& DISTRICT Organ Society

Concerts are held on third Tuesday of the month

At St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa starting at 7.30 p.m.

“Music for Woodhall”

President Nicholas Martin B.E.M.

 

 

OUR JANUARY CONCERT WITH JOHN COOPER

 

 

John Cooper playing at Woodhall Spa

John Cooper opened the 2019 season at Woodhall Spa.  John plays the Yamaha Stagea and gets the very best from the instrument.  His entire performance is live with no multi tracking in sight.  His performance is further enhanced by Video clips provided by his Dad, which accompany many of the items.  He used both our video screen and their own to show the keyboard and pedal board on one screen and the video clip on the other.  When there was no video clip, one screen showed the keyboards and the other displayed the pedal board.

 

John played a wide variety of musical styles during the evening.  We had medleys of Walt Disney music, John Lennon's "Imagine", music from "Les Miserables", "Tico Tico", Ragtime, a beautiful rendering of "The Rose" in the style of Andre Rieu, a fantastic performance of music from "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "1492" . The highlight for many of us was "Heykens Serenade", demonstrating achieving the triple tonguing technique used by Trumpeters performed on the organ. This was Jon's first visit to Woodhall Spa and our audience were totally enthralled by his performance and look forward to welcoming him back for a return visit..

 

Our February concert will be given by Kevin Grunill.  Last year Kevin had to cancel his visit to Woodhall Spa due to surgery on his back. He is now fully recovered and we look forward to welcoming him back.  The concert takes place on Tuesday evening 19th February, 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.