Monthly Archives: January 2016

Tywyn Wurlitzer – 2016 Concerts

The Tywyn Wurlitzer (Photo by Mark Laflin)

CONCERTS TICKETS (Available at the Door): £8.00. Advance Tickets are £7.00, available from: Flame Lily Health Store, High Street, Tywyn. ALL CONCERTS START AT 7:30pm. Sunday February 14th DAVID REDFERN Welcome to open our season again. Saturday March 26th JONATHAN MANN with Cor Meibion Bro Dysynni Choir.. Sunday May 1st SIMON GLEDHILL Return of one […]

Nene Valley Organ Club

Nene Valley Organ Club

For over 35 years, NVOKC has been producing electronic organ and keyboard shows to the public. On the third Monday of the month, a top U.K. or International Artiste is presented, performing a wide range of music on state-of-the art instruments. The shows aren’t limited to just instrumental keyboard music – many of the artistes […]

The Theatre Organ Club

Richard Hills - Theatre Organ Club Patron for 2015

The Theatre Organ Club (TOC) was founded in 1938 as The Robinson Cleaver Radio Club to bring together the fans of the very popular broadcasting Organist, Robbie Cleaver. Right from the outset the Club was not restricted to just Robbie’s music and was keen to promote the Theatre Pipe Organ and its players generally, which makes it the oldest such club in the world. It changed it’s name to The Theatre Organ Club in the 1950s and has a membership of about 1,500 with the subscription deliberately kept to the minimum required for membership services.

Hammond Concert E

Hammond Concert E

This particular Hammond “Concert E” began its life in 1937 or 1938. The organ is difficult to date as Hammond did not want their customers to be able to date their models using the serial number (the number of ours is 8032 which matches Canterbury Cathedral records). The organ belonged to Carol Williams from 1979 to 2002, but spent the initial stages of its life in Canterbury Cathedral where it was installed in 1939.

The Worthing Wurlitzer

The Worthing Wurlitzer

A Brief History by Jim Buckland I bought the BBC theatre organ (late Empress) purely for material that I needed in the extension to the existing organ. A little over half of the instrument was used and the remainder I disposed of. A significant quantity of material came from the USA in particular the Style […]

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