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 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
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.