Friends Of Beer Wurly have been most fortunate in securing the services of "The Pavarotti of the Organ", Carlo Curley, for this grand extravaganza which will showcase two organs for the price of one!
Carlo will commence the evening by performing in his standard "classical" mode on the organ of St Michaels Church, Beer, for the first half. A buffet supper will then be provided in the hall of Beer Congregational Church, opposite, during which Carlo will mingle with the guests who will have the opportunity to talk with him and perhaps purchase his CD's and DVD's which will ... Read more.
Haverhill Organ and Keyboard Club are having a "trial run" concert on Friday 8th May 2009. To try and increase numbers they are putting on an afternoon concert, starting at 2.00pm, at the Haverhill Arts Centre.
Numbers have decreased slightly over the years and one factor has been members and visitors not wanting to travel at night. If the support for afternoon concerts is good then there may be more in the future.
Playing for this special concert will be Matthew Bason. Doors open at 1.30pm and Matthew will also feature slots on grand piano and accordion.
World renowned organist Carlo Curley will play at St John-in-Bedwardine Parish Church, Bromyard Road, St Johns, Worcester, WR2 5BS on Friday 12th June at 7.30 p.m.
Carlo will be playing an "Almost All American" programme and the audience will be able to see Carlo at work via High Definition Video Projection Screen.
To book tickets, email here or visit the event’s website, or telephone the Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611 427. Tickets are £12 (unreserved seating).
The two oldest Wurlitzer Pipe Organs to be shipped to the UK back in 1925 are still delighting their respective audiences at the age of 84! The former Picture House, Walsall organ has graced the beautiful church in the quaint fishing village of Beer in Devon since 1958, while the ex. Palace Theatre, Tottenham organ has had pride of place in the hall of the Thomas Peacocke College in Rye, East Sussex since 1957.
Many years later we find these delightful instruments being given a new lease of life in their respective homes and two groups now exist to aid and furt... Read more.
There has been a swap around of players for concerts on the mighty Portslade Town Hall Theatre Organ this season. Michael Wooldridge is going to be Michael Maine, who is going to be Iain Flitcroft, who in turn is going to be Michael Wooldridge!
Confused? The actual revised Sunday dates you can hear this fabulous organ in concert are at 3pm on 10th May, the 21st Anniversary Concert with Michael Wooldridge, 14th June with Michael Maine and 13th September with Iain Flitcroft.
For other dates, including Len Rawle, Simon Gledhill and John Mann visit their website.
Lovers of theatre organ music on the south coast will be delighted to learn that concerts have returned to Southampton's stunning Guildhall, featuring the superb dual purpose Compton Pipe Organ. This installation was always regarded as one of John Compton's finest creations.
The organ was probably best known for the performances and broadcasts given there by one time resident and genius musician, Reginald Porter Brown. The organ became somewhat unreliable and underused in recent years and a major programme of rebuilding and refurbishment undertaken by Peter Hammond... Read more.