News is breaking today that James Last has died whilst in Florida, age 86.
Last was a huge inspiration to the music and arrangements of many of the leading organists and keybaord players and will be greatly missed.
More information can be found on the BBC news website.
Frank Aston has been in touch to let us know about a concert designed to raise money for the desperately needed replacement of the East Window of the St Mary’s Church, Albrighton which is in a sorry state at present.
Nigel Ogden will appear on 27th June 2015 at St Mary’s to support this worthy cause. Although not a theatre organ (it is a Jardine Nicholson), we are told Nigel did get a wonderful theatre sound out of it on a previous visit and the evening promises to be a good one with a selection of musical entertainment to please all tastes, from fairground to popular to... Read more.
Michael Wooldridge has released a new CD, in fact you get two of him for the price of one! Piano Magic features Michael playing some fabulous piano favourites on the Yamaha CVP-609 accompanied by the orchestra, provided by Michael playing the Yamaha EL-700 and Gareth Thompson on drums. It is available now from his website.
The artiste for this evenings concert for the Ashford Keyboard & Organ Club (Kent) has changed from Tim Flint to Chris Powell.
Come along and join them, a warm welcome awaits.
As Britain's most northerly theatre organ has been saved and awaits a new home, read about those that played it and its history. This is a 15 page spotlight article, a must read for those interested in Theatre Organs. Find out more about the Aberdeen Theatre Organ Trust and its hopes for the future!
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 www.co... Read more.