Tony Stace at
Launceston Electronic Orga...
Bob Ware, Jean Martyn's partner has written to tell us all about what has happened since Jean appeared on Britain's Got Talent.
Since the TV show Jeans feet have hardly touched the floor. Her success on reaching the finals of Britains Got Talent out of 60,000 entrants was a marvellous achievement. She is now recognised worldwide for her accomplishment in bringing the organ back to the notice of the younger generations. Her choice of music was perfect for the competition and to impress the judges in the allotted time of one and half minutes was quite an achievement. Making it to the finals of BGT resulted in a 14 day tour, 12 concerts two rest days, and appearances at major arenas throughout the UK (O2 arena, Wembley Arena, etc).
She performed during the tour with the nine other finalists to attendances between 3,500 and 7,000 at each venue. The popular response to her playing was often deafening and included a number of standing ovations.
Since the tour ended, she has appeared on stage at the invitation of Amanda Holden, playing to the cast of Shrek, and attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace which was a reward not only for her success in the competition but also for the many thousands of pounds she has raised for many charities over the years including Help for Heroes.
She has appeared on This Morning programme with Philip Schofield, and is going to be on again on August 18th.
She has had another invitation to play at St James Palace, again to be introduced to HRH Princess Anne, and recently did an interview on radio 2 for the Organist entertains, with Nigel Ogden.
Jean is certainly continuing to promote the organ world, both on Electronic, theatre and classical organs, and at the same time informing members of the public of the existence of Organ Clubs
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