Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Club Night 1st December 2015

A great way to finish up the Club's programme for 2015. Our Christmas Club Night was a real cracker thanks to our wonderful musicians that played for us. The largest audience of the year shared the evening of great music, our 11 fantastic Christmas Raffle Hampers, and a scrumptious supper with traditional mince pies etc. It was great that Santa Claus made an early sortie from Lapland to hand-out the Hampers (thank you Laurie Conder).
A big thank you to Delyse Whorwood and Diane Lyons for all the work storing and presenting the Hampers. As always, Dennis Lyons did a great job with the photos. To all our members and followers, the Committee of the North Shore Organ and Keyboard Club would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
The Videos:
Takashi Iida performing on his Yamaha Electone at our Special Christmas Club Night.

Jeanette Harding playing her Korg Pa3X at our Special Christmas Club Night.

Audrey Henden playing the Club’s Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509 at our Special Christmas Club Night.

Vicky Chen and Rendall Miller duetting and playing the Club’s Clavinova CVP-509 at our Special Christmas Club Night.

The Photos:
Santa Claus (Laurie Conder) and his helper (Diane Lyons) preparing the Christmas Raffle Hampers for the lucky winners of the raffle draw. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.
Our host for the Night, our Treasurer and occasional Santa Claus, Laurie Conder, addressing the attendees. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.
Audrey Henden made her debut for the Club on Club Night playing the Clavinova. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Vicky Chen preparing to play for us on the Clavinova. Some of her pieces were accompanied by Rendall Miller using Taka Iida's Yamaha Stagea organ. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.
Our distinguished member, well know pianist, Rendall Miller accompanied Vicky Chen using a Yamaha Stagea organ. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Rendall played a couple of pieces solo on our Clavinova. Rendall chose "Rustle of Spring" and "Autumn Leaves" as a tribute to our former Secretary, Colleen Kerr, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.Taka Iida brought along his main Yamaha Stagea organ and gave us a magnificent 30 minute concert. Wonderful variety and beautifully executed. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.
Claude Moffat played a selection of George Shearing (fistfuls of chords) for us on the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Professional musician, and distinguished member of the Club, Denise Gunson played a great selection of songs for us on the Clavinova. What a wonderful touch and such great custom arrangements! Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.
All the way from New Plymouth, our most distant member, Jeanette Harding, came all the way with husband Jimto give a 30 minute concert for us on her lovely Korg Pa3X. Great songs, great arrangements and great sounds. All that talent and superb vocals as well! Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.