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Colin Richell

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  1. In today's Daily Mail there is an answer to correspondents feature, and one of the questions asked is "Are there any femail jazz organists ? The reply states "The first great female jazz organist of note was Pittsburgh-born Ethel Smith(1902-1996). A gifted pianist she had no role model for playing the Hammond Organ, so she could only adapt her piano technique. Due to failing health she retired in the 1960's and a leading critic pronounced that her technical ability on the keyboard for jazz was as great as it is for Bach.She appeared with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Two worthy UK contende
  2. sorry just realised this has already been posted asume can be deleted. Colin Richell
  3. also lots of love ! Colin Richell
  4. SATURDAY 29TH JANUARY CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF ORGANISTS ONLINE AT BLOOMSBURY CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, LONDON WC. PROGRAMME. 1-30 LIGHT REFRESHMENTS 1-55 INTRODUCTION PHILIP NORMAN 2-00 RECITAL 1 STUART WHATTON 2-15 PRESENTATION 1 FITZJOHN MUSIC PUBLICATIONS 2-50 PRESENTATION 2 GREGORIAN MUSIC 3-25 RECITAL 3 SUSAN HEATH DOWNEY 3-40 PRESENTATION 3 BC SHEPHERD AND SONS RENOWNED ORGAN BUILDERS 4-00 RECITAL BY CHERRY-WILLOWS PAUL 4-14 PRESENTATION 4 SMALL CHOIRS MUSIC 4-35 BUFFET 5-30 CELEBRITY RECITAL-DAVID APRAHAMIAN LIDDLE-FORMER ALEXANDRA PALACE
  5. BLOOMSBURY CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH Tottenham Court Rd, London Saturday 27th November 4pm Richard Hills will appear. retiring collection enquiries 020 7240 0544 or see web site Colin Richell
  6. STEPHEN DISLEY will be appearing at; Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue at 4pm this coming Saturday. nearest tube Tottenham Court Rd. retiring collection. 020 7240 0544 Colin Richell.
  7. My local paper informs me that a refurbished church organ will burst into life this weekend after months of hard work to raise money for the homeless. The organ, which is 100 years old sits at the heart of St Marys Church, in Lansdowne Road, Tottenham N17 and will be delivering light hearted music pieces from film and theatre in a concert from three organists this coming Sunday. The concert commences at 2-30pm and tickets are £5, all proceeds to Haringey Churches Winter night shelter scheme. On November 10th Simon Williams Director of The Royal College of Organists will perform. Colin R
  8. Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church 235 Shaftesbury AVE London WC2H PHONE 020 7240 0544 Nearest tube Tottenham court Rd Welcome NATHAN LAUBE (USA) on Saturday 31st July at 4pm. retiring collection, buffet.
  9. On SATURDAY 26th June, David Aprahamian Liddle, the much missed ex Alexandra Palace Organist will be playing as follows; Bloomsbury Baptist Church at 4pm 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H, Details of programme on www.bloomsbury.org.uk Information 020 7240 0544. Admission free, retiring collection, buffet tea to follow. Colin Richell.
  10. On Saturday the 5th June, the long awaited repairs to a cherished Hill organ will be unveiled . The venue is ;St Mary the Virgin Church in Lansdowne Road Tottenham N17. There will be a blessing and organ recital followed by tours from 2pm. On the Sunday there will be a choral evensong from 4pm to give the public thhe chance to see the 1889 organ. Colin Richell.
  11. Saturday 29th May concert at Bloomsbury Baptist Church at 4pm with Stephen Farr performing. 235 Shaftesbury Ave WC1H. PHONE 020 7240 0544.
  12. Absolutely, I love him and he does put bums on seats, and he does not suffer fools gladly. How many concerts can be described as "packed" these days ? Colin Richell
  13. Thanks Christopher I will try and visit one day soon and perhaps we can have a friendly chat. Best wishes Colin Richell
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