Felixstowe Electronic Organ Club Concerts

December 7th - Elizabeth Harrison - Maybe on.
See latest news on Covid rules for the concert

Let the music live inside of you

About


About
We meet on the second Monday of each month at 7.30 until 10 pm (except December - first Monday at 7 pm) at the Felixstowe Trade & Labour Club, High Road West, Felixstowe IP11 1BB.

We have two hours of musical entertainment provided by nationally and internationally recognised organists and keyboard players.

The music covers all tastes - West End, Film Themes, Classical, Folk, Ballad, Pop & Rock.

Refreshments and a bar are available.

Plenty of car parking space (enter your car registration on the terminal in the entrance hall).

Entrance £6.  December is £12 by ticket only and includes a buffet.

Latest News On COVID


Dear Friends of Felixstowe Electronic Organ Club. You will have read, I hope, my last emails about our October concert with Steve Hubble and the cancellation of our November concert with Brett Wales.  At the moment I am assuming that since the current lockdown finishes on December 2nd Boris will not have decided what to do about our December concert on the 7th December! I am therefore hoping that we will have our Queen Elizabeth of the Organ/ Keyboard world entertaining us and preparing us for an enjoyable Christmas!  I have recently spoken to her and she is very eager to be with us, she says her car has only done 50 miles since 1st lockdown! I know of one organist who is now driving for Sainsburys and Tony Stace is stacking shelves for M&S so it has been very difficult for our entertainers. In view of this your committee decided that we should, on your behalf, compensate to some extent those people we had been forced to cancel and have sent cheques in part payment to each cancelled person. We had a response from one who wrote in July to say that was the first income he had received since March and Steve Hubble in October said that was his first concert since March. We have now voted for our choice of charities and will be presenting cheques, hopefully at the December concert to East Anglian Childrens Hospice and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. We recorded a total of 50 votes - RNLI 9, St Elizabeth Hospice 11, East Anglian Childrens Hospice 12, and the East Anglian Air Ambulance 18. we also received one anonymous bid for the technical equipment which will be included in the total disbursed. This information will all be placed on our website Felixstoweorganclub.com Please tell your friends who do not have email facilities and keep them updated with our current information. Please check our website for any changes courtesy Boris Johnson et.al, we will do our best to keep abreast of things. Should we be unable to hold our December concert we will arrange presentation of cheques directly to the charities concerned and will provide details of any arrangements. We will not be holding any concerts in 2021.
Alan Lamberton Chairman




A Message From Our Chairman


This is a reminder that the April concert has been cancelled and we have now cancelled the May concert with David Ingley. I will cancel other concerts only when necessary and if the venue is closed. Our entertainers rely on our concerts for their living and we must try to operate our concerts if at all possible. Please try to keep up to date by visiting our website for information. Please contact your friends and advise them of the cancellations, I only have a few email addresses.

The following text is from the recent edition of Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade and kindly provided by Michael Wooldridge. If you miss our concerts you may enjoy some of the programmes he has listed below.

WHERE TO HEAR 'OUR KIND OF MUSIC' ONLINE

First of all, some that offer weekly programmes, strangely mainly of theatre organ music, past and present, so as well as the new programmes each week, you can often enjoy hundreds of hours from earlier editions:

Monday - Pandemic Prescription Podcast - An extra programme each week from The Organist Encores team until the end of the lock-down - www.organistencores.com

Wednesday - Scottish Cinema Organ Trust present their 'S.C.O.T Soirées' - A series of specially recorded broadcasts concerts by top name players - www.scotwurlitzer.com/soiree

Thursday - The Organist Encores Podcast - A regular weekly programme from the talented team of Damon Cox, Nigel Ogden & John Leeming, who present favourite recordings and sometimes specially recorded broadcasts - www.organistencores.com

Then there are all of these sites to try:

Community Keyboards - One of the best and longest established programmes, presented by Ian Wolstenholme and including electronic and theatre organ music and celebrity interviews - www.communitykeyboards.com

American Theatre Organ Society Radio - The finest theatre organ recordings from all around the world, 24 hours a day - https://atosradio.org/atosradio/landings.html

Hot Pipes Podcast & Broadcast - Regular weekly programmes and back catalogue from Steve Ashley - www.hotpipes.eu

Organ1st Radio - A monthly hour long podcast of recordings old and new, presented by the organ world's mine of information, Alan Ashton. Also from here you can follow links to Alan's 'Gramrphone' YouTube channel, which has dozens of entertaining and informative organ related videos - www.organradio.com

A few more YouTube Channels well worth checking out are:

OrganMusicYT - A channel on which you will find dozens, maybe hundreds, of theatre organ videos

Compton Lodge Studios - Over a thousand videos to watch!

Mike Bracchi - Mike used to own an organ shop through some of the most exciting days of the organ trade. Now retired, he is a veritable wealth of information about electronic organs throughout the ages and his YouTube page has around 300 videos featuring brilliant electronic organ music, with videos themed around certain instruments or players, and other videos that are complete albums or compilations from the world's very finest electronic organ players through the ages. There are some very exciting and inspirational recordings amongst them.

Of course, many musicians have clips (plus other interesting information) on their own websites, which you'll usually be able to find by entering their names in to your search engine. Mine are at http://www.michaelwooldridge.co.uk/samples.htm


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