At St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa starting at 7.30 p.m.
“Music for Woodhall”
President Nicholas Martin B.E.M.
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
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