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2015 Theatre Organ Highlights20160107

A look back at some organ world highlights from 2015 including performances from the Troxy Cinema in Stepney featuring Richard Hills and Robert Wolfe and a 4 organ spectacular from Chester Cathedral.

A Summer Place20160816

A Summer Place20160816

Popular classics performed on church and cathedral organs from locations around the world ranging from Lichfield Cathedral all the way to Dunedin Town Hall in New Zealand. The featured organists include David Briggs, Thomas Trotter, Philip Scriven, Ben Saunders and Kemp English who perform a varied programme that includes Leroy Anderson's The Typewriter, Max Steiner's Theme From A Summer Place and Dick Hyman's Cocktails and Pedals.

A Summer Place20160816

Popular classics performed on church and cathedral organs from locations around the world ranging from Lichfield Cathedral all the way to Dunedin Town Hall in New Zealand. The featured organists include David Briggs, Thomas Trotter, Philip Scriven, Ben Saunders and Kemp English who perform a varied programme that includes Leroy Anderson's The Typewriter, Max Steiner's Theme From A Summer Place and Dick Hyman's Cocktails and Pedals.

Archangel20160802

Nigel Ogden presents well-known hits interpreted on theatre and cinema organ.

Classic versions of well known hits as interpreted on theatre and cinema organ by Charlie Balogh, Walt Strony, Mark Laflin and Gerald Shaw. These include Nights In White Satin, Billy Joel's Root Beer Rag and the original Walker Brothers recording of Archangel that featured Gerald Shaw at the console of London's famous Leicester Square Odeon accompanying the voice of Scott Walker.

Around The Marble Arch20160607

Around The Marble Arch20160607

Remembering the sound of the Regal, later Odeon Christie organ that was heard in one of London's most famous cinemas at Marble Arch from its installation in 1928 until the building was demolished in 1964. Featuring some of the organ's best known recordings featuring George Blackmore, Reginald Foort, Quentin McLean and Gerald Shaw.

Around The Marble Arch20160607

Remembering the sound of the Regal, later Odeon Christie organ that was heard in one of London's most famous cinemas at Marble Arch from its installation in 1928 until the building was demolished in 1964. Featuring some of the organ's best known recordings featuring George Blackmore, Reginald Foort, Quentin McLean and Gerald Shaw.

Badinage20161108

Badinage20161108

Badinage20161108

Theatre organ sounds from Vic Hammett, Richard Hills, David Shepherd, Kevin Bowyer and Buddy Cole. Including 42nd Street, Parade Of The Sunbeams, Somebody Stole My Gal and Badinage.

Badinage20161108

Theatre organ sounds from Vic Hammett, Richard Hills, David Shepherd, Kevin Bowyer and Buddy Cole. Including 42nd Street, Parade Of The Sunbeams, Somebody Stole My Gal and Badinage.

Badinage20161108

Theatre organ sounds from Vic Hammett, Richard Hills, David Shepherd, Kevin Bowyer and Buddy Cole. Including 42nd Street, Parade Of The Sunbeams, Somebody Stole My Gal and Badinage.

Badinage20161108

Theatre organ sounds from Vic Hammett, Richard Hills, David Shepherd, Kevin Bowyer and Buddy Cole. Including 42nd Street, Parade Of The Sunbeams, Somebody Stole My Gal and Badinage.

Bond Street20160419

Bond Street20160419

Nigel Ogden presents a selection of new releases featuring Ben Saunders and Eddie Ruhier plus a newly discovered collection of 'lost' recordings from electronic organ legend Klaus Wunderlich.

Buddy Cole: Hollywood's Organist20170117

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Buona Sera20160407

Buona Sera20160407

New releases from Eddie Ruhier and Howard Beaumont on contrasting Hammond organs and Ashley Grote at the console of the Hill, Norman and Beard 'king of instruments' in Norwich Cathedral - plus archive sounds from Robinson Cleaver recorded at the Compton of the Regal Cinema in Bexleyheath dating from 1941.

Carols Of The Bells20161220

A festive musical mix including two St Paul's Cathedrals, two of the world's largest theatre organs and two of the UK's most popular artists, Robert Wolfe and Phil Kelsall. Plus a Christmas Fantasy of well-known carols performed by Jonathan Scott at the console of the Marcussen organ in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.

