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Big Band & Organ... Not to be missed!Big Band & Organ... Not to be missed!

Friday 13th February

The New Foxtrot Serenaders and Simon Gledhill will be performing together on Sunday 8th March at 3-00pm in the Broadway Theatre Catford.

This is the first concert for the Compton since its restoration by Peter Hammond and we hope that it will be the first of many for them at the theatre.

The concert will be compered by Peter Hammond and Simon and the band will combine in some specially arranged numbers to re-create the 'Organ the dance band and me' theme of the 1930s.

More information about the concert is available on their website

Phil's Paramount Success!

Tuesday 10th February

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY !!
 
Demand for tickets for Phil Kelsall's 2009 visit to The Penistone Paramount have been superb. There are less than 60 tickets remaining for the concert this coming Saturday at 2.30pm, when Phil will once again be bringing that "Blackpool Magic" to the 4/20 Compton Cinema Organ.

Seats can be booked by telephoning 07944 566972 and are priced at £7.50. Although there may be some tickets available on the day, we advise anyone travelling considerable distances to see Phil at the console of the Penistone Compton to book in advance.

Charity Concert with Ian HouseCharity Concert with Ian House

Tuesday 10th February

The New Forest Organ Society are to host a special charity concert on March 15th 2009 with the talented young player, Ian House. 

The concert, which is supported by Roland UK and held in aid of the Help For Heros Fund (badly injured servicemen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan) will take place at Hoburne Bashley, New Milton, Hampshire @ 12.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £21 and include lunch.  For more details please contact Sandra Ebbetts on 01590 644724 or email sandra_ebbetts@hotmail.com

Kent International Keyboard FairKent International Keyboard Fair

Tuesday 30th December

Hammond are very happy to announce show number 1 in their 2009 UK Organ promotional tour by taking part in the Kent International Keyboard Fair in conjunction with Music Land. A great day out is promised with most other major keyboard / piano manufacturers also exhibiting.

Sessions will be held on the following subjects..

USING THE XK-3 /3C, PRO SYSTEM, XK1 :- an in depth look at the menu system and customising the organ to suityour style of music.

HAMMOND playing styles and Techniques :- with Malc Deakin

THE HAMMOND CONNECTION :- How do I get the authentic H... Read more.

Christmas Carols with Chris Powell!Christmas Carols with Chris Powell!

Monday 22nd December

Over 1500 enthusiastic listeners to BBC Radio Solent packed the Bournemouth Pavillion last weekend for their annual Christmas Carol Concert led by Tim Daykin. The organist for the concert was Chris Powell who was delighted with the reaction shown to both his music and the amazing Compton Theatre Organ.

This festive treat will be broadcast on Christmas Eve at 9am and Christmas Day at 6am and 1pm. Listeners on the South Coast will be able to tune into 96.1 and 103.8fm and DAB digital radio whilst people further afield can log onto the BBC Radio Solent Web Site .

Supper Dance By The Sea!Supper Dance By The Sea!

Monday 24th November

The Scarborough Fair Collection is pleased to be presenting the first "SUPPER DANCE" this Saturday (29th November) at 7.30pm. Both Wurlitzer organs will be featured in strict-tempo dance mode and there will be a pie & pea supper, together with a choice of sweets.

Former Blackpool Tower & North Pier Organist - Kevin Grunill will be at the consoles providing the music and the Wurlitzer's really do sound superb at providing this kind of musical accompaniment. Don't worry if you do not dance, there have been quite a number of tickets sold to people who just like to listen to the... Read more.

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