History of BOKC

Brentwood Organ and Keyboard Club

The Bentwood Organ Society was formed in February 1985 by a small group of enthusiasts who were keen to keep theatre organ music alive.

They met in the evening once a month at the Old House Brentwood. In July 1990 the name was changed to the Brentwood Organ and Keyboard Club.

After a period at the Ingrave Community Hall Brentwood we moved to the Village Hall Mountnessing in 1998 and are still holding our monthly concerts there where we engage top artistes from the circuit to play electronic organs and keyboards to give an evening of musical entertainment.

The artistes are truly individual. Each has their own instruments (of which there are many makes and models) music repertoire, style of playing and presentation. The artistes we engage are on the professional circuit and travel and perform widely all over the UK and internationally.

The music performed varies on each occasion most musical tastes are catered

for and a concert is likely to include a variety of music. Typically popular Light classics operatic. Marches, theatre, Film big band, jazz, pop music covering old and new.

The musical instrument used is the modern electronic organ or keyboard capable of producing very accurately a whole range of orchestral, band, pipe and electronic organ sounds – a complete orchestra.

 

March 29th, 2017 by Steve Morl