& 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”





This month we are delighted to welcome once again Janet Dowsett to play for us. Janet has travelled extensively in the UK and abroad as a performer on electronic and theatre pipe organs.  She combines a career as a performer with that of teacher, on both organ and keyboards, and is a Senior Examiner for the London College of Music. She holds both the FLCM and LLCM diplomas.


Janet worked for the Yamaha organisation for 11 years as a demonstrator, presenting concerts, demonstrations and master classes on registration, technique and so on related to the electronic organ, and later as the Promotions Manager organising Festivals, events, and promoting the network of Yamaha Music Schools.


Freelance since 1992, Janet follows a very hectic timetable and is in great demand all over the country at Organ Societies and Festivals.   She has also demonstrated keyboards live on QVC television. During the months of March/April/June/July and November/December Janet's concert availability is very limited due to her high level of commitment to the ABRSM. These months see Janet working almost non-stop in the UK and abroad examining music candidates of all levels and ages, on all musical instruments.


Janet’s instrument is the Yamaha EL900 which she carries wherever she goes. She is also in great demand to play theatre organ concerts.


Janet's easy personality is always a hit with concert goers - she's guaranteed to make the audience smile! Her programme is always suited to the age group of her audience (and the volume of her performance is never too much!) She also makes sure her concert programme evolves over a period of a few months, so there will always be something new to hear.


Her current programme includes such things as: Selections from Mary Poppins, Don Black, Big Band hits such as Hot Toddy, ballads such as Burt Bacharach's Alfie, Marches such as 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' and '633 Squadron', theatre organ pieces such as Polly, film themes such as The Magnificent Seven and the Great Escape, songs from shows such as 'Oliver', and Gilbert & Sullivan operettas and so on.


The Society always gives a warm welcome to visitors, so if you have not attended one of our concerts before, do please give us a try.  Admission for visitors is only £7.00.  The concert takes place on Tuesday 17th October and starts at 7.30 pm in St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6ST. Further information is available from the chairman, Philip Groves, on 01526 353225.