IMPORTANT COVID-19 NEWS
District secretary, Gordon Whitehouse (01564 794778) recognised that many of our audience may be feeling out of touch with our decisions about future events at Fentham Hall and would therefore invite any of you to call if, at any time, you would like to know the current plans.
We are the custodians of the Compton organ (numbered A320) which was originally installed in the Tower Cinema, West Bromwich. The organ was sold in 1965 to a private buyer who installed it in his home, but he unfortunately died suddenly. His widow sold the organ to the COS in 1967 and it was re-installed at Marston Green Hospital and regular concerts were held.
These concerts continued until 1985 when it was decided the space was needed for a health centre, so the organ had to go.
In 1989 an agreement was signed with the Governors of St Martin's School, Solihull and in 1992 and the Compton was removed from the hospital and installed in the school.
Once again, space being an expensive commodity and the school governors reluctantly announced that they could no longer accommodate the organ and so in 2002 it had to be removed. The search for a venue with long-term commitment ended with the signing of an agreement in January 2002 with the George Fentham Trust.
The organ is now installed in Fentham Hall, which provides ideal acoustics and comfortable accommodation for both the organ and the audiences. It is set in the relaxed and delightful surroundings of Hampton-in-Arden, only a few miles from Solihull and also has easy access and ample parking. The hall is now actively used for a wide variety of functions and is foremost in the social and leisure activities of the local community.
All our concerts for 2021 and 2022 start at 14:30
Admission: £9 members / £10 non-members
|September 5th||Cameron Lloyd|
|October 3rd||David Ivory|
|November 7th||Byron Jones B.E.M|
|December 5th||Nicholas Martin B.E.M.|
|February 6th||Andrew Nix|
|March 6th||Andrew Gilbert|
|April 3rd||Len Rawle|
|May 1st||Chris Powell (more details)|
|June 5th||Michael Carter|
|July 3rd||Alec Walters|
|August 7th||David Lobban|
|September 4th||Simon Gledhill|
|October 2nd||Dorian Collins|
|November 6th||Damon Willetts (more details)|
with Cameron Lloyd
|November 6th||Cameron Lloyd (more details)|
with Damon Willetts
|December 4th||Matthew Bason|