The stage at Coronation Hall

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Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society

Telephone Number :  01526 353 225

Email address :  info@woodhallspa-organ.co.uk

Website :  www.woodhallspa-organ.co.uk

Contact name :  Phil Groves

Venue address : Coronation Hall, Spa Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6PZ

About Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society

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 JULY CONCERT WITH CHRIS STANBURY.

July 5th saw a good sized audience gathered to hear our concert featuring Chris Stanbury. As always Chris gave us a superb evening of music covering a really wide range of genres.

He started the evening with the theme tune to the long running Radio show "Top of the Pops", which brought back many memories for lots of people. Moving to light classical he played "The Thunder and Lightning" Polka by Strauss and then we were off to "The Sound of Music" medley. He played a very memory evoking section devoted to really old radio themes which included "Nellie the Elephant", the "Coronation Scott" (Paul Temple), "The Devil's Gallop" (Dick Barton) and many many more. We were then treated to a medley of music associated with Max Bygraves which included "Pink Toothbrush", "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" and "You Need Hands". Some Latin American in the form of "Tico, Tico" followed and the first half concluded with a medley of 1950's music.

The second half was equally varied with some Rock and Roll, romantic rumbas, Dusty Springfield, and a great rendering of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". He took advantage of the camera trained on his feet to play Ted Heath's version of "Hot Toddy" which included some very impressive foot pedal work. It was a really great evening of music which was hugely appreciated by the audience.

Next month we welcome back the highly talented musician Phil Brown who can't fail to guarantee us a great evening of lovely music and entertainment. The concert takes place on Friday August 2nd. starting at 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you all to Coronation Hall, Woodhall Spa.

Further information is available from our Chairman Philip Groves on 01526 353225 or visit www.woodhallspa-organ.co.uk.

Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society's Photo Gallery

Nicholas Martin at the first Coronation Hall Concert Tony Stace in June 2023 Elizabeth Harrison at Coronation Hall Lewis Scott plays our October concert Kevin Grunill at Woodhall Spa Interval time at Coronation Hall The audience gather fo Elizabeth Harrison Brett Wales at Coronation Hall Chris Stanbury at Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society's Concert Diary

2024
August 2ndPhil Brown CT FVCM HonVCM MCP MCDST
September 6thJohn Bowdler
October 4thIan Griffin
November 1stBrett Wales
December 6thTony Stace
2025
February 7thMichael (Mike) Sullivan
May 2ndAndrew Nix
August 1stChris Powell