Carousel Waltz20160331

Carousel Waltz20160331

Theatre and electronic organ favourites including April In Portugal, The Carousel Waltz and The Trolley Song from Jerry Allen, Buddy Cole and Gerald Shaw. Plus classical sounds from Simon Lindley at the console of the organ of Leeds Town Hall who performs the finale of Leon Boellman's Suite Gothique.

Classical Kaleidescope20160225

Organ classics from York Minster, Sheffield City Hall and Southampton Guildhall performed by Richard Hills, John Scott-Whiteley and Dr. Francis Jackson. Including Samuel Wesley's Gavotte, the March in D by Thomas Hanforth and archive sounds from Charles-Marie Widor recorded in the 1930's at Saint-Sulpice in Paris performing his own famous Toccata.

Come Follow The Band20161025

Including highlights from the 2016 Young Theatre Organist Of The Year Competition which took place recently at Barnsley's Astoria Centre. Including performances on the Compton Organ from the top 3 prizewinners, 15 year old Lucy Crouch from Rye, 17 year old Dominic Standing from Blackpool and the overall winner, 18 year old Lewis Scott from Hull. Featured titles include Stardust, Cabaret, Night and Day and Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Comedian's Galop20160531

Theatre organ favourites from the United States and this country featuring Trio Con Brio, George Wright and Lyn Larsen in America plus David Shepherd in at the console of the Wurlitzer at its former home, the Rex Cinema in London's East End and the same instrument as played by Mark Latimer in its new home at the Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere.

Compton Sounds20151203

The sounds of Compton organs including the Compton Augmentum that lives in Eccles Congregational Church. Nigel Ogden pays a visit to Eccles both to play as well as find out more about this rarity of the organ world. Plus the sounds of the Comptons resident in Derby Cathedral and Southampton's Guildhall as played by Peter Gould and Richard Hills.

Crown Imperial20160524

Crown Imperial20160524

Crown Imperial20160524

Organs in a variety of grand settings including Hull City Hall, Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral and Trono Church in Sweden featuring Graham Barber, David Poulter and Carlo Curley.

Crown Imperial20160524

Organs in a variety of grand settings including Hull City Hall, Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral and Trono Church in Sweden featuring Graham Barber, David Poulter and Carlo Curley.

Curtain Up20160121

Curtain Up20160121

Theatre organ favourites including Perfidia, The Charleston, Lover and The Wedding Of The Painted Doll performed by Phil Kelsall, Len Rawle and Nicholas Martin.

Curtain Up20160121

Theatre organ favourites including Perfidia, The Charleston, Lover and The Wedding Of The Painted Doll performed by Phil Kelsall, Len Rawle and Nicholas Martin.

Deed I Do20160303

Theatre organ and Hammond favourites including recordings by George Wright, Lyn Larsen, Howard Beaumont and Harry Stoneham. Featured titles include The Jersey Bounce, 'Deed I Do and Slaughter On 10th Avenue.

Dizzy Fingers20160726

Dizzy Fingers20160726

Nigel Ogden presents theatre and electronic organ sounds from Bryan Rodwell.

Dizzy Fingers20160726

Theatre and electronic organ sounds from Bryan Rodwell at the console of the Leeds Odeon Wurlitzer and the Rodgers Olympic Electronic Theatre Organ, Robin Richmond on Hammond with his group Organ Grinders Swing and Robert Wolfe at the Thursford Collection Wurlitzer with a programme of favourites including Splanky, Clog Dance and Dizzy Fingers.

Evening Primrose20160628

Light music classics for organ played by Richard Hills, Gordon Stewart and Simon Gledhill. Including Eric Coates' Knightsbridge March, Joseph Seal's Lady Chatterbox and Billy Mayerl's Evening Primrose.

From This Moment On20160204

From This Moment On20160204

A diverse selection of classical, digital and theatre organs ranging from the subtle sounds produced by the bamboo pipes of the 200 year old instrument in St Joseph's Church in Manila to the power of the Willis Organ in Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, plus a vintage performance of Bach's Toccata in D Minor recorded on the Compton Organ at Broadcasting House in 1933 by George Thalben-Ball.

From This Moment On20160204

A diverse selection of classical, digital and theatre organs ranging from the subtle sounds produced by the bamboo pipes of the 200 year old instrument in St Joseph's Church in Manila to the power of the Willis Organ in Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, plus a vintage performance of Bach's Toccata in D Minor recorded on the Compton Organ at Broadcasting House in 1933 by George Thalben-Ball.

