The stage at Coronatkion Hall

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Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society

Telephone Number :  01526 353225

Email address :  info@woodhallspa-organ.co.uk

Website :  www.woodhallspa-organ.co.uk

Contact name :  Phil Groves

Venue address : Coronation Hall, Spa Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6PZ

About Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society

The Woodhall Spa & District Organ Society has been in existence for over 25 years, to promote and encourage interest in electronic and theatre organs, both from the playing and listening viewpoint, and generally promote the Woodhall Spa & District Organ Society for the benefit of its members and guests. To widen our appeal we now promote our concerts under the name of "MUSIC FOR WOODHALL".

The “Music for Woodhall” concerts, hosted by the Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society have moved to Coronation Hall, Spa Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6PZ and will be held on the first Friday of the month.

We had not planned for this move, but events conspired to cause us to find an alternative venue and Coronation Hall was available on the first Friday of each month. We appreciate that this will mean concerts will take place on a different night of the month, but we feel that after such a long period of absence, when all our routines have been disrupted, the change will be easier for us all to accommodate.

Coronation Hall will offer us many advantages.  From the audience point of view there is a decent sized car park available, which is floodlit at night and is also covered by CCTV with 24 hour recording.  Access to the hall is on the level with no steps to negotiate. The hall is warm and comfortable. It is equipped with a nice Kitchen with a serving counter adjacent to a lounge area with comfortable seating. We will have the option to layout small tables and chairs, cabaret style, for the audience if we wish, or in rows as we do now.  The stage is fitted with an LED lighting system, complete with control desk, which will greatly reduce the rigging time and the organist will have a pleasant dressing area behind the stage.

OUR GRAND RE-OPENING CONCERT

On Friday Sept 3rd. the Woodhall Spa & District Organ Society presented its first "Music for Woodhall" concert for 18 months at the new venue of Coronation Hall. An audience of some 66 people assembled to hear our President Nicholas Martin B.E.M. play this special concert. The atmosphere was electric as Nick gave us a real evening to remember of beautiful music of all styles. He opened with a swinging "In the Mood" medley, followed by "Once Upon a Time in the West", which was accompanied by suitable film clips from the film. Then there were Theatre Organ medleys, the "Second Waltz" by Shostakovitch, a Latin American medley, "The Conquest of Paradise" by Vangelis and so much more. The first half concluded with a breath taking arrangement of "The Warsaw Concerto".  The superb music continued in the second half with "The Blue Danube" waltz, a TV Themes medley, some more Blackpool Theatre Organ tunes and the concert conluded with a finger twisting medley of "The Sabre Dance", the intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana", then the Czardas", "The Holy City" and Nick's own arrangement of "Tiger Rag" with more than a touch of Vidor!

The audience loved it and we couldn't have had a better opening of our new concert season. Live music is definitely back and alive in Woodhall Spa!

ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 1ST PETE SHAW IS PLAYING AT WOODHALL SPA

Further information is available from our Chairman Philip Groves on 01526 353225 or visit www.woodhallspa-organ.co.uk.

Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society's Photo Gallery

Nicholas Martin at the first Coronation Hall Concert Stage set up with large TV screen Chris Jones playing at Woodhall Spa DirkJan Ranzijn at Woodhall Spa Tony Stace playing our Christmas Concert Howard Beaumont at Woodhall Spa Ian Griffin March 2019 concert David Thomas at Woodhall Spa June 2019 Andrew Nix plays the April 2018concert Brett Wales plays for the October concert John Cooper Jan 2019 Interval time at Coronation Hall

Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society's Concert Diary

2021
September 3rdNicholas Martin B.E.M.
October 1stPete Shaw (more details)

MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

November 5thPhil Brown CT FVCM HonVCM MCP MCDST (more details)

MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

December 3rdElizabeth Harrison (more details)

MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

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