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OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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Club Relaunch!Club Relaunch!

Thursday 5th February

December 2014 saw the closure of Milton Keynes Organ Society after 44 years of concerts.

However, all is not lost - organist Matthew Bason is relaunching the concerts under the banner of " 'An Evening With' Concert Series " with all proceeds going to charity.

The first, of what will hopefully be many concerts, is on Thursday 12th February 2015 at 7.30pm with BRETT WALES, with proceeds going to Thames Valley and Chiltern Air... Read more.

Now Home For IOWNew Home For IOW

Wednesday 28th January

The Isle Of Wight Keyboard & Organ Club has a new musical home. All further club nights will be hosted at the The Wight Montrene Hotel in Sandown. You can be sure of a great night and a warm welcome at this friendly club. Don't forget you don't have to live on the Island, if you are going on holiday there pay them a visit!

Longest Serving Committee Member?Longest Serving Committee Member?

Tuesday 27th January

Alan Pilgrim, the president and one of the founder members of the Colchester Organ Society has just turned 80. He has been with the society since it`s inception and as the club has recently celebrated its 45th aniversary we believe he is the countries longest serving committee member (unless of course you know someone else - let us know). From all at OrganFax Happy Birthday Alan!

 The 4th Cirencester International Organ Festival The 4th Cirencester International Organ Festival

Monday 26th January

18th - 25th April 2015

The Willis organ was built as a three-manual instrument in 1895, incorporating a small amount of pipework from previous instruments by John Gray, Samuel Green and by Gray & Davison. It was rebuilt by Harrison & Harrison, and opened in 2010 and this spectacular instrument will be showcased through a variety of events designed to demonstrate its versatility and importance.

You can see Naji Hakim, one of the world’s leading concert organists, composers and improvisers open the 2015 Cirencester International Organ Festival. There will be a we... Read more.

New Venue for LeamingtonNew Venue for Leamington

Saturday 24th January

Leamington & District Organ Society has had bit of a shock as the local community centre which hosts their concerts has closed down without warning.

Fortunately they have managed to find a replacement venue for the up coming show on January 28th with Andrew Nix. The Radford Road Church, Radford Road, Leamington Spa CV31 1NF will host this show. We will of course keep you informed as soon as Tony Whittaker and the committee let us know if this is to be a permanent arrangement!

Colchester Moot Hall Organ ProjectColchester Moot Hall Organ Project

Friday 23rd January

Colchester Town Hall’s majestic Edwardian Organ is being returned to its former glory through a restoration project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The organ was removed from the Moot Hall in July 2014 and will be reinstated in Spring 2015 to be heard and enjoyed by people of all ages and by future generations. The restoration is accompanied by an exciting programme of outreach, education and performance activities involving the local community.

The instrument is currently being reinstalled in the Moot Hall by Harrison & Harrison Ltd and as the project goes on ther... Read more.

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