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".
We hold monthly concerts given by some of the top organists from this country and abroad. They are held on the third Tuesday of the month in St Peters Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa. Lincs LN10 6ST
We actively encourage members of the public to come along to our concerts, to join in with what we know is a friendly relaxing atmosphere, where we hope they will all enjoy the music. St Peters Hall can seat up to 140 people and we currently have audience figures varying between 70 and 100 at each concert. We have a membership of over 80 people.
We have the use of a fully equipped kitchen to allow us to provide a wide range of refreshments at our concerts.
Our stage has a remotely controlled colour lighting system. Closed Circuit Colour Television cameras allow the audience to see close up views of both the keyboard and pedal board via a large screen projection system.
Comfortable seating completes the experience of a relaxing and enjoyable evening while listening to some of the top artistes available.
Our January Concert
John Cooper opened the new 2019 season at Woodhall Spa. John plays the Yamaha Stagea and gets the very best from the instrument. His entire performance is live with no multi tracking in sight. His performance is further enhanced by Video clips provided by his Dad, which accompany many of the items. He used both our video screen and their own to show the keyboard and pedal board on one screen and the video clip on the other. When there was no video clip, one screen showed the keyboards and the other displayed the pedalboard.
John played a wide variety of musical styles during the evening. We had medleys of Walt Disney music, John Lennon's "Imagine", music from "Les Miserables", "Tico Tico", Ragtime, a beautiful rendering of "The Rose" in the style of Andre Rieu, a fantastic performance of music from "Pirates of the Caribean" and "1492" . The highlight for many of us was "Heykens Serenade", demonstrating achieving the triple tonguing technique used by Trumpeters performed on the organ. This was Jon's first visit to Woodhall Spa and our audience were totally enthralled by his performance and look forward to welcoming him back for a return visit..
Next month's concert will be given by Kevin Grunill. Last year Kevin had to cancel his visit to Woodhall Spa due to surgery on his back. He is now fully recovered and we look forward to welcoming him back. The concert takes place on Tuesday evening 19th February, at St Peter's Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6ST, starting at 7.30 pm. Admission for visitors is £7.00. Further information is available from the Chairman Philip Groves on 01526 353225 or visit our website www.woodhallspa-organ.co.uk.
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|February 19th||Kevin Grunill B.A. (Hons)|
|March 19th||Ian Griffin|
|April 16th||Andrew Varley|
|May 21st||DirkJan Ranzijn (more details)|
|June 18th||David Thomas|
|July 16th||Pete Shaw (more details)|
|August 18th||Nicholas Martin B.E.M. (more details)|
|August 20th||Chris Stanbury|
|September 17th||Matthew Bason|
|October 15th||Elizabeth Harrison (more details)|
Also Tea Dance at Coronation Hall in afternoon
|November 19th||Michael Wooldridge|
|December 17th||Tony Stace (more details)|