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Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club is the largest electronic organ club in the Brighton/Worthing area, and has been in existence for the last 42 years.
Do you like a good cross section of music, from big band to popular light classics, jazz to pop, 1930s to 80s?
Would you like to hear this music played by some of the best professional organ and keyboard musicians in the country?
Would you enjoy the company of others with similar music tastes in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere?
How about joining us for one of our monthly concerts, two hours of great music with an interval with tea and coffee?
Our next concert is on the 16th August, 7.15pm at Lancing Parish Hall with Michael Wooldridge and his Rye Students
Michael is one of England’s top electronic and theatre organists, launching his career at the age of fifteen by winning the ATOS UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition in 1980 and then receiving the coveted Ian Sutherland Memorial Award from the Cinema Organ Society of Great Britain in 1984. Michael regularly appears on BBC Radio 2’s ever popular programme, The Organist Entertains, and also broadcast the Virtual Theatre Pipe Organ live on air to 5-million listeners on the channel’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon Show. He plays concerts on most of the Mighty Cinema Organs around the UK, and is Resident Organist on Europe's largest Wurlitzer organ, the magnificent 4/32 East Sussex National Wurlitzer.
Rye Wurlitzer Academy is the only project of its kind in the world teaching young people the theatre organ. The idea for the Rye Wurlitzer Academy came about in 2009 and was able to become a reality in November of that same year, following an initial donation from Tony Akehurst in memory of his wife Rita. Founded by Richard Moore, his initial idea was to develop and nurture any interested students at Rye College into budding young theatre organists, giving students the opportunity to learn on the school's historic 1925 Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. A small group of students was about to embark on a very special musical journey, which began with a few masterclasses.
To find out more about Michael click here.
To find out more about Rye Wurlitzer Academy click here.