August 2007 was the fortieth anniversary of the formation of Ipswich Light Organ Music Society (ILOMS). We acquired our Christie Theatre Pipe Organ in 1967 from the Century Cinema (later Essoldo) Clacton In July 1936. After a final concert there, the Christie was placed in storage until an agreement was reached with the United Reformed Church at Castle Hill, Ipswich. The organ was opened in November 1971 by Len Rawle, John Mann and veteran organist Sydney Gustard. Since then the Society has prospered, holding regular Sunday afternoon concerts from October to April. To celebrate the 40th Birthday of ILOMS and the 70th of the Christie, a double CD has been released, one of Len Rawle playing at Castle Hill and the other taken from live concert recordings of Len playing the Wurlitzer Organ, which was in the ABC Ritz Cinema in the Buttermarket, Ipswich.The cost is £10.00 plus £2.50 p&p.
Annual Membership of the Society is £4.00 per person.
Concerts start at 2.30pm.
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|May 20th||David Last|