Those visiting Gainsbourgh Organ Society tomorrow 28th April will find a change of Artiste as Andrew Nix will be standing in for John Romero. John has been unwell recently and although on the mend is not quite up to being able to fullfill the booking. Consequently he he now be at the club next year instead.
In it's current guise, the club was started in 1968 and moved to Shalford Village Hall, Guildford, Surrey in April 1976. We therefore reached a landmark of 45years in existence in 2013. Originally called West Surrey Organ Society, in 2007 it was decided to change the name to West Surrey Organ and Keyboard Club, thereby reflecting the increased popularity of the different types of instrument.
In 2015 we were lucky enough to gain sponsorship funding through two local charities, who support and provide grants to organisations that make a difference in the community, in our cas... Read more.
We were pleased to hear from Isle Of Wight Keyboard & Organ Club recently. It's always good to hear positivity coming from the Organ and Keyboard world and this is no exception. They write...
"Saturday evening 19th March saw a concert given by John Cooper for the Isle of Wight Keyboard & Organ Club playing his Yamaha Stagea ELS-02C and what a concert it was. His talent shines through in his preparation... Read more.
The family of the Late Brian Sharp would like to thank all Brian’s fans and colleagues in the organ world for the many messages of sympathy and condolence received at this very sad time.
Brian was laid to rest at a private funeral attended by family and close friends on Wednesday 17th February. Floral tributes were provided by the family and memorial donations in lieu of flowers raised £340 for donation to the Deansley Centre Trust Fund at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, from where both Brian and his daughter Joanne had received treatment.
The family intend to... Read more.
Andrew Varley is now the proud owner of the Yamaha D Deck believed to be only one of two to be used on the concert circuit.
The D Deck is largely a portable Stagea and quite an uncommon sight in the UK. The instrument is very compact and weighs only 2kg more than the 76 note Tyros 5. It has a 49 note upper keyboard, a 61 note lower keyboard and a 20 note pedalboard. Andrew intends to start using the instrument later in the year for Concerts and for all his Ballroom & Sequence Dances.
Horsham Organ & Keyboard Society have had a late change of artiste. March 9th 2016 will now feature Len Rawle instead of Ian House.
More details can be found on their OrganFax page...