Promoting the Theatre Organ -The Way Forward What is the future of the theatre organ? Who cares?
Join a special FREE one-day conference organised by the Cinema Organ Society to exchange ideas and thoughts about spreading the word about theatre organ (and electronic organ) entertainment for the years ahead.
The conference takes place on Saturday 20th February 2010, between 11.30 to 17.00 at the Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire.
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• Are you worried about declining audiences?
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Those that joined in the fun last weekend, will know how busy it was at this years MusicLand show. We are pleased to report that visitor numbers were up on last year's by over 10%. It was a very busy weekend, especially on Sunday when the weather was just a little better.
Casio, Carillon Festivals, Hammond, Orla, Roland, Yamaha and of course OrganFax, all turned out for a "right good do". Most of the show was dedicated to Organs and Keyboards, however Yamaha also brought along some gear from the more 'pro' side of their business. They showed off some very interesting toys, including... Read more.
Once again, fellow Blackpool Tower organist's Phil Kelsall & Chris Hopkins are to team up to present two special nights of dance music. Featuring their respective Technics and Wersi instruments, these events are not to be missed.
The first event is on Friday January 29th 2010 at the Marine Hall Ballroom, Fleetwood, Lancs. 7.30pm - 11pm with BOTH Phil and Chris. All tickets are £7.50. Advance booking is advised as previous events sold out. Tel: 01253 771141.
The following night on Saturday January 30th 2010, they are at the Civic Hall, Pudsey, West Yorks. 7.30pm - 11.30pm again with BOTH Phil and Chris. All tickets £6.50 on the door.
No... it's not a pantomime! That said, if you would like some post Christmas fun and frolics along with some great music thrown in for good measure, then the Mapperley Plains Sports & Social Club, Notts is the place to be on Tuesday December 29th.
Chris Powell & Brett Wales will present a special seasonal concert with solos and duets played on the stunning state of the art Roland AT-900C and Wersi Scala instruments. Following the knock out success of their recent debut festival in Bournemouth - this concert is surely one not to be missed!
Tickets ar... Read more.
A new Mighty Wurlitzer Organ made its first appearance on Sunday 1st November. The huge 4 manual 32 Rank East Sussex National Wurlitzer was presented in a preview concert to an invited audience of some 250 people and was given by virtuoso organists Len Rawle and Michael Wooldridge. The crowd loved the organ, which offers everything from very full and rich sounds down to the delicate voices that are just a whisper.
The organ is owned by Michael Hunt, who also owns the popular Singing Hills Wurlitzer, and is assembled from parts especially imported for the projec... Read more.
Dr Kevin Morgan will be in concert at The Congregational Church,Belper on Saturday 21st.
For this concert Kevin will be playing The Allen Theatre organ kindly supplied by Paul & Liz Arkwright of Allen Organs. He will also be showing his skills on the piano supplied by Eric Reynolds music from Burton.
Normal admission charges apply.Further details from Nigel on 01773 827204 or Brian 01773 824609