& 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.

 

TONY STACE

 

OUR ARTIST FOR DECEMBER

Our Christmas concert, on Tuesday, 19th December, will be given by Tony Stace.

Tony is one of the most popular artists on the circuit and you can be assured he will provide a brilliant  start to the festive season. He still plays his trusty Yamaha HX1 and always provides a very entertaining and enjoyable evening of music to suit all tastes, introduced in his own humorous and inimitable way.  He is equally at home playing soft, delicate melodies or the big band swing numbers he is so well known for.

 

Tony started playing at the age of 9 on his father’s Hammond T500 and as he showed such an aptitude he started having formal tuition.  As his playing skills improved he began entering competitions.  His first was a Yamaha Local Region Competition held at Teville Organs at Worthing.  Tony arrived and saw that one of the judges was Steve Lowdell. He played a 'Phantom of the Opera' selection and won!

After winning the local event, he was asked to compete in the National competition, which was held at The Library Theatre Solihull. He played the Yamaha HS8 and won £125 which, at the age of 14 was like winning the Lottery! Tony then entered the Wersi competition, winning the local event.  A week after winning he got a call from Aura Sounds, Purley, to ask if he would compete in the Wersi European finals to be held at Frankfurt - all expenses paid for Tony and his Dad.  They went over and won a Wersi Prisma Organ. When they got home his Dad built it and that's the setup Tony used, with a Technics KN800, for the next three years.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TONY STACE