Tony Stace at
Launceston Electronic Orga...
Many of you will have heard that the Reading Society based at Tidmarsh ceased in September 2010 and also that Pincents will be ceasing after their December 2010 concert with Keyclix.
Kay and Alan, who own and run Pincents are retiring due to their ill health but .... because there is still a willing audience and willing owners of the William Penney Theatre (RG7 4PR); a group of three from the Tidmarsh club have decided to try and start a completely new venture at the above theatre. What they don't have though, are any funds!
They have chosen the... Read more.
Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society's concert on the 16th November 2010, to be performed by the talented (and member of the OrganFax team) organist, Ian House, will be made `free of charge` for visitors. Club members are encouraged to "bring a friend" for what will be a most enjoyable evening of musical entertainment.
We would just like to add that it is nice to see a club being very pro-active in looking for new members, long may it last!
We have just received news that the Wisbech & District Organ society which was in danger of closing due to problems has been taken over. The society had been running for nearly 40 years and for the last 17 years under the stalwart supervision of Margaret Kettlewell. Sadly Margaret had been told to lighten her load under doctors orders and so a new secretary was needed. The existing members were reluctant to take on the post and keep up her standards, and so the other two ladies felt they also wanted to hang up their chains of office, so ultimately the Society was set to close after Octo... Read more.
On 30th September Wessex Organ World Society were delighted to host the Roland Concert at the Hamworthy Club at the invitation of Nick Swift from Swift Music, Bristol. We were honoured and privileged to hear the amazing and scintillating talents of Hector Olivera who had flown over especially for this event, courtesy of Roland UK. The performance was enhanced by the technical prowess of David Thomas who provided the graphics for the occasion.
Members from many organ clubs and societies throughout the south of England were in attendance to hear an evening of unforgettable magic. H... Read more.
The Weyhill Electronic Organ Society regrets to report the sad loss of their Treasurer, Diane Randall, aged 54, who passed away recently, following a battle with cancer.
After initially accepting the position of Treasurer on a temporary basis, upon the Club’s formation in 2002, Diane continued in the post until the Society had achieved its 100th concert just a few weeks ago. Her efforts contributed greatly to the Club’s continued progress and she will be sadly missed.
The Club has made a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support in Diane's Memory.
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