At St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa starting at 7.30 p.m.
“Music for Woodhall”
OUR ARTIST FOR OCTOBER
This month we are delighted to welcome once again Janet Dowsett to play for us. Janet
has travelled extensively in the UK and abroad as a performer on electronic and theatre
pipe organs. She combines a career as a performer with that of teacher, on both
organ and keyboards, and is a Senior Examiner for the London College of Music. She
holds both the FLCM and LLCM diplomas.
Janet worked for the Yamaha organisation for 11 years as a demonstrator, presenting
concerts, demonstrations and master classes on registration, technique and so on
related to the electronic organ, and later as the Promotions Manager organising Festivals,
events, and promoting the network of Yamaha Music Schools.
Freelance since 1992, Janet follows a very hectic timetable and is in great demand
all over the country at Organ Societies and Festivals. She has also demonstrated
keyboards live on QVC television. During the months of March/April/June/July and
November/December Janet's concert availability is very limited due to her high level
of commitment to the ABRSM. These months see Janet working almost non-stop in the
UK and abroad examining music candidates of all levels and ages, on all musical instruments.
Janet’s instrument is the Yamaha EL900 which she carries wherever she goes. She is
also in great demand to play theatre organ concerts.
Janet's easy personality is always a hit with concert goers - she's guaranteed to
make the audience smile! Her programme is always suited to the age group of her audience
(and the volume of her performance is never too much!) She also makes sure her concert
programme evolves over a period of a few months, so there will always be something
new to hear.
Her current programme includes such things as: Selections from Mary Poppins, Don
Black, Big Band hits such as Hot Toddy, ballads such as Burt Bacharach's Alfie, Marches
such as 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' and '633 Squadron', theatre
organ pieces such as Polly, film themes such as The Magnificent Seven and the Great
Escape, songs from shows such as 'Oliver', and Gilbert & Sullivan operettas and so
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.