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 March Concert
A good sized audience welcomed Ian Griffin back after an absence of several years. They were not disappointed as Ian gave us a superb evening of music.
The first half consisted of a varied range of styles from ballads to music from the shows. His second half consists of a continuous medley of music requested by the audience. In our case there were 32 tunes lasting for about 55 minutes and all played with an ever changing set of registrations and rhythms. It really was very impressive and highly entertaining. He concluded the evening with a truly rousing performance of “Bread of Heaven” made all the more poignant given the tremendous success of Wales in the Six Nations tournament the previous Saturday.
Ian was very complimentary about the dressing of the stage, the lighting and the cameras and screen. In a great touch of humour he commented that he was greatly impressed by his welcome, which he said extended to the sheep sitting on his chair in the dressing room, which he then promptly produced from the wings!
Our April concert will be given by Andrew Varley and takes place on Tuesday evening 16th April 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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|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)|