skills very much to the fore to play for live stage show, ‘Vintage Hitchcock’.

The show takes three of Alfred Hitchcock’s famous tales, The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, and presents them as if they were live radio plays, complete with live sound effects, doors slamming, thunder, footsteps etc, just as they used to be made in the 1940s. Michael will be playing his electronic organ on stage in the role of the studio or... Read more.

Brighton Dome ConcertBrighton Dome Concert

Monday 21st October

John Mann will be playing the famous Brighton Dome organ tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd October. It will be a chance to hear him on this iconic instrument playing yesterday’s music today. John considers the Brighton Dome as being the ideal setting for organ shows, and he often used to sit in the audience enthralled by organist Douglas Reeve who played there for over 40 years.

Go along for a great afternoon of music and entertainment, not to be missed! The concert starts at 3pm, and tickets can be booked from the box office on 01273 709709.

How Old Is The Oldest Organ Club Secretary?How Old Is The Oldest Organ Club Secretary?

Monday 21st October

Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club was formed in 1987 by 3 people sharing a common interest in organ music. Over the early years the club was run on a social basis with meetings being held in various public houses and also including coach outings to various organ venues.

In 1994 the club held its first professional concert as part of a town festival week. The concert took place in a marquee at the local rugby club with the guest artiste being Tim Flint who in those days played the Yamaha HX1. Subsequent concerts were held in local school halls & hotels with some of ... Read more.

Jean MartynJean Martyn

Sunday 20th October

Jean Martin will be appearing at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Dec 1st 2013 in a matinee show (2.30). This is a very different venture for Jean who will be playing both her stage organ and grand piano in a brand new show called 'COMEDY IN MUSIC'.

Jean will join the virtuoso harmonica player, Johnny Stafford, TV comedian Don Reid and West End singer Mavis Lane in both music and comedy and, along with playing beautiful light classical pieces and popular music, will also accompany the acts and take part in the fun and cross chat!

Tickets are £12.00 and can be obtained from The Fairfield Box Office on 0208 688 9291

Sad News at Horsham

Saturday 19th October

It is with sadness that we report the death of FRED WHITTINGHAM from Horsham Organ & Keyboard Society .

He was 86 years old and passed away in Hospital on Friday 11 October.

Fred was a founder member in 1978 and had acted as Treasurer for some 20 years until he had to give up last year due to ill health.

Fred was also one of the first in this area of the country, to introdu... Read more.

Advertising Ideas For Your Club...Advertising Ideas For Your Club...

Tuesday 8th October

As part of their ongoing publicity efforts, Weyhill Electronic Organ Society were recently able to make use of the Andover Library window to advertise their forthcoming attractions.  On hand to assist were their loyal mascots, hoping to persuade more people to 'flock' to the Club's concerts!

A great idea for your club?  Worth a look into with your local library?

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