Andy Quin, award winning composer and jazz pianist, returns to his roots in silent cinema to accompany D.W. Griffith’s masterpiece, Broken Blossoms, on Sunday 13th September at 2pm at The Curzon, Clevedon.
Celebrating 50 years of music Quin is keen to get out of the studio and return to live performance. His compositions have backed films, TV and adverts known to all, across the globe, from Oxo and Coronation Street to Nike and Boardwa... Read more.
Penny Weedon will be appearing at the Worcester Festival on Friday 28th August at 8.00pm in the beautiful and historic Huntingdon Hall. She will be performing on the fine Nicholson pipe organ there, interspersed with items on her Yamaha ‘Travelling Light Orchestra’ and the Steinway Grand. Her programme will include favourites from around Europe, including Prelude to Act 3 from Lohengrin, Highlights from Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Debussy’s Reverie, A selection from Carmen, Holst’s Venus f... Read more.
Organ Societies/Clubs are essentially businesses and as such the most successful ones are continually seeking means of publicity. The Weyhill Electronic Organ Society has recently come up with a fabulous idea and secured the co-operation of Test Valley Borough Council in having its name displayed in one of Andover's many floral gardens. Perhaps your club has other novel ideas that can be used to help!
Barnstaple Library hold a monthly sing-a-long session for anyone who likes to sing for fun. They are looking for someone who would be willing to play the keyboard or help organise the sessions which are held on a Tuesday afternoon between 2-3.30pm If this is of interest to you, please contact Jude, Cherry or Kate at Barnstaple Library on 01271-388593 for more details.
Howard Beaumont will be accompanying the classic silent film 'Steamboat Bill Jnr' at the Scarborough Fair collection Lebberston Nr Scarborough on Sunday 13th September at 2.30 pm. The Mighty Wurlitzer held at the museum will be put through it's paces as Howard re-creates this famous art form of one man becoming a whole orchestra to give the film a new lease of life.
The story is of a rivalry between two riverboat steamer owner... Read more.
On 12th July, 1965, a young organist played a Hammond A-100 organ at the foundation of the Bristol Hammond Organ Society.
On 12th July, 2015, that same organist, Keith Beckingham, returned and played the same Hammond A-100 organ to launch the Society’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary Celebration Concert.
Founder and first Chairman, Leslie Baker, Managing Director of Churchill’s of Bristol always provided organs for concerts and the Hammond A-100 became his own personal instrument. On his retirement, he was succeeded by daughter Anne as Chairman and she donated the org... Read more.