Monday, September 20, 2010

Coffee Day 20th September 2010

A record number of members enjoyed a fantastic Coffee Day at Peter Brophy's luxury apartment at Fairview Lifestyle Village, Albany. With 6 keyboard to choose from including a portable two manual keyboard the 36 members were spoilt for choice and certainly spoilt with the wonderful music being played. Thanks Peter for being a wonderful host and sharing your lovely home with your friends from the North Shore Organ and Keyboard Club.
Ngaire McRae savouring the Korg SP250 digital piano           Jim Nicholson playing Colin Crann's Yamaha DGX-620 digital ensemble piano
 Barbara McNab at home on the Yamaha PSR-910 keyboard            Left to Right jamming: Jim Nicholson, Peter Brophy and Rob Powell
 
           Ian Jackson breaking-in the Korg SP250 with his great blues style 
 Gordon France played his Eukalele - George Formby lives!           
Our host, Peter Brophy, showing-off his Yamaha PSR-910 Colleen Kerr entertaining us on the Korg SP250 digital piano Ken Mahy enjoying the Korg Pa800     Ian Jackson checking-out the Yamaha PSR-910

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fairview Lifestyle Village Hospital Wing Concert on 17th September 2010

Club members, Gordon Sutherland and Colin Crann, had the pleasure of meeting the residents of the Fairview Lifestyle Village Hospital Wing in a mini-concert. This is part of the Club's policy of taking its music out to the Community. Colin took along his Yamaha DGX620 ensemble piano and Gordon took his Korg Pa1X keyboard. The residents seemed to enjoy the variety of music played and then after the concert it was Happy Hour with the wine flowing freely - nice!

Club member, Colin Crann, entertaining the residents with his Yamaha DGX620 ensemble piano     Club President, Gordon Sutherland, entertaining the Fairview Hospital residents Colin Crann setting-up to play Some of the Fairview Hospital Wing residents enjoying the Concert Some of the Fairview Hospital Wing residents enjoying the Concert      Colin Crann entertaining the residents

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Club Night 7th September 2010

What a great DIY Club Night. We are blessed to have such a wonderful number of talented musicians and an equal number of enthusiastic listeners! We tried out our big screen for the first time and this certainly worked well for members to see all the action on the keys! It was great to have such a variety of instruments brought along to augment the Clubs Organ and Clavinova and terrific to see such a large attendance to enjoy the evening.

Members wished our past President, George Watt, a very happy Birthday in the usual way!

On a sad note we held a minutes silence at the beginning of the evening to remember two of our long-standing members who have passed-away in the last two weeks – Lenore Truscott and Clare Davidson. Please go to the Club’s Hall of Fame Web Page which you can access on the right-hand side of this page by scrolling-down or click here to see some memories of them. We showed a remembrance slide on the big screen at the start of the evening and this is printed below as well.

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The members also were sad to hear that our beloved Secretary, Colleen Kerr, is very poorly at the moment and our thoughts and best wishes are with her for a speedy and positive outcome.

Des Rouse playihg the arrival music on his Yamaha PSR 3000         Colin Crann playing the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509 

 Alan Wilkins playing his Yamaha PSR 900        Barbara Powell playing her Yamaha Tyros 3

 Rob Powell played the Club's Technics GA3 Organ Rob and Barbara Powell duetting 

 Gordon Sutherland trying out Taka Iida's Yamaha D-Deck keyboard      Taka Iida played his Yamaha two manual D-Deck

 John Bercich in duet with new member and pupil of John's, Jan Johnston, whilst husband Kevin looks on.      Another view of John Bercich and Jan Johnston duetting. The big screen was focussed on John playing our Clavinova

 Our Club professional and maestro, John Bercich, doing a solo piece on his Korg Pa1X

 

In remembrance of long-time members, Lenore Truscott and Clare Davidson, who passed-away in the last two weeks. This slide was shown at the beginning of the evening on the big screen as well as a minutes silence being held.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Club Night Tuesday 7th September 2010

Club Night 7th Sept 2010 - not to be missed!