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|Opening with Covid?|
Yes we are cautiously re-opening but there is much to consider.
1) The pandemic is not over, we re-open with it still a worrying threat.
2) The club hall is limited to a maximum attendance of 100
3) If you intend attending a club night please do not do so if you have any of the well publicised symptoms of Covid, or a raised temperature.
4) For your safety and others, maintain social distances.
5) While not obligatory, please wear a mask.
6) Please do not que closely in enclosed spaces, e.g. the entrance hall or for refreshments.
7) Keep the distance set with seating unless you are moving your chairs together in your ‘day to day’ domestic bubble group.
8) Please if you wish to chat with friends do so in the outside open air.
9) For your safety, refreshments will be directed at the interval, biscuits are a pre packed and sealed. The choice is limited to the variety available on the night. You will be offered biscuits with your collected beverage.
10) A record will be kept of all attendees and contact made if the club becomes aware of potential exposure of any member or guests to the Covid virus through their attendance at a club concert. To enable this visitors on a club night will be required to complete a contact form.
11) It is necessary to better ventilate so with hall doors and windows open please ensure you are comfortably dressed.
12) If you are able, at the end of the concert please add your chair to a stack of up to 10 chairs. This will greatly assist those members who clear the hall.
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Concert review 28th October 2019 Chris Jones
We must thank Chris for stepping in at the last minute to replace David Lingwood who was unable to attend. Chris brought a Yamaha AR100 organ (personally customised) plus Ketron SD40 Expander Module, used for additional sounds and Rhythms. He provided a full concert with comprehensive variety and while perhaps we take for granted that all our attending artistes are accomplished, we should recognise that Chris at ‘the drop of a hat’ put together a professional evening of entertainment for us. He very much settled in by the second half and the music provided after the interval was even more rounded and entertaining, His humour – camp brought a smile and not a ‘little titter’ as Frankie Howard would say.
1st Half Everything is in rhythm with my heart, Put on a happy face, Somewhere out there, I only have eyes for you, Im in the mood for love, sleepy time girl, Liberty bell march, Sheep may safely graze, me & my teddy bear, the teddy bears picnic, portrait of my love, (Matt Monroe) walk away, someone to watch over me, time after time, say wonderful things to you, (Sung by CHRIS). If I were a rich man, match maker, yellow river, A time for us, Feelings, TV theme selection, I could have danced all night,
2nd Half Orange coloured sky, Any dream will do, Oh bla dee Oh bla da, Deep in the heart of Texas, On the way to San Francisco, roundup, your the cream in my coffee. Chris was called for an encore for which he played. Ethel Merman’s – I’ve got the sun
Visiting us 28th October 2019 Chris Jones
Chris’s interest in music began at 11 with piano he moved to the electronic organ at 13 and by the time he was 14 he was performing for Orpington organ society and his school. Later work found him a role as Deputy organist at the Streatham Ice rink. In 1985 Chris met David Lingwood at the first Caister Keyboard Festival and then after he turned professional. He has played for many societies all over Britain and at most major festivals. In 1991 he worked as Showroom Manager for Wersi at their UK headquarters in Purley in 1994 for GIG Sounds in Streatham, South London in 1995 at Rose-Morris in the West End. In 1996 he was offered the job as Manager of Roland Friday Keyboards, but in January 1997 Roland Friday sold the retail business to Music Land. Chris continues to work for them on a part time basis with David Harrild.
Chris’s musical tastes cover a broad spectrum, though he is particularly keen on Musicals, Marches, Romantic Ballads and Latin American.