Doors: 12:00 am

Famous Organists in a Concert First 

The Cinema Organ Society is proud to present two of the foremost exponents of the ‘King of Instruments’ in contrasting concerts, on the mighty Troxy Wurlitzer pipe organ.

We are delighted to welcome British virtuoso Thomas Trotter who is the Birmingham City Organist, as well as organist at St. Margaret’s Church and Westminster Abbey.  Thomas will bring a unique classical and orchestral perspective to the Wurlitzer during the afternoon concert.

In the evening we welcome back Simon Gledhill following his acclaimed concert finale to the 2017 RCO/COS Organ Forum.  Simon is one of the star artists of the theatre organ world. In great demand for concerts in the UK and the USA, he is also regularly invited to perform in Europe and Australia.  An evening of popular and light music is assured.

For those attending the concerts we are pleased to extend an invitation to attend two in-between concert presentations.

David Shepherd will be looking at the similarities and differences between theatre organs and ‘straight’ organs

Chris Borg will be looking at the life and music of Quentin Maclean, who made the Troxy Wurlitzer famous.

Starting at 4.45pm these talks are free of charge.  To secure a place at the interval presentations please email <[email protected]> indicating the number placed required. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first request basis.

 

2:00pm  – 4:30pm Thomas Trotter at the Wurlitzer

4:45pm Presentations by David Shepherd and Chris Borg

5:45pm Interval

7:00pm – 9:30pm Simon Gledhill at the Wurlitzer