Last weekend saw the re-launch of the ATOS UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition, which was held on the magnificent COS Midlands District 3/11 Compton organ at the Fentham Hall, Hampton-In-Arden.
It was wonderful that nine young people entered, aged between 13 and 16, from all over the country, including Hull, Blackpool, The Lake District and East Sussex, as four players have learnt to play at the Rye Wurlitzer Academy.
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Just a reminder that Tony Stace & Andrew Nix present their fantastic "Duet Show" at West Faversham Community Centre this coming Sunday JULY 6th 2014.
With music from Glen Miller to Show Tunes, Marches to Ragtime, the lads will certainly give value for money with this two hour show.
The show starts at 2pm.
Tickets £8 available on the door or reservations 01609 748295 / 01757 708509
There will be an interval midway to give guests the opportunity to facilitate the excellent on site cafe.
Free Car parking is ample at the venue plus visitors can use... Read more.
Many in the Theatre Organ world will know the name Doreen Chadwick and it is with sadness we note the news of her passing away last Thursday (26th June). President of the COS, she will be sadly missed as one of the greats of the Theatre Organ Circuit.
The funeral will be on 8th July at Glen Taff Crematorium. Pontypridd at 10.30am.
Continuing on from their recent keyboard style releases the Carillon Studios team have a brand new style for the Beatles song "The long and winding road".
This release brings the current collection to nine styles that include, Crazy, Dancing in the moonlight, For all we know, Hotel California, If, In the mood, Take it to the limit and YMCA. With songs such as Laughter in the rain and It never rains in Southern California the collection will continue to grow over the next months.
If yo... Read more.
Following our news BBC news article (four items down) we have found another radio program dedicated to organ and keyboard music.
Michael Wellby (chairman of the East Coast Organ Society - ECOS) hosts a program on Coastal FM every Wednesday night at 9.00pm and repeats Sunday at midday. Don't worry if you can't receive Coastal FM on your radio as it is also streamed from their website.
In addition you will often find artiste interviews which can be... Read more.
The Association of Organ Enthusiasts is holding its Summer Break, at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel, Habberley Road, Kidderminster, in the heart of rural Worcestershire, commencing on Monday 30th June. The residential event, our twenty-fourth at this venue, which runs for five days, is primarily a get-together for members, but there is ample capacity for day visitors, members or non-members, at a cost of just £5 per day which includes all sessions.
Artistes featured are David Harrild, Michael Wooldridge, Chris Stanbury. DirkJan Ranzijn, Kevin Morgan, Andrew Nix, Dav... Read more.