Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Prescott Club Concert 31st October 2012

On the last Wednesday of each month, members of The North Shore Organ and Keyboard Club give a pre-luncheon Concert for the Prescott Club (part of Age Concern North Shore) at St Joseph's Church Hall in Takapuna. This month Peter Jackson (vocals); Roy Steen (keyboard); and, Gordon Sutherland volunteered for the gig which Peter Brophy organises for the Club each month. The audience certainly enjoyed the sing-alongs accompanied by Roy Steen on his keyboard and the crooning vocals of Peter Jackson. For variety, Gordon Sutherland played some solo ballads and jazz standards to mix-it-up a little. Lunch looked very tempting too thanks to the volunteer kitchen staff for Age Concern.

The Club's Events Manager, Peter Brophy, giving the pre-amble to the Concert whilst Roy Steen (left) discusses the programme with Peter Jackson.        Roy Steen whooing the Prescott Club audience with his great playing on his Korg Pa80

Club President, Gordon Sutherland, played some solo pieces on his Korg Pa3X       Peter Jackson winning the audience over with some sing-along songs

Roy Steen preparing to play his second session on his Korg Pa80

Some of the Prescott Club attendees for the Concert.

Some of the Prescott Club attendees for the Concert.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Coffee Day 21st October 2012

A solid turn-out of 26 people at our Club Rooms on this holiday weekend. Whilst the weather was inclement outside that didn't worry us as we basked in the lovely music played on the Technics GA3 organ; Clavinova CVP-509; Korg Pa1X; and a Yamaha Tyros. The raffle of a lovely cake display container was won by Delyse Whorwood who reckons she is well pleased as she thought she could use this for bringing vitals to Club meetings! A very nice afternoon of music, conversation and laughter. A big thank you to the Committee for organising things so well.

SAM_1308                   Peter Jackson brought his Korg  Pa1X to entertain us with.

Yvonne Moller gave the Korg Pa1X a work-out.           Ngaire McRae playing the Club's Clavinova whilst Len Hancy studies the layout of the Yamaha Tyros 

SAM_1314  Ken Mahy gave Peter Jackson's Korg Pa1X a whirl.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Club Night 2nd October 2012

A near full house, enjoyed a wonderful evening of music played by our very talented members in the first half. This was our 35th Birthday Club Night and so we celebrated with a lovely cake that our Catering Manager, Delyse Whorwood, kindly arranged for us - the candle even played Happy Birthday to us! In the second half of the programme, we were treated to a magnificent Concert by Dave Hallam. Dave has to be one of the finest keyboardists in New Zealand and he certainly gave us a polished performance with a great choice and variety of music. A big thank you also to the Committee and helpers for making this such a special evening.

Our 35th Birthday Cake playing happy birthday to us all!         1-SAM_1284 


2_SAM_1287             Pam Rea playing her Korg Pa80

Barbara Powell playing the Tyros 4     Dorothy Waddel playing the Clavinova

Our 35th Birthday Cake playing happy birthday to us all! Photo courtesy of Peter Littlejohn

President, Gordon Sutherland, introducing our guest artist, Dave Hallam. Photo courtesy of Peter Littlejohn         Our guest artist, Dave Hallam playing the Yamaha Tyros 4

Our guest artist, Dave Hallam playing the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509

Club President, Gordon Sutherlaned, thanking Dave Hallam for his superb Concert. Photo courtesy of Peter Littlejohn