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Mortier Organ in Cabaret in Roubaix, France
By Philippe Crasse

Our workshop is proud to announce to you the forthcoming opening of
the cabaret "Aux Orgues de Roubaix", featuring a dazzling show and
the typical cuisine of northern France.  How else to describe this
new cabaret:

The review overtakes anything previously attempted.  In inimitable
style, the show adds a new dimension with the huge original Mortier
dance hall organ.  For that instrument, we realised a lot of new
arrangements, such as Blue Danube Waltz, Kaiser Waltz, Nutcracker
suite, Danse Macabre, Hora Staccato, Funeral March of a Marionette,
Charles Trenet Suite, and so on...

Turn-of-the-century singers, such as Yvette Guilbert, Mayol, Paulus
and later Josephine Baker, play for your entertainment.  Next, you sing
along with a master of choir and a street organ, you dance with a
master of ballet with the sound of a Limonaire.  You are in the show.
You are the show.

Music, lyrics and dancers sweep you up into a whirlwind, the sets
change before your eyes.  A magical show not to be missed.

Special Event on Saturday, the 23rd of September, 2000.
Reservation and Questions :

  Aux Orgues de Roubaix
  4 rue Marechal Foch
  Grand'Place de l'Hotel de Ville
  59100 Roubaix
  tel.: +33 (0) 320 730 274 (ask for Peggy)
  fax:  +33 (0) 320 730 226

Our workshop made the restoration of the 45-key Limonaire
Jazzbandophone, and the 92-key Mortier.  You can see the photos
during the work at

Philippe Crasse

 [ The cabaret's web page says "Tea Dance 3 PM to 7 PM" and "Dinner
 [ Spectacle beginning 8:30 PM by a costumed troupe of 1900 and the
 [ organs, Ballet French Cancan, songs and dances with masters of
 [ ballet and choir, gastronomy typical of the North."  I believe
 [ Roubaix is nearby Lille, France.  -- Robbie

(Message sent Tue 19 Sep 2000, 11:23:00 GMT, from time zone GMT+0200.)

Key Words in Subject:  Cabaret, France, Mortier, Organ, Roubaix

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