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 are held on the first Friday of the month.
Coronation Hall 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 layout small tables and chairs, cabaret style, for the audience and refreshments are brought to the tables during the interval. The stage is fitted with an LED lighting system, complete with control desk, which greatly reduces the rigging time and the organists have a pleasant dressing area behind the stage.
OUR NOVEMBER CONCERT WITH ELIZABETH HARRISON
Coronation Hall was packed to see Elizabeth Harrison on Friday November 3rd. Despite a very slow and tiring journey to Woodhall Spa Elizabeth played a fantastic concert, to the delight of her audience. She began her concert with a lively medley of Theatre Organ tunes. After several more easy listening medleys she played the "Under the Double Eagle" March which sounded brilliant on her Yamaha Stagea instrument. She then featured the beautiful string sounds of this instrument with "Loch Lomond". We then had a great medley of Tango tunes and the first half culminated in "The Luftwaffe March". The second half got off to "You've Got Your Troubles" ,"Forgotten Dreams", "Sailing By", "Last of the Summer Wine" and many more. Another March was featured, this time "Sons of the Brave". It was a great evening and left us all wanting more.
Our next concert is our Christmas concert. There will be frree refreshments and mince pies at the interval and a special raffle. Our artist is Chris Powell. We look forward to seeing you all there!.
Further information is available from our Chairman Philip Groves on 01526 353225 or visit www.woodhallspa-organ.co.uk.
|December 1st||Chris Powell|
|January 5th||Michael Wooldridge|
|February 2nd||Matthew Bason|
|March 1st||Ian Griffin|
|April 5th||David Thomas|
|May 3rd||Andrew Nix|
|June 7th||Mark Thompson|
|July 5th||Chris Stanbury|
|August 2nd||Phil Brown CT FVCM HonVCM MCP MCDST|
|September 6th||John Bowdler|
|October 4th||Nicholas Martin B.E.M.|
|November 1st||Brett Wales|
|December 6th||Tony Stace|