At St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa starting at 7.30 p.m.
“Music for Woodhall”
OUR ARTIST FOR NOVEMBER
Our artist this month is Chris Stanbury. Chris is one of the UK's most versatile
and busiest young keyboard musicians on the professional circuit today. Whether he's
playing the very latest electronic instrument, jazz or classical piano or indeed
a mighty theatre or classical pipe organ, Chris approaches everything with a high
level of skill and musicianship. Whether it be a concert, social dance, theatre show
or wedding party, Chris provides an imaginative and exciting programme which is guaranteed
to entertain and enthral.
Though classically trained on organ and piano, he is equally at home when playing
jazz and pop music. He holds various prestigious musical qualifications from the
London College of Music including Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees.
Studying at music college opened many doors to the music industry and Chris's dedicated
and easy-going manner has enamoured him to audiences and music professionals alike.
Notable events in the last couple of years have ranged from playing the organ at
the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, giving the world premiere of a jazz organ piece
at the Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, playing piano for several high profile
corporate functions and various tours of the Far East, both as a solo performer and
session musician. Chris has also performed on national TV and BBC Radio 2.
Somehow, Chris combines his successful performing career with that of a music examiner
for the London College of Music and a committed and passionate teacher. Chris' examining
work takes him all over the world and he has most recently returned from Malaysia,
having given presentations and workshops to teachers and students on how to succeed
in the latest LCM Piano and Keyboard exams. "I love teaching and helping my students
achieve" says Chris, "Seeing a student's progression, no matter what their age or
ability, is very rewarding". Indeed, Chris' talent for explaining and presenting
hasn't gone unnoticed, as he also works in the musical instrument industry as a piano
and keyboard product specialist and demonstrator.
Chris is at home on any type of organ or keyboard, keeping a rather extensive collection
of new and vintage instruments in his home studio. His current choice of concert
instrument is the new Yamaha ELS-02X Stagea Organ, which enables him to create a
refreshing and enjoyable concert programme packed with variety, including big band
music, songs from the shows, tributes to the 60s and 70s and classical masterpieces.
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.