It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Buckland in December 2018. Jim was the creator of the Worthing Wurlitzer and was dedicated to maintaining this wonderful instrument to perfection for almost forty years. Please see http://worthing-wurlitzer.org/jim-buckland-in-memory
In 2019, Sunday afternoon concerts are scheduled as below. The Wurlitzer also features at the beer festival in October, played in style by Michael Wooldridge. Other events, featuring the Wurlitzer, for example a silent movie, or a concert with the Worthing orchestras, may be planned later in the year. Please watch this space!
All concerts are on Sundays at 2:30pm and this year, are as follows:
Sunday April 14th - Kevin Morgan
Sunday May 19th - Michael Wooldridge
Sunday September 15th -David Gray
Sunday October 27th - Robert Wolfe
Sunday November 17th - Howard Beaumont
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October - Worthing Beer Festival featuring the Worthing Wurlitzer with Michael Wooldridge
For further information please see www.worthing-wurlitzer.org
For those of you who are new to cinema and theatre organs, Wurlitzer pipe organs are historic musical instruments that were orginally designed to provide accompaniment to silent films in cimemas. After the 'talkies' were invented, the instruments were used to provide music before and after film shows and during the interval. Many cinema buildings were demolished in the latter half of the 20th Century but a number of the organs were saved and reinstalled in other buildings. The Wurlitzer installed in the Assembly Hall at Worthing is just such an example and the excellent acoustics of the hall make the best of this organ's rich sounds.
Sunday afternoon concerts
Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Box Office 01903 206206.
Doors open at 1:45pm. Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits are available both before the concert and during the interval. Ice creams are on sale during the interval.
CDs, new and second hand are available to purchase during the interval, as are second hand vinyl records.
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|February 18th||Michael Wooldridge|
|March 25th||Phil Kelsall (more details)|
From the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
|April 22nd||Stephen Austin|
|September 16th||Simon Gledhill|
|October 26th||Michael Wooldridge (more details)|
Michael features the Wurlitzer during the evening session at the annual Worthing Beer and Cider Festival, http://www.worthingbeerfest.co.uk/
|October 28th||Robert Wolfe (more details)|
From the Thursford Collection, Norfolk
|November 9th||Michael Wooldridge (more details)|
7.00pm, Silent Film Night in association with the West Sussex Organists Association
|November 18th||David Shepherd|
|February 17th||Richard Hills|
|March 17th||Phil Kelsall (more details)|
From the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool
|April 14th||Kevin Morgan|
|May 19th||Michael Wooldridge|
|September 15th||David Gray|
|October 27th||Robert Wolfe (more details)|
From the Thursford Collection
|November 17th||Howard Beaumont|
|April 19th||Michael Wooldridge|