It was in 1973 that a stalwart few decided to get together to share their enthusiasm for the electronic organ. Little did they expect that in 2013 Bolton & District Electronic Organ Society would still be enjoying the pleasures of their enterprising adventure 40 years on! Read their story and ideas for the future.
We would like to welcome Alan Saunders who runs Broken Chords to our service directory page. Alan worked for 26 years as service engineer for Edinburgh Organ Studio. He now runs his own business, Broken Chords. As well as carrying out work on behalf of Yamaha, Casio & Roland, he also does work for customers of Key Player (formerly Edinburgh Organ Studio) on a variety of instruments. You may also be interested to know of their online shop and Piano lessons, both of which can be found on their website
As many of our readers are probably aware, German organ star, Claudia Hirshfeld is conducting a tour of the UK commencing in mid April. What you may not be aware of is that it is concluding at the Princes Hall in Aldershot, Hants where she will have, as a special guest, her friend, Horea Crishan who is a virtuoso of the Pan Pipes. This is also Horea's debut in the UK.
The concert is a 'benefit' concert in support of the local hospice, The Phyllis Tuckwell, and will commence at 7.30 pm on Saturday 11th May and end about 10.00/30 that evening.
Tickets are £10 each... Read more.
The organisers of the Notting Hill Festival have been in touch to let us know of a major feature concert that will be a part of their 2013 celebrations.
This will be the first concert at the newly refurbished classical organ at St John's Church in Notting Hill Gate. The programme that will include Bach, Elgar, and Messiaen and the evening will open with the launch of the new permanent exhibition about the history of the organ and its links to William Wilberforce, the history of St John’s, and the history of Notting Hill. This will be followed by a short talk entitled ‘Th... Read more.
Just added to our articles pagethe next issue of the Trocadero Wurlitzer News letter which includes a financial statement from the trustees. See the latest developments in the renewal of the Trocadero Wurlitzer. Read about whats planned next and how you can contribute to the cause.
Our thanks go to the COS for supplying this article on OrganFax.
John & Jackie Romero at Carillon Festivals would like to thank all who have supported their fund raising efforts for the "Winstons Wish Charity". Their February Music Organ & Keyboard Festival saw the fundraising total break the £10,000 milestone.
A representative from Winstons Wish fundraising team said "Reaching £10,000 is truly amazing. Every penny really does make a difference and your ongoing support is invaluable in supporting bereaved children and their families.". You can find more details about the Winstons Wish charit... Read more.