Stan Gande, founder member and former treasurer of the Association of Organ Enthusiasts, passed peacefully away on Friday 14th March.
Stan was a very active sportsman, took up boxing as a young man and was a keen swimmer who devoted a great deal of time encouraging and teaching others to swim.
His whole working career was spent with the Civil Service (with the exception of a break for service in the Royal Navy), rising from entrance as a telegraph boy, where he met his wife Joan, to a senior clerical position with the Home Office.
Stan and ... Read more.
In a previous news item, we bought you news of a new range of pianos from Yamaha. The launch event, which took place in Frankfurt, also included an amazing performance from 80s supergroup, Shakatak!
One music shop owner told us "the scale of this event is something only Yamaha can achieve! They don't take their position as the world's largest music instrument company lightly and they continue to wow us with the most amazing instruments, it was an incredible night".
Thank you to Phil and Yoko Leader for the picture.
Just added to our OrganFax articles page! In a double issue newsletter The Trocadero Wurlitzer Trust can announce the appeal fund target has been achieved. See the latest pictures of the organ nearing completion. Read this months Newsletter.
Our thanks go to the COS for supplying this article on OrganFax.
An Organ Society which has played host to some of the biggest names of the Organ and keyboard world is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its formation by staging a spectacular gala concert.
Llay Organ Society based in the village of Llay near Wrexham, North Wales which became one of the largest Organ Societies in the UK, was founded by a group of electronic Organ enthusiasts who started meeting informally in 1983. The Gala Concert which is being staged on Friday 21st March at Llay Royal British Legion will be one of the highlights in the Society's season of concerts plann... Read more.
Today sees the start of the Frankfurt Music Messe 2014 - a massive european music fair. One of the major product releases this year comes from Yamaha who have refreshed their multi-award winning Clavinova line.
Including the sound of the legendary Yamaha CFX concert grand and the Yamaha owned Bösendorfer Imperial grand - The new range comprises of the CLP-585, CLP-575, CLP-545, CLP-535, CLP-525 and a fantastic new grand piano, the CLP-565GP.
More details, along with more new products, can be found on Yamaha's Messe 2014 pages.
2013 found her with a full list of engagements with concerts, television appearances and public speaking. Her involvement as a Rotarian saw her performing at the Rotary Conference in Harrogate as well as adjudicating at the Rotary Young Musician Competition in March hosted by the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton, and again this year in 2014.
During 2013 Jean travelled extensively both in the UK and Europe in theatres such as the Pavillion Bournemouth and the theatre Royal Windsor. She performed on both piano electronic and classical pipe organ in Switzerland and returning there again to... Read more.