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EGM For The COSEGM For The Cinema Organ Society

Friday 22nd May

There will be an important EGM of the COS on Saturday 20th June, the main item of business being to discuss and vote on the adoption of a proposed new constitution to enable the organisation to register as a charity.

This will be held to give members the opportunity to consider fully the implications of the proposed changes to their constitution. Members who are unable to attend may appoint a Proxy to represent them at the meeting, by completing the reply-slip on-line by going to Read more.

Rye Wurlitzer NewsRye Wurlitzer News

Monday 18th May

See the OrganFax Articles page to catch up on all the Rye Wurlitzer Acadamy News. With Tony Wilson in the middle of his visit to the UK from Los Angeles its a busy time at the RWA.

Our thanks goes to the RWA for supplying this article to OrganFax

Free Concert @ StoweFree Concert @ Stowe

Tuesday 12th May

The Chapel at Stowe is an extraordinary building housing one of the country’s most important musical instruments. The organ in the chapel is the second largest school chapel organ in the world (after Lancing College). Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and opened in 1929 by Prince George, included this magnificent organ that was designed in conjunction with the School’s first Director of Music Dr. L P Huggins.

Richard Cook, one of the country’s leading classical organists will be attendingRead more.

Ian House launches Tyros softwareIan House launches Tyros software

Thursday 7th May

Ian House is a familiar face on the UK concert scene. He is one of Yamaha Music Europe's leading concert artists and demonstrators - also working closely with Yamaha Corporation in Japan developing new instruments. 

Today Ian turns 26 - and he has marked this with the launch of new software for owners of Yamaha Tyros4 and Yamaha Tyros5 keyboards.

The software, which was previewed with great success at a festival last month comes in the form of two registration packs - sounds and settings which are easy to install and that don't require any extra expansion boards. The pa... Read more.

 New Forest Organ Society’s £2513 for Hounds for Heroes New Forest Organ Society Raise £2513

Wednesday 6th May

On Sunday 26th April, the New Forest Organ Society hosted a lunch and concert for 200 people in support of Hounds for Heroes. The founder of the charity, Allen Parten, attended the event accompanied by his two dogs, EJ and Rookie. Allen gave a talk about the charity and what it means to thousands of severely disabled service men and women who get friendship and help from the highly trained dogs.

The event was held at Hoburne Bashley in New Milton where the lunch was excellent and at the end of the afternoon a c... Read more.

Tony Wilson In The UKTony Wilson In The UK

Sunday 3rd May

International Organist Tony Wilson is making a whistle stop tour of the UK this week, flying in from his Los Angeles home to play just two concerts (6th & 8th May), both as fund raising events for the Rye Wurlitzer Academy, which Tony believes is the most wonderful organ tuition project in the world.

Tony lives in Los Angeles and has two major aspects to his life. His first passion was the organ and in his teens he was an active member of a youth organisation called the Young Organists Association, who en... Read more.

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