Get Happy20161129

Get Happy20161129

Theatre organ sounds from a diverse list of locations including Wichita, Manchester, Glasgow and Clydebank. Featured titles include Get Happy, Temptation and Flying Down To Rio as played by Michael Wooldridge, Simon Gledhill and Stanley Tudor plus vintage sounds from Henry Croudson at the console of Manchester's Paramount Cinema Wurlitzer in 1936.

Get Happy20161129

Theatre organ sounds from a diverse list of locations including Wichita, Manchester, Glasgow and Clydebank. Featured titles include Get Happy, Temptation and Flying Down To Rio as played by Michael Wooldridge, Simon Gledhill and Stanley Tudor plus vintage sounds from Henry Croudson at the console of Manchester's Paramount Cinema Wurlitzer in 1936.

Give Me The Simple Life20160218

Theatre organ favourites including a tribute to organist Brian Sharp who died on 20 January. Brian, who was a regular performer on Radio 2's Charlie Chester show and Pebble Mill At One in the 1970's and 80's is heard in recordings featuring the Wurlitzers of Dormston House in Sedgley and the BBC's Playhouse Theatre in Manchester, as well as on Hammond organ.

Handel in the Strand20160621

Handel in the Strand20160621

Some of the organ world's hidden gems including the rarely heard Watford Colosseum Compton and the Walker organ of Bolton Town Hall played by Donald MacKenzie and Graham Barber. Plus the Wurlitzers of the Granada Tooting and Neuadd Pentre in Tywyn.

Handel in the Strand20160621

Some of the organ world's hidden gems including the rarely heard Watford Colosseum Compton and the Walker organ of Bolton Town Hall played by Donald MacKenzie and Graham Barber. Plus the Wurlitzers of the Granada Tooting and Neuadd Pentre in Tywyn.

High Flight20160324

Theatre organ favourites from Simon Gledhill, Michael Wooldridge and Dudley Savage plus some nostalgia from Stanley Tudor at the console of the Manchester Gaumont Wurlitzer. Featured titles include It Might As Well Be Spring, La Mer Easter Parade and The Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana.

Hornpipe20160712

Hornpipe20160712

Light classics arranged for organ including movements from Peter Warlock's Capriol Suite and the Hornpipe from Handel's Water Music. Plus George Martin's Theme One, composed for the opening of Radio 1 in 1967 and performed by Richard Lea at the console of the Walker organ in Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral.

Hornpipe20160712

Light classics arranged for organ including movements from Peter Warlock's Capriol Suite and the Hornpipe from Handel's Water Music. Plus George Martin's Theme One, composed for the opening of Radio 1 in 1967 and performed by Richard Lea at the console of the Walker organ in Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral.

Hors D'Oeuvres20160913

Hors D'Oeuvres20160913

A mixture of theatre, classical and electronic organ sounds featuring the talents of Phil Kelsall, Jane Watts and Buddy Cole who perform in a wide range of styles and sounds with music composed by Ralph Burns (Early Autumn), Eric Coates (The Dambusters) and William Lloyd-Webber (Festal March).

I Concentrate On You20160823

Classic movie and show themes as performed on theatre and electronic organs including the old Judy Garland hit Swing Mr. Charlie, Friend Like Me from Walt Disney's Aladdin and Cole Porter's I Concentrate On You performed by Howard Beaumont, Sandy McPherson and Michael Wooldridge.

It's Nice To Go Travelling20151210

Frank Sinatra classics as played by the world's finest theatre organists including Hector Oliveira, Robin Richmond, Ron Rhode and Jelani Eddington in a selection of great standards that include It's Nice To Go Travelling, New York New York, Fools Rush In and My Way.

It's The Talk Of The Town20160114

Theatre, classical and electronic organ favourites old and new from Howard Beaumont, Eddie Ruhier. Jackie Davis and Jonathan Scott.

Jazzman Swing20151126

Sounds from Scotland including the concert organs of Glasgow Cathedral and Edinburgh's Usher Hall and the Wurlitzer formerly resident in Clydebank Town Hall played by Kevin Morgan and Michael Wooldridge - plus a look back in the archives to a 1950's broadcast by Charles Smitton from Birmingham's Gaumont Cinema.

