& 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.

 

MARK THOMPSON

 

OUR ARTIST FOR JUNE

Our next concert will be held on Tuesday June 19th at St. Peter’s Hall and features the young and highly talented musician Mark Thompson.

 

Mark has been playing the Electronic organ from the age of seven. After gaining interest he joined the Technics Academy at the age of nine, where he worked his way through grades and entered local competitions, reaching area finals in 1999. Mark was later taught by Chiho Sunamato at the Yamaha School of Music. He began playing concerts at the age of fifteen, and now travels up and down the UK, and abroad, playing the Yamaha EL900 for organ societies, festivals and private functions. In 2002 Mark played in, and won, the ‘Young Theatre Organist of the Year’ competition and has performed on many of the country's top theatre organs since, including the Mighty Wurlitzer at Blackpool.

 

In addition to his work on the organ circuit Mark plays in 60s and 70s band, ‘Wallstreet’, on the keyboards, providing backing vocals, works as musical director or rehearsal pianist for many North East musical theatre societies and in the orchestra for their shows, and works as vocal coach, accompanist or Musical Director for many North East stage schools, and for musical theatre colleges in both Blackpool and Leeds. Mark also plays cocktail piano at hotels and restaurants across the North East, and for many weddings throughout the year. He often plays with jazz band 'The Fab Dakers Boys' at Newcastle United's football ground, 'St. James' Park', on match days, and also regularly features in the band for 'The Ratpack Vegas Spectacular' show at theatres around the country. He  has the honour of having played for the Her Majesty the Queen,  when she opened Newcastle’s new library.

 

A distant memory now, but back in 2007 Mark completed a Mathematics degree at Durham University, which one day he may even use!  

 

We can promise you a wonderful evening of musical entertainment with Mark, so why not come along and support live music in Woodhall Spa.  We always give a very warm welcome to our visitors - you will not be disappointed.  Admission for visitors is only £7.00.    The concert will take place on Tuesday 19th June, 2018 and starts at 7.30 pm in St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6ST. Further information is available from Philip Groves, on 01526 353225

 

 

 

 

Mark Thompson