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Your Thoughts Please...

Posted: Wednesday 23rd March

Your thoughts Please...

Since the inclusion of our letter from The New Foresat Organ Society a few days ago and the opening of our topic for debate in the forum referring to 'Are Organ Societies Doomed?' we have had already had 2 very interesting replies from artistes offering their thoughts... So much so that we wanted to once again highlight your attention to this thread and encourage more views.  Here is an excerpt from our good friend David Thomas and his views...

Hi OrganFax forum readers,

As a performer that has been "On The Road" since the early 80's and involved with the organ and keyboard world since the mid-70's, it is with great interest that I read the recent articles by Penny and latest addition from Sandra at the New Forest Organ Society. Following on from Cameron's comments I thought, unusually for me, I'd put finger to QWERTY keyboard and add my bit.

I write as both a performer, promoter of shows and since last year the organiser of local keyboard concerts. I'm pleased to say we have a great set up and a growing monthly audience at our shows which amazingly have been running now for 40 years in the area. I can see there are arguments for and against any changes in concert format and that change isn't always welcomed by all. However, I (and judging from the response I receive at my own shows) and a greater number of audiences, seem to believe, if we are to move forward and attract and keep a constant stream of new blood needed to sustain our type of entertainment. (and lets not forget that’s the name of the game) We should embrace and encompass any new form of technology which fits within our keyboard entertainment remit. Using any such advance to simply enhance what we already provide... Click here to read more of David's thoughts on our forum...


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