& 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”

 

CHRIS STANBURY

 

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.

 

CHRIS STANBURY