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Trocadero Wurlitzer Trust September NewsletterTrocadero Wurlitzer Trust September Newsletter

Friday 14th November

As explained in a previous issue, the Solo side of the organ includes all of the percussion effects. During the past month the ‘Toy Counter’, as it is known, has arrived at the Troxy following restoration. Read more on our OrganFax Articles page.

Our thanks go to the COS for supplying this article on OrganFax.

Invitation From BarnstapleInvitation From Barnstaple

Thursday 13th November

Barnstaple Keyboard Club and Light Music Club have let us know that due to demand they will be organising more social nights in a format based around club members playing. The Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, EX31 2DJ will host these player nights (please see their page for concert venue details).

Members and guests are invited to bring their instruments along to join in the fun. So polish up your keys and have a go!

Keyboard Winter Tinsel & Turkey

Wednesday 12th November

Andrew Nix joins Ian Griffin and his cabaret entertainers for a fun filled 3 night weekend at the cosy Sherborne Hotel, Sherborne, Dorset. for only £199 per person. There are only limited rooms left.

The weekend will commence 28th November 2014 with a fun packed evening show. On Saturday there will be a surprise feature never seen before in the UK.. There is yet another special show on Sunday featuring Andy Oakley in cabaret with the LIVE music of Ian Griffin.

Click here for more details...

Your Chance To Have A Go!Your Chance To Have A Go!

Monday 10th November

A chance to play the mighty Curzon 1930s Christie pipe organ is now being offered to all those who’d love to tap the keys and press those pedals. Responding to interest, The Curzon Clevedon will provide an experienced organist to enable organ enthusiasts to perform privately, or with friends, on selected Sunday mornings.

Restored two years ago, the Christie is a distinct type of pipe organ originally developed to provide music and sound effects to accompany silent films. It is suitably housed in the magnific... Read more.

Welcome to Beer WurlitzerWelcome to Beer Wurlitzer

Tuesday 4th November

Beer Wurlitzer is the latest to join our full membership ranks! It is the Britains oldest Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and was the first Wurlitzer organ to open in the United Kingdom. The instrument was dispatched from the factory in North Tonawanda, USA, on the 1st December 1924 and was originally installed at The Picture House (later Gaumont, then Odeon) in Walsall, Staffordshire. Here the organ opened on the 26th January 1925.

The organ was removed from the cinema in 1955 and then spent two years at a private house in... Read more.

40th Anniversary

Saturday 1st November

Last month the Withernsea Organ Society celebrated their 40th Anniversary. The first of two special concerts was held on 7th October and given by two of their most popular artists, Chris Powell and Brett Wales. The second (on the 22nd) was by the wonderful Claudia Hirschfeld. Both occasions wowed an appreciative audience and the Com... Read more.

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