Jonathan And Tom Scott20160317

Featuring the music of organ and piano duo The Scott Brothers, Jonathan and Tom, who join Nigel Ogden in the studio to discuss their work and the release of their latest CD recorded at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent. Jonathan and Tom perform in instrumental combinations which cover the entire keyboard spectrum including piano duet, piano and organ as well as harmonium and piano.

Born in Manchester, Jonathan and Tom both studied at Chetham's School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music. As well as their duo activities Jonathan's recent solo credits include providing the the piano music for the MIRAMAX film Brideshead Revisited and Melvyn Bragg's The Reel History of Britain whilst Tom combines his performing work with a successful career as an animator which includes a number of recent commissions from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for videos that regularly feature in their concerts.

Liberty Bell20161018

Cathedral organ sounds from Durham, Salisbury, Norwich and St Paul's. Featuring David Halls, Daniel Hyde, Ashley Grote and Simon Johnson.

Lullaby Of The Leaves20161004

Hammond sounds from Brian Sharp, Eddie Ruhier and Jimmy Smith.

Hammond sounds from Brian Sharp, Eddie Ruhier and Jimmy Smith. Plus theatre organ classics from George Wright, Robert Wolfe and Nathan Avakian.

Messin' Around With The Blues20161206

Messin' Around With The Blues20161206

Jazz sounds from the organ world as played by Fats Waller, Dick Hyman and Ben Saunders. Including the Soothin' Syrup Stomp, Tico Tico, Slumpin' and Messin' Around With The Blues.

Moonlight Serenade20160614

Organs plus is the theme for a variety of collaborations with percussion, big band and electronics featuring music by Grieg, Leroy Anderson and Glenn Miller and performed by Jelani Eddington, Rob Richards and Buddy Cole.

Nice N' Easy20160705
Nice N' Easy20160705

Nice N' Easy20160705

Wurlitzer sounds from instruments in Howden-le-Wear, Stockport and Blackpool performed by organists including Simon Gledhill, Phil Kelsall and Jelani Eddington. Including works by George Gershwin, Noel Gay and Lew Spence.

Opus One20161115

Opus One20161115

Virtuoso performances from organists John Seng at the console of The Mundelein Wurlitzer in Illinois, Jim Riggs in Oakland's Paramount Theatre and The Scott Brothers, Jonathan and Tom, at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall duetting on piano and harmonium. Featured titles include Percy Fletcher's Festival Toccata, The Birth Of The Blues and Blue Is The Night.

Opus One20161115

Virtuoso performances from organists John Seng at the console of The Mundelein Wurlitzer in Illinois, Jim Riggs in Oakland's Paramount Theatre and The Scott Brothers, Jonathan and Tom, at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall duetting on piano and harmonium. Featured titles include Percy Fletcher's Festival Toccata, The Birth Of The Blues and Blue Is The Night.

Orient Express20160128

Orient Express20160128

Theatre favourites old and new including Elton John's Belfast and Billy Joel's Root Beer Rag played by Donna Parker and Martin Ellis as well as vintage sounds from Sidney Torch recorded at the console of the Christie Organ in Edmonton's Regal Cinema in 1935.

Orient Express20160128

Theatre favourites old and new including Elton John's Belfast and Billy Joel's Root Beer Rag played by Donna Parker and Martin Ellis as well as vintage sounds from Sidney Torch recorded at the console of the Christie Organ in Edmonton's Regal Cinema in 1935.

Over My Shoulder20151119

Theatre organ favourites old and new from George Wright, Robin Richmond and Jelani Eddington including There's No Business Like Showbusiness, Over My Shoulder and Karl Lataan's 19th Century mach, Light Of Foot performed by Nicholas Martin.

Pavilioned in Splendour20160412

Pavilioned in Splendour20160412

Nigel Ogden visits the newly restored Compton Organ at Barnsley's Astoria Theatre Organ Heritage Centre to talk to the mastermind behind the restoration project, Kevin Grunill. Featuring music from the organ's recent grand opening concert including a selection of George Formby classics, Jerry's Herman's The Best Of Times and Bert Kaempfert's Las Vegas.

Pick Yourself Up20170110

Pick Yourself Up20170110

Digital organ sounds from Carol Williams, Rob Richards, Lyn Larsen and John Mann. Plus Hammond sounds from Harry Stoneham, Bryan Rodwell and Jackie Davis. Featured titles include Standing On The Corner, I Could Have Danced All Night, When Johnny Comes Marching Home and Pick Yourself Up.

