UFO's Gig Guide - Sunday 22 April, 2pm, Marrickville
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    Default UFO's Gig Guide - Sunday 22 April, 2pm, Marrickville

    In the tradition of Jo Proffi's gig guide, here is one I am playing in.

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    For those that don't know, I play and help maintain theatre organs - you know the old things that used to come up out of the stage in theatres to accompany silent movies etc. I am also heavily involved in the Theatre Organ Society of Australia (NSW Div) and we own three theatre organs in Sydney - two Wurlitzers and one Christie.

    For more information about the society with the now unfortunate acronym TOSA (that's pronounced toazer not the alternate...) please see this link, but not before reading about the show.

    Christie Organ Fund Raiser

    Six TOSA Members
    will entertain you
    along with a guest organist
    on the Wurlitzer Unit Orchestra

    Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road,
    Marrickville

    (Disabled access available at the entrance)

    Bookings: 0410 626 131
    Theo Langenberg
    14 Warrah Place, Greystanes 2145


    Please include a stamped self addressed envelope
    for the return of tickets

    Visa & Mastercard accepted
    Tickets also available at the door

    All Tickets to the Performance $10
    Including light refreshments


    No Free Tickets as this is a fundraising event

    Christie Organ Fund Raiser Musicians
    John Batts
    Tom Barber
    Craig Keller (aka UFO)
    Peter Held
    Graeme Costin
    Kevin Eadie
    John Murray

    These musicians are busy preparing for the performance and are donating their time towards raising funds for the Christie Organ Project.
    The restoration of the Christie Organ is progressing well with all regulators re leathered, swell motors being re leathered,
    various chests having their motors re leathered along with the motors for the piston action on the console.
    The flooring for the chambers has been laid together with access to the chambers.

    Donations to date have reached $ 2839.70 for which TOSA is most grateful to those donors.
    The budgeted cost of restoration, structural building, installation, tuning and regulating of the Christie is currently $80,000.
    Whilst TOSA have funds to enable the project to progress, more donations are essential to ensure the
    project can be finished within the time frame allotted. TOSA currently needs
    TOSA NSW would appreciate your support!

    To read about the instrument we are restoring for installation, read here:

    http://www.theatreorgansaust.info/pd...s%20Gordon.pdf

    I hope to see some AFers at Marrickville on the day!
    Craig K
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    Don't forget!

    there is a chance that a quick tour of the pipe chambers after the show can be arranged for those interested. If you think under the bonnet of a DS is complex...
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    Hi Craig, my old photography lecturer at Swinburne, Alan Campbell-Drury was an organ enthusiast and used to play the organ in places like the Melbourne Town Hall. He is since deceased () but I wonder if you may have known him.

    Anyway, on topic I think it’s a beaut idea to have a Gig Guide.
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    Kaye

    I did not know him and have only been involved in the organ playing world for a few years. I'm sure there are others I know who would have known him.
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    A reminder - this is on Sunday NEXT week. If you decide to come and support the cause, feel free to bring some nibbles and light refreshments. Seating will be at tables so you can perhaps relax a little too.
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    And yet another reminder. Hope to see some AFers there in force. Being in Marrickville there are many food options nearby, so perhaps some of you might like to gather for lunch prior to the show. Kelby's Cafe nearby does GREAT coffee and lunches.
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    Last reminder folks. Hope to see some of you tomorrow.
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