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Nicholas Martin at The Southampton GuildhallNicholas Martin at The Southampton Guildhall

Thursday 30th April

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.

Jean Plays Lichfield CathedralJean Plays Lichfield Cathedral

Tuesday 28th April

June 20th 2009 will see Jean Martyn at Lichfield Cathedral with the English Association of Male Voice Choirs.

The concert will feature Jean on both the Cathedral pipe organ and the Yamaha EL900 along with a soprano and 300 male voices.  All proceeds are going to the Lichfield Cathedral Restoration Fund.

Centre Aisle tickets are £12 or £8 for restricted viewing on side aisles.

Ticket hotline is 01384 838863 or also available from the Cathedral Bookshop 01543 306150.

Hammond WeekendHammond Show

Friday 24th April

This weekend on Sat 25th April 09, Hammond will be showing their wares at the Holiday Inn, Eastleigh, Hants.

Why not have a day out and be the first to see the new 2101 mk2 Leslie and B-3 style wooden Pro XK system stand and bench. You can also see and try the Hammond XK-3c - XK-1 Leslie 3300 and various bass pedal options.

As always, Barrie and Malc will be around to answer any questions and give advice on anything to do with Hammond and Leslie products. You can take this opportunity to also attend a free Hammond Player Clinic with Malc and also there will be opportunities ... Read more.

Change Of Artiste for Rye WurlitzerChange Of Artiste for Rye Wurlitzer

Wednesday 22nd April

We have just received a note to say the Wurlitzer organ concert at the Thomas Peacocke School, Rye this Sunday at 2.30pm will now be with Michael Wooldridge and not Penny Weedon.

If you are in the area, OrganFax can highly recommend a trip to hear one of Britain's oldest Wurlitzer organs. For more information, visit their website.

NEDOS Is 25!NEDOS Is 25!

Sunday 19th April

North East Derbyshire Organ Society proudly celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. The occasion was marked on Wednesday 15th April when the society’s President, Andrew Nix, performed a special Anniversary concert which attracted a large audience and was attended by several of the original founder members.

Members of the audience were welcomed with a glass of sherry to toast the society’s success and during Andrew’s performance a video presentation showed pictures of various events, members, and some of... Read more.

Sad News From PennySad News From Penny

Tuesday 14th April

We are sorry to report that Penny Weedon's mum sadly passed away last week.  She died peacefully following a long illness. 

Known to many in the organ and keyboard world, she'd accompanied Penny for many years and was often seen at the Keyboard Cavalcade events where she made many friends.

On behalf of all at OrganFax, we send Penny and Tony our deepest sympathy and our thoughts are with them and their family at this sad time.

As a result of her bereavement, Penny is no longer able to appear at St Mary's Church, Tittleshall, Norfolk on the 22nd April 2009. ... Read more.

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