The Fentham Hall Compton Organ

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Cinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District

Telephone Number :  0121 421 4420

Email address :  damon.willetts@cinema-organs.org.uk

Website :  www.cinema-organs.org.uk/districts/midlands%20pages/mw-dw.html

Contact name :  Damon Willetts

Venue address : Fentham Hall, Marsh Lane, Hampton in Arden, B92 0AH

About Cinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District

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 2017 start at 14:30

From 2018 all concerts will start at 2pm with doors opening 30 minutes prior

 

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2018 Concert Programme

Cinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District's Concert Diary

2018
February 4thCameron Lloyd (more details)

Midlands Trio

February 4thDamon Willetts (more details)

Midlands Trio

February 4thMichael Carter (more details)

Midlands Trio

March 4thNigel Ogden
May 6thJoe Marsh
July 1stByron Jones B.E.M
August 5thKevin Morgan
September 2ndLen Rawle
September 14thNicholas Martin B.E.M. (more details)

A COS Convention Concert at Burton Town Hall (7:45pm)

September 14thMichael Carter (more details)

A COS Convention Event - Convention Attendees Only - Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull. (11pm)

September 14thDorian Collins (more details)

A COS Convention Event - At Burton on Trent Town Hall - Convention attendees only - (6pm)

September 15thRichard Hills (more details)

A COS Convention Concert - Convention attendees only

September 15thCameron Lloyd (more details)

A COS Convention Event - Convention Attendees Only - Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull. (10pm)

September 15thTony Stace (more details)

Duet Show with Andrew Nix for COS Convention (7:30pm)

September 15thAndrew Nix (more details)

Duet Show with Tony Stace for COS Convention (7:30pm)

September 16thKeith Evans (more details)

A COS Convention Concert (10am)

September 16thDavid Gray (more details)

A COS Convention Event - At Shrewsbury Buttermarket with The Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust - (2:30pm)

September 16thMichael Sullivan (more details)

A COS Convention Event - Convention Attendees Only - Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull. (10:30pm). Mike is also providing entertainment during our Gala Dinner.

September 16thDavid Shepherd (more details)

A COS Convention Concert (10am)

September 16thJonathan Eyre (more details)

A COS Convention Concert (10am)

September 17thAdam Evans (more details)

A COS Convention Event - At Neuadd Pendre in Tywyn, Wales with The Tywyn Wurlitzer - (1:15pm)

September 17thDavid Lowe (more details)

A COS Convention Event - At Neuadd Pendre in Tywyn, Wales with The Tywyn Wurlitzer - (1:15pm)

October 7thStephen Austin
November 4thKevin Grunill B.A. (Hons)
December 2ndNicholas Martin B.E.M.