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A.O.E Summer BreakA.O.E Summer Break

Tuesday 17th June

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.

Andy Quin Classical Single - Two Toccatas for Piano

Monday 16th June

To celebrate fifty years of music making, film and TV composer Andy Quin is releasing his first ever classical piano single entitled Two Toccatas for Piano. These beautiful solo piano compositions will appeal to all fans of classical piano music and evoke influences from Bach and baroque through romantic Rachmaninov to delightful Debussy.

Toccata No.1 was written whilst Andy was still a schoolboy and was originally composed for organ. At one level the piece is a simple expression of the joy of being able to... Read more.

Organ Recital With Ian TraceyOrgan Recital With Ian Tracey

Sunday 15th June

Join Ian Tracey this coming Sunday (22nd June) at 3pm for a concert at Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot. L34 1LA

A ‘Top of the Organ Pops’ programme includes such favourites as Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Purcell’s Trumpet Voluntary and Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor. Festival patron and Liverpool Cathedral Organist Titulaire Professor Dr Ian Tracey makes a return appearance in celebration of this tenth annual Prescot Festival. Widely acknowledged as one of the chief practitioners of his instrument in the UK, Ian has over a dozen rec... Read more.

Organ on the BBC again!Organ On The BBC again!

Tuesday 10th June

Today (10th June) sees the airing of a half hour documentary on BBC Radio 4 all about the electronic organ.  Entitled 'Wayne's World Of The Secret Organ', the programme (presented by fashion designer Wayne Hemmingway) charts the rise and fall of the electronic 'home organ'.  Personalities taking part include Nigel Ogden, James Taylor and Brett Wales.

Why not tune in at 11.30am today to hear our kind of music on the radio waves.  Also available on BBC iPlayer for 7 days following the broadcast....

Jeans Having A Ball !Jeans Having A Ball !

Saturday 7th June

Musicland (Bromley & Romford) were delighted when asked to supply a Yamaha Tyros for guest organist Jean Martyn who's celebrity fame shot into the limelight on Britain's Got Talent in 2011. Jean is currently providing live music for the very popular online Sun Bingo TV channel Having A Ball and is hosted by Big Brother star Brian Dowling and celebrity chef Rusty Lee. The show goes out every Friday evening at 8pm on the Sun Bingo's Having A Ball website. Just click on this link.

Stepping into the TorchlightStepping into the Torchlight

Friday 6th June

Composer and virtuoso pianist Andy Quin is planning a return to the organ stage after a break of many years.

Andy was following in the footsteps of his childhood hero Sidney Torch. Having started his musical career on the Christie organ of the Regal Edmonton and then writing for a music publisher for whom Torch had worked, Andy had put away the organ shoes to take up the baton and the score to pursue a hugely successful career as a composer for TV and Film. He even worked on a number of occasions with th... Read more.

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