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Exciting News From Yorkshire!Exciting News From Yorkshire!

Wednesday 17th February

Kevin Grunill announces an exciting programme of events in West Yorkshire this Spring with exciting news of a brand new theatre organ venue!

The Astoria Centre near Barnsley has become the new home of the Sheffield Compton; which was featured in concert for many years at its previous home in the city.  The multi purpose new venue will see regular concerts, tea dances and will also be a rare setting for budding players to get real 'hands-on' experience of a theatre pipe organ.

The official grand opening takes place with the BBC's very own Nigel Ogden on Saturday Ma... Read more.

Young Organists Wanted!Young Organists Wanted!

Wednesday 13th January

If you know of any young electronic or theatre organists, please encourage them to enter this year’s UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition. It is open to all players who are aged 18 or under this summer. All of the details, including a downloadable entry form, are online at http://www.atos-london.co.uk/young-theatre-organist-of-the-year or they can contact organiser, Michael Wooldridge, mw@michaelwooldridge.co.uk who can also help ... Read more.

Yamaha pianos and keyboards in Portsmouth!Yamaha pianos and keyboards in Portsmouth!

Saturday 9th January

The new Pianoroom, Portsmouth store is holding two exclusive events soon.

On Friday 29th January Yamaha's Ian House will be visiting the store for a private concert featuring PSRS Keyboards and CVP700 series Clavinova. Spaces are limited so please do call us on 02392 863792 to reserve your place.

Doors open @ 6pm & performance commences @ 6:30pm. The demonstration will last approximately 90 minutes and light refreshments will be served

Ian will then return the following day, Saturday, 30th January between 10am-5pm where he will be offering exclusive one-to-one se... Read more.

UK Young Theatre Organist Of The Year CompetitionUK Young Theatre Organist Of The Year Competition

Thursday 3rd December

This year’s UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition, presented by the London and South of England Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society, was held on the fabulous 3/12 Wurlitzer at the Musical Museum, Kew Bridge on Sunday 22nd November.

The large and appreciative audience were presented with a wonderful afternoon of great music from the entrants, the youngest of whom was 14 and the eldest 17. Entrants have a choice as to whether to play two contrasting pieces of music, one a concert opener and one a ballad, or to play a selection of music from a show. The af... Read more.

Curl Up At Clevedon’s Curzon Curl Up At The Clevedon Christie

Tuesday 24th November

In the atmospheric auditorium of Clevedon’s historic Curzon Cinema Charlie Chaplin’s little tramp will amuse audiences, new and old, on Sun 6th December, 2pm accompanied by Richard Lennox on the 1930s Christie Pipe Organ.

Popular local artist, Lennox, has recorded and performed on organs extensively in theatres, cathedrals and concert halls across the UK and Europe, including The Royal Albert Hall. Alongside Chaplin’s The Tramp and The Boxer he will perform a range of organ music including The Ho... Read more.

Phantom Of The OperaPhantom Of The Opera

Thursday 19th November

International recitalist, Dr Anthony Hammond, will be returning to the village of his grandparents to play a dramatic and improvised organ accompaniment to the original 1925 black and white movie, The Phantom of the Opera. The film will be shown in St Mary’s Church, Overton-on-Dee on Saturday 21st November at 7:30pm.

Dr Hammond had been scheduled to perform in October. The lights were on, the organist had warmed up, the wine glasses were filled, all were looking forward to the classic film of “Phantom of the Oper... Read more.

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