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Sleaford Organ Club appeals for more people to join

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: October 06, 2012

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MUSIC FOR EVERYONE: The organ club is looking for new members (Photo: Emmanuel Keller)

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AN organ club established more than 30 years ago is appealing for more people to join in its regular sessions.

Sleaford Organ Club was first formed in 1981 by a group of dedicated musicians. The original venue was at the Bristol Bowls Club. The club went on to move to a number of different establishments in the area, and spent several years at Sleaford High School.

In 2005 the club moved to its present site at the New Life Conference Centre in Mareham Lane.

Spokesman Peter Ruffy said: "This is a excellent venue offering ample space for parking and very good sound qualities for the music.

"We currently have a membership in excess of 100 but to do justice to the entertainers and to keep the costs at a reasonable level, there is plenty of room for more members.

"Our present membership, although predominantly of mature people, is open to everyone who appreciates good music."

The club meets on the second Thursday in the month from 7.30pm to 10pm.

The music is provided by professional internationally renowned musicians playing a variety of keyboard instruments.

Mr Ruffy added: "Apart from UK musicians we also have stars from Europe and Japan. They play everything from the well loved organ to the latest state of the art keyboards.

"The style of music caters for all tastes. Popular music from the 30s up to the present day. Big band sounds, Latin, country, marches, waltz, light classical – something for everyone.

"Our aims are simply to bring the enjoyment of listening to live music on a regular basis to our members, their guests and visitors."

The club, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, prides itself on supporting local charities by holding charity concerts, with the next on October 11. Organist Brett Wales will entertain on the night.

Membership for the year is £5. Entrance fee on the night is £5 for members and £6 for guests.

For more information contact secretary Janet on 01529 309366 or publicity officer Peter on 01529 309366.

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