Members of West Surrey Organ and Keyboard Club may wish to note that Joan Field their last Chairlady sadly passed away on 10th July 2013, after a long spell in hospital following heart surgery and trying to fight off an MRSA type infection.
She will be sorely missed by the committee and those that knew her. Her enthusiasm for the club was boundless. Her love of music, along with her keyboard skills enabled her to raise thousands of pounds for charity from concert appearances.
Our thoughts are with her husband John and family.
This in from Rutland
"In September 2003, supported by generous donations and encouragement, we put on a concert at the Market Overton Village Hall in Rutland, our artiste was Tony Stace. We chose a Sunday afternoon as we anticipated that most of our audience members would be of a mature age and may not wish to go out in the evening. Because two local clubs had already closed we were looking at possibly no longer than a six-months survival but, thanks to the support of our members and guests, we have been able to put on monthly top-class entertainment on Sunday afternoons ever since.... Read more.
Joe Marsh, Damon Willets, Cameron Lloyd and David Ivory will be in concert on the original 1939 Wurlitzer of the Opera House, Blackpool to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Theatre Organ Club, WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE 2012 at 2.00pm.
You are invited to go along and indulge in an afternoon of wonderful music performed by four fine and entertaining organists on what is the only publicly playing original Wurlitzer installation in a cinema/theatre in the UK .
Tickets are only £5.00 and are available at the BoxOffice on the day. Doors open at 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start.... Read more.
John Mann is delighted to say that he has just released his new CD entitled “Some Enchanted Evening”. He writes “the titles have all been requested by members of my Appreciation Society and I was inspired to make the CD of some of the loveliest melodies and tunes that they have asked me to play.”
John is playing the Eminent 2000 Grand Theatre Organ, Technics PX30 digital piano and Conn 652 organ. Tracks include Some Enchanted Evening, Sailing By, Golden Tango, Lonely Ballerina, Love Ne... Read more.
We have just heard about the brand new website created for top player, Alex Payler.
He writes to tell us "It is aimed at a universal audience and has been created from the ground upwards with completely new content and this is just the beginning – new videos are planned as is a brand new album performed live on the ELX-1m."
Looks great Alex... Check it out here.
The Isle of Wight Keyboard Club is changing its venue with effect Tuesday 18th June 2013. The new venue will be:
The Eight Bells
31 Carisbrooke High Street
Isle of Wight
Holiday makers visiting the island may wish to phone 01983 717373 for meeting details.