We received the following positive statement from a member of the committee at Nottingham Organ Society. It is refreshing to hear of a club that is on the up... well done Nottingham!
For many years, August has been a quiet time for Societies, but not for us this year, with Andrew Nix & Tony Stace, how could it be! They brought their “MUSICAL MAGIC” to our Gala Concert.
August has been a blank month, mostly due to works and school holidays and the like. We took a positive approach and decided to give it a go, adding an extra concert, providing a buffe... Read more.
Whilst not really a news item we thought many would appreciate this:
Washington DC Metro Station on a cold American January morning in 2007. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.
4 minutes later: the violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the till and, without stopp... Read more.
This in from Pete Shaw:"Hi all, just to let you know that the gig was a great success for the Bro Glyndwr Choir, Ann Atkinson (MD) & myself at the National Eisteddfod on Sunday. Unfortunately the whole show ran an hour late so it meant us appearing on stage around 5pm instead of 4pm. The whole afternoon performances were shown live on S4C TV Channel". Pete (pictured right) went on to say "It was a Great Honour to work on such a professional show on such a super occasion".
The forthcoming Pakefield Sizzling September Spectacular organ festival is approaching fast!
Running from 7th to 14th September, the event remains as Britain's largest and best supported organ festival. Headlining this years extravaganza are the amazing talents of Australian virtuoso Tony Fenelon, who in his guise as Roland's senior artiste will be putting the Atelier range through its paces.
In addition, the real coupe this year is the last minute confirmation of top stars from Germany, with the unrivalled talents of the Queen of the Keyboards, Claudia Hirschfeld and ... Read more.
If you do then here’s something which could be right up your street! A brand new instructional DVD designed for Orla organs series GT5000, GT8000, GT9000 & GT Sport. This is the first in a series of DVD’s to help bring your owners manual to life.
It’s all about how to get the best out of your instrument but it’s done in a very easy to follow and easy to understand way. The idea of the DVD is to be extremely informative but also enjoyable at the same time!
Part 1 - the first in the series covers Automatic Organ... Read more.
Rod Pooley along with Co Directors Davie Langham and Tom Askaroff are pleased to announce they have secured the premises for CMP Studios Eastbourne.
The company plan to open for business early to mid August 2009 offering a quality Recording environment, Rehearsal facilities and a Music tuition service for the most popular instruments. Software training and Keyboard Product Knowledge sessions also will be available.
For more info visit their website.