BBC Radio 2 regular and Britain's finest organist returns to Sawston
PUBLISHED: 18:25 15 October 2009 | UPDATED: 21:57 31 May 2010
AN INTERNATIONAL musician is returning to Sawston Village College and this time he is bringing a new organ. Britain s finest organist, Robert Wolfe, will make his 12th visit to the venue on Saturday October 31. Event organiser Brian Indge said: This year
AN INTERNATIONAL musician is returning to Sawston Village College and this time he is bringing a new organ.
Britain's finest organist, Robert Wolfe, will make his 12th visit to the venue on Saturday October 31.
Event organiser Brian Indge said: "This year we have our fingers crossed that he'll be using his brand new organ, the Lowrey Prestige. It gives a far richer sound than any of the previous models.
"Robert always plays a varied selection of music right across the spectrum, from classical to pop. He likes to bring a lot of humour to his performances and get the audience involved. It promises to be a fantastic evening."
Robert Wolfe is recognised as one of the world's leading interpreters of the theatre organ and is acclaimed for his sheer artistry and musicality.
The story really began for Robert at the age of eleven with the gift of a small single keyboard bought as a Christmas present by his parents. In the beginning his non-musical roots meant playing wholly by ear, reading music came later. By the age of 14 he was playing a Compton theatre organ at a pub in Hertfordshire, plus other pubs and clubs in and around his hometown of Luton using his own portable Hammond electronic organ.
By the early age of sixteen, he became the youngest musician at that time to join the team of organists at the world famous Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
Robert's music is often heard on BBC Radio 2 and he has been featured on TV including playing live for The National Lottery.
Touring all over the country and in the USA and Canada, Robert regularly draws large crowds who delight in his warm personality and his unique musical ability.
The performance is being held the college, on New Road, and has easy access for the disabled. The show starts at 7.30pm and Tickets cost £7, which can be obtained by calling Mr Indge on 01223 569542.
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