Pick Yourself Up20170110

Digital organ sounds from Carol Williams, Rob Richards, Lyn Larsen and John Mann. Plus Hammond sounds from Harry Stoneham, Bryan Rodwell and Jackie Davis. Featured titles include Standing On The Corner, I Could Have Danced All Night, When Johnny Comes Marching Home and Pick Yourself Up.

Powerhouse20160719

Powerhouse20160719

Organ sounds from the US and Australia including Raymond Scott's Powerhouse and Irving Berlin's We Saw The Sea performed on Wurlitzer organs in a number of far flung locations including John Giacchi at Sydney's Orion Centre and Ashley Miller in New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Powerhouse20160719

Organ sounds from the US and Australia including Raymond Scott's Powerhouse and Irving Berlin's We Saw The Sea performed on Wurlitzer organs in a number of far flung locations including John Giacchi at Sydney's Orion Centre and Ashley Miller in New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Sentimental Gentleman20160906

A look back at some of the session recordings made for The Organist Entertains in the early days of the series in the late 1960s and early 1970s when it was presented by Robin Richmond.

The featured organists include Vic Hammett at the Granada Harrow Wurlitzer, George Blackmore at the console of the Compton in Southampton's Guildhall and the programme's then host Robin Richmond with a memorable performance of Mack The Knife on the mighty Willis organ in London's Royal Albert Hall.

Plus the lyrical sounds of Hubert Selby and Eric Lord both heard at the Wurlitzer in Manchester's Odeon Cinema with Rudolf Friml's Love Everlasting and Jimmy McHugh's Don't Blame Me.

Soldiers In The Park20161011
Soldiers In The Park20161011

Nigel Ogden features the sounds of two of the UK's most travelled Wurlitzers of the past 40 years. Including recordings by Len Rawle, Howard Beaumont and Simon Gledhill who are heard on the instruments that started their musical lives at the Gaumont Cinemas on Manchester's Oxford Road and in Oldham.

Strictly Wurlitzer20161122

Strictly Wurlitzer20161122

In the week when BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing pays its annual visit to Blackpool, Nigel Ogden features the sounds of the celebrated Wurlitzer Organs of Blackpool's Empress Ballroom, Opera House and Tower Ballroom in recordings from the past 60 years. Including Reginald Dixon, Horace Finch, Phil Kelsall and Robert Wolfe.

Strictly Wurlitzer20161122

In the week when BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing pays its annual visit to Blackpool, Nigel Ogden features the sounds of the celebrated Wurlitzer Organs of Blackpool's Empress Ballroom, Opera House and Tower Ballroom in recordings from the past 60 years. Including Reginald Dixon, Horace Finch, Phil Kelsall and Robert Wolfe.

Strike Up The Band20160211

Theatre organ favourites including George Gershwin's Strike Up The Band and Morning from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite plus a new recording of Richard Adinsell's Warsaw Concerto featuring Jonathan and Tom Scott on organ and piano at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

The Flying Scotsman20161213

The Flying Scotsman20161213

Celebrating the golden age of steam with Choo Choo Samba, Railroad Rhythm, The Blackpool Express, Six-Five Special, The Flying Scotsman and Take The 'A' Train performed by Robin Richmond, David Lowe, Sidney Torch, Jackie Brown and Horace Finch.

The Haunted Ballroom20160830

Theatre and classical organ sounds from Richard Hills, Simon Gledhill, George Wright and Jonathan Scott. Featured instruments include the Marcussen organ at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and the Wurlitzer, formerly of London's South Bank Polytechnic, and nowadays resident at The Troxy Cinema in Stepney.

The Magic Store20160809

Famous themes from the silver screen as performed on cinema and theatre organ by Nicholas Martin, Lyn Larsen, Chris Barber and Donna Parker. These include Good Morning from Singin' In The Rain, Malcolm Arnold's haunting theme for Whistle Down The Wind, Exodus from The Ten Commandments and The Magic Store from The Muppet Movie.

The Organ World 201620161227

A look back at some highlights from 2016 including special guests, organ and piano duo The Scott Brothers, the opening of the Compton at Barnsley's Astoria Centre and a tribute to acclaimed theatre organist Brian Sharp who died earlier this year.

The Skater's Waltz20170103

Classic theatre organ recordings from Gerald Shaw, John Seng, George Wright, Robinson Cleaver and Arnold Loxam. Featured titles include Tyrolean Holiday, Bobsled, In Party Mood and The Skater's Waltz.

