When Sue Perkins introduced the world to the Dinnington Colliery Band on the BBC, she never thought to look across the road for further local musical treats. Had she done so, she would have discovered the South Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club (SYKOC). The society stages concerts by world-renowned keyboard players every fortnight in the Dinnington Resources Centre.
This year sees the 25th anniversary of the club. It is marking such a special occasion with a celebratory concert on Tuesday 4th September featuring Chiho Sunamoto, one of Japan’s most revered exports.
Chiho has been described as the Vanessa May of the organ and keyboard world. Twice a finalist in the Yamaha Electone (organ) Festival, she was engaged by Yamaha as an overseas demonstrator and by two of Japan's major TV stations where she composed and performed for a variety of shows. She has played in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Chiho plays state of the art Yamaha Organs and Clavinova that sound one minute like the Berlin Philharmonic and the next like Deep Purple. Her musical presentations embrace a huge spectrum from Beethoven to Beatles, Glen Miller to Mighty Wurlitzer, Jazz to love songs that would melt the Titanic’s nemesis.
Club Chairman, John Ireland told us, “We are immensely proud to be marking our anniversary with a concert by such a talented star. At just £6.00 per head pay-at-the-door, this is great value evening’s entertainment with music to delight all-comers.”
The concert on Tuesday 4th September in the Dinnington Resources Centre, Laughton Road, Dinnington S25 2PS starts promptly at 7.30 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. There is a licensed bar and tea and biscuits during the interval.
Enquiries or further information, please call 01909 562639 or 07967 229094 or visit their website.
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