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The society’s forerunner, "The Verwood & District Organ Society" was formed in 1994 after a handful of enthusiasts agreed there would be enough support to form a new society, without adversely affecting four others which existed within a fifteen mile radius of Verwood. 

A committee was formed and the organist Chris Powell was invited to play the inaugural concert in March 1995. The society grew at a surprising rate & very soon had a capacity membership of 220, with an average 40 names on a waiting list ever since. At the 2001 AGM the name was changed to The Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society.

In recent years Verwood, has been recognised as the fastest growing area in Europe, from a village of twelve hundred inhabitants to a town of ten times that number. (visit the History Section for more information). This has resulted in several developments including a new £3m Community Centre now known as the "Verwood HUB", within which is the Merrifield Theatre containing tiered seating for 300 people, a large stage with state of the art lighting and audio equipment, a licensed bar and refreshment area etc 

The societies initial venue was the "Verwood Memorial Hall", but with the opening of the Verwood HUB, the Society ran a series of concerts at the new venue over a period of several months during 2007. Members were given a chance at the 2008 AGM to express their preference of venue for future concerts. This resulted in a two to one vote in favour of relocating from the "Memorial Hall" to the new theatre at the  "HUB". (Select here for a location map

With the larger venue there is no longer a waiting list and concerts are now open to the general public - space permitting. The Society prides itself on being a 'Happy Society' that draws it's strength by working together as a friendly Committee - a point that has been noted and commented upon many times by visiting artistes.

CLUB INFORMATION

Usual meeting day:

We hold regular monthly concerts, 
 - usually on the last Wednesday of the month.
 - Doors open at 07:00 p.m.
 - Concerts Commence at 07:30 p.m.

Vemue:

Verwood HUB, Brock Way, Verwood, BH31 7QE 

Start time:

Doors open 7.00 pm - Concert starts 7.30 pm

Subscription rate:

£4 per annum

Member admission:

£8

Visitors Tickets:

£10 on the door

Main contact name:

Jeanne Roberts:- 01202 824241

Alternative contacts:

For Membership - Janetta Lakin - 01202 822936
                email:-
janetta.lakin@toucansurf.com

President:

Chris Powell

Officers:

Chairman - Jeanne Roberts:- 01202 824241
Treasurer - Angela Daymond - 01202 822549
Artistes Secretary - Jeanne Roberts - 01202 824241
Membership Secretary - Janetta Lakin - 01202 822936
Publicity : Angela Daymond 01202 822549

Committee:

Margaret Humphries, Marie Shadbolt

E-mail:

 janetta.lakin@toucansurf.com

     

Verwood Organ and Keyboard Society -  Concerts for 2016

Nov.

2016

 

 

Wed. 30th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
Richard Monks
www.richardmonks.co.uk

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)
- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Dec.

2016

 

 

Wed. 7th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
DirkJan Ranzijn
www.dirkjanranzijn.nl

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740
       

 

 

Verwood Organ and Keyboard Society -  Concerts for 2017

Jan.

2017

 

 

Wed. 11th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
Janet Dowsett
www.themusicpeople.co.uk
playing a

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Feb.

2017

 

 

Wed. 22nd 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
Chris Powell
www.chrispowell.org

22nd Anniversary Concert

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Mar.

2017

 

 

Wed. 29th 19:30.

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
Brett Wales
 www.brettwales.com

playing a Wersi Louvre

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Apr.

2017

 

 

Wed. 26th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
Claudia Hirschfeld
playing a Wersi Louvre

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

May.

2017

 

 

Wed. 31st 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Societyy
present
Andrew Nix
www.topnoteevents.co.uk
playing a Roland Atelier

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Jun.

2017

 

 

Wed. 28th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
John Mann & Sarah Bryant
www.johnmann.eu
playing a Wersi Louvre

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Jul.

2017

 

 

Wed. 26th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
Andrew Varley
www.andrewvarley.co.uk
playing a Tyros 5 TRX

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Aug.

2017

 

 

Wed. 30th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
Chiho Sunamoto & Jon Smith
playing a Yamaha, Tyros and Piano

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Sep.

2017

 

 

Wed. 27th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
Tony Stace
playing a Yahama HX1

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Oct.

2017

 

 

Wed. 25th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present after AGM at 19:00
Michael Wooldridge
www.michaelwooldridge.co.uk
playing a Roland Atelier

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Nov.

2017

 

 

Wed. 29th 19:30.

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
Elizabeth Harrison
www.finetuneevents.co.uk
playing a Roland Atelier

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740

Dec.

2017

 

 

Wed. 13th 19:30

Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society
present
DirkJan Ranzijn
www.dirkjanranzijn.nl

playing a Bohm

Verwood HUB
- Guest tickets: £10 (Mem £8)

- VO&KB tickets 01202 824490
  VO&KB Membership £4/annum 
  VO&KB Mem - 01202 813088 
- HUB Contact - 01202 828740
 


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