Thou Swell20160927

Nigel Ogden features rarely heard recordings of theatre organists Dudley Beavan and John Seng. Featuring music by Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and Duke Ellington. British musician, Dudley Beavan, who died aged 35 in 1946 is heard in a series of recently rediscovered and remastered recordings made on the Wurlitzer at the Granada Cinema, Clapham Junction in the late 1930s. And, from the other side of the Atlantic, John Seng is featured in a series of previously unheard recordings that he made between 1967 and 1970 on the instrument that was the centre of his creative world, the Wurlitzer at St. Mary's Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois.

Thunder and Lightning20160426

Thunder and Lightning20160426

Nigel Ogden celebrates the sound of some of the UK's finest Christie organs including those of the Brighton Dome, Walthamstow Granada Cinema and the former Clacton-on Sea Essoldo instrument now resident at the Castle Hill United Reformed Church in Ipswich. The featured organists include Douglas Reeve, Len Rawle and Simon Gledhill.

Torchlight March20161101

Torchlight March20161101

Torchlight March20161101

Featuring the sounds of Christie Organs as played by Len Rawle, Simon Gledhill and Adrian Lucas. Plus a trip back in time for performances by Sidney Torch at the Regal Cinema, Edmonton, Frank Newman at The Granada, Rugby and the Brighton Dome's long-serving organist Douglas Reeve. Nigel Ogden also visits the church of St. Mary Lowe House in St. Helens where the Christie Organ formerly resident at the Pyramid Cinema in Sale, is currently being restored to its former glory by Anthony Brookes and Steven Britch.

Torchlight March20161101

Featuring the sounds of Christie Organs as played by Len Rawle, Simon Gledhill and Adrian Lucas. Plus a trip back in time for performances by Sidney Torch at the Regal Cinema, Edmonton, Frank Newman at The Granada, Rugby and the Brighton Dome's long-serving organist Douglas Reeve. Nigel Ogden also visits the church of St. Mary Lowe House in St. Helens where the Christie Organ formerly resident at the Pyramid Cinema in Sale, is currently being restored to its former glory by Anthony Brookes and Steven Britch.

Torchlight March20161101

Featuring the sounds of Christie Organs as played by Len Rawle, Simon Gledhill and Adrian Lucas. Plus a trip back in time for performances by Sidney Torch at the Regal Cinema, Edmonton, Frank Newman at The Granada, Rugby and the Brighton Dome's long-serving organist Douglas Reeve. Nigel Ogden also visits the church of St. Mary Lowe House in St. Helens where the Christie Organ formerly resident at the Pyramid Cinema in Sale, is currently being restored to its former glory by Anthony Brookes and Steven Britch.

Torchlight March20161101

Featuring the sounds of Christie Organs as played by Len Rawle, Simon Gledhill and Adrian Lucas. Plus a trip back in time for performances by Sidney Torch at the Regal Cinema, Edmonton, Frank Newman at The Granada, Rugby and the Brighton Dome's long-serving organist Douglas Reeve. Nigel Ogden also visits the church of St. Mary Lowe House in St. Helens where the Christie Organ formerly resident at the Pyramid Cinema in Sale, is currently being restored to its former glory by Anthony Brookes and Steven Britch.

Waves Of The Danube20160920

A programme of musical contrasts including Klaus Wunderlich on Hammond Organ and classical sounds from John Scott-Whiteley at York Minster. Plus Wurlitzer performances from Dan Bellomy at Long Island University in New York and Kevin Morgan at Granada Studios in Manchester.

We Need A Little Christmas20151217

Festive favourites for theatre organ including Jingle Bells, Santa Baby, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Let It Snow performed by Chris Elliott, Phil Kelsall, Robert Wolfe and Jonas Nordwall.

Wedgewood Blue20160517

Wedgewood Blue20160517

Wedgewood Blue20160517

Light music classics arranged for organ including Rossini's Italian Girl In Algiers overture, Pascual Marquina's Spanish Gypsy Dance and Albert Ketelby's Wedgewood Blue performed by Robert Wolfe, Phil Kelsall and Kevin Morgan.

Wedgewood Blue20160517

Light music classics arranged for organ including Rossini's Italian Girl In Algiers overture, Pascual Marquina's Spanish Gypsy Dance and Albert Ketelby's Wedgewood Blue performed by Robert Wolfe, Phil Kelsall and Kevin Morgan.