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Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at Cannock Chase Organ Club.

Removal of the Ex. Regal Chesterfield Compton - 16/08/2017

In a few weeks time the team will pull together once again to finish the removal of another theatre organ. The Ex. Regal Chesterfield Compton has been owned by a member of our club now for over a year, but due to personal commitments of the owner it has remained in situ.

Now a date has been arranged for around 8 members of the club to finish the removal of this instrument. This includes the chests, winding, relays, bass pipes, and the Console, which needs to be lowered down off the side of the balcony! (Which we are hoping to Live-Stream on Facebook)

Fingers crossed that the removal will go smoothly and all the Compton will be safely transported for transport in Shrewsbury. Then we can begin the long, delicate restoration of this instrument! 
We will keep you posted!

Passing of Steve Tovey, Wolverhampton City Organist - 26/09/2016

It brings us deep sadness and a profound sense of loss to announce the passing of Cannock Chase Organ Club President, and Wolverhampton City Organist, Steve Tovey.

Steve has been a huge driving force in the theatre organ scene here in the UK for some 50 years, and we owe him a great debt for many of the installations we now enjoy in the UK.

He will be sorely missed by all of us here at Cannock Chase Organ Club, for his outspoken-ness, witty sense of humour and his relentless... enthusiam and drive to keep the theatre organ in the public eye

Please respect Steve's family members wishes, and refrain from calling. Please, email the page or contact Cameron Lloyd
We will post any details as and when we know.

Next Opera House Concert - David Gray - 25/09/2015

We are delighted to present David Gray at the Blackpool Opera House Wurlitzer on Wednesday 30th November at 2.00pm. Tickets available from the box office £5.00.

 

Civic Hall Organ Removal - 24/09/16

Wolverhampton Civic Hall’s historic organ is to be relocated and restored to it its former glory.

The City of Wolverhampton Council plans have been approved by Historic England following months of discussions about the best way to preserve the heritage of the organ that dates back to 1938.

The Grade II-listed Civic Hall and Wulfrun Hall are undergoing a £14.4 million revamp to improve facilities. The organ sits in the roof of the Civic Hall and needs to be removed to enable better ventilation for fire safety and to make adjustments to the stage area in order to attract bigger shows to the venue.

Renowned organ specialist and city organist, Steve Tovey, has been appointed to supervise the removal of the organ and find it a new location, with the hope it can remain in Wolverhampton. For the full story: http://socsi.in/mK6pz

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