Dorset based society, Wessex Organ World have just presented a hugely successful concert with a difference. Well known organ star, Ian Griffin appeared alongside the hugely talented, Rhiannon Evans who's amazing vocal ability was discovered at last October's Lyme Bay Keyboard Experience where she won the festivals X-Factor competition.
We have heard from their Chairman, Dave Stanley with the following report of the evening:
On March 19th we were treated to one of the best concerts ever held at Wessex Organ... Read more.
It is hoped that a sum in the region of £1,000 will have been raised for the Mayor of Test Valley’s selected charities as a result of the recent concert performed by world-renowned organist, Carol Williams. The event, held at St Mary's Church, Andover was very well attended and Carol certainly enhanced her already fine reputation.
Carol, whose fee for the concert was sponsored by the Weyhill Electronic Organ Society, is an extremely l... Read more.
On Sunday 15th March, the New Forest Organ Society held a lunch with an organ concert at Hoburne Bashley, New Milton in support of the Help for Heroes campaign. Help for Heroes is the charity that is raising money in support of our badly injured men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, to help provide them with special facilities etc.
They had a full house of 230 people and everyone enjoyed a two course lunch, followed by a concert with organist Ian House and then a cream tea. This was followed by an extraordinary raffle which raised more than £1,00... Read more.
2009 will see a new addition to the Folly Farm funfair (Pembrokeshire) with the arrival of their Mighty Wurlitzer.
Paul Kirner, of Compton Lodge, Sapcote, Leicestershire, who purchased the Wurlitzer from the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust, has provided the organ to Folly Farm on long term loan. It is being installed and will be maintained by Ben Snowdon.
To celebrate the new arrival, Saturday 2nd May at 7pm will see John Mann take his seat at the 4/14 Wurlitzer previously installed at the Gaumont Cinema and Granada Studios, Manchester.
Due to unforseen circumstances, this weekend's scheduled events at the Social Welfare Hall in Harworth have had to be cancelled.
The planned Saturday night dance with Bill King and Sunday afternoon concert with Chris Powell will not take place.
Next month's dance and concert should hopefully run as normal.
Monday 15th of June will see Phil Kelsall in Nottingham for two shows at the Nottingham Arts Theatre at 2.00pm & 7.30pm.
Phil will give two entirely different performances and the evening concert will include a tribute to Eric Coates who was born at Hucknall in Nottingham.
Proceeds from the 2 shows will go to Jessie's Fund which raise money for children's music therapy. Jessica May George was 9 years old in 1993 when she was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour. The daughter of two professional musicians, she was learning to play piano and violin. &... Read more.