The combination of new faces on the Peterborough Theatre Organ Preservation Society (PTOPS) committee and sceduled work being put on hold regarding building at Peterborough Regional College has given a rare 1928 Wurlitzer theatre organ a new lease of life. We have good news as concert dates for the forthcoming season have just been announced.
The organ consists of two manual keyboards and six ranks of pipes providing a range of sound effects, as well as a phantom piano which looks as though it is being played by a ghost. It was originally housed in The Regent Cinema, Dudley, and cam... Read more.
After a recent house move, Chris has now had to change his telephone number.
We therefore ask that all club secretaries adjust their records to include this change.
New number: 01530 274270
New address: 11 Didcott Way, Appleby Magna, Derbyshire, DE12 7AS.
We have had quite a number of inquiries about Elizabeth Harrison's wrist injury. The latest news is that there are no broken bones and although some concerts have had to be cancelled, she is hoping to be playing again in the next week or two. Unfortunately it does mean that she cannot fulfill her next concert at Nuneaton & District Organ on Monday, September 7th, however the good news is that Read more.
We have just heard from Jeff Harding that Great Yarmouth Keyboard Music Club has been reprieved. It had been thought that the club would close at the end of this year. However, following a committee meeting they now have a new secretary, programme organiser, advertising/promotions officer and additional committee members to help out. It is great news that the club has been saved and we wish them the very best for the future.
We have just had an email from Pete Shaw telling us he is appearing at the National Eisteddfod in Bala on Sunday 2nd August. He will be backing a local Welsh Male Voice ( the Bro Glyndwr choir). The event will be televised on BBC Wales and (he believes) on S4C channels around the 4pm mark. Pete and the choir will be performing four songs, 'The huntsmens chorus', 'You Raise me up', 'The rose' and 'Five foot two'. Some years ago you would only have been able to see this if you had lived in Wales. Nowadays you can see these channels anywhere in the UK on Sky or freeview. Enjoy...