RISING YOUNG STAR MAKES RETURN VISIT TO ORGAN SOCIETY
contributed by Paul Crofts:
Organist Mark Thompson makes a welcome return to Llay Royal British Legion on Wednesday 23rd September when he performs in Concert for Llay Organ Society. A talented and very versatile young Musician, Mark made an immediate impression on the audience when he made his debut at the Llay venue a couple of years ago and is fast making a name for himself on the Electronic Organ and Keyboard Concert circuit as well as appearing at numerous Festivals throughout the UK.
Mark who hails from Tyne and Wear began playing the Organ at age Seven and entered the Technics Organ Academy at age nine. Mark was later taught by Japanese Organist Chiho Sunamoto at the Yamaha School of Music and began playing concerts at age Fifteen. In 2002, Mark won the Young Theatre Organist of the year Competition. Mark is much in demand, playing Concerts on his Yamaha EL90 Organ and also performs with the band “Wallstreet” with whom he also provides backing vocals, Mark is currently a rehearsal Pianist for no fewer than five Operatic Societies, playing in the pit as part of the Orchestra for their annual shows.
In his spare time (when he gets any), Mark plays Church Organ and has played such works as The Messiah and The Creation and plays for Weddings and other functions. Music lovers will not want the miss this rare opportunity to hear this talented young star in Concert at Llay. Mark’s concert for Llay Organ Society will include music from the musicals and films, big band, swing, theatre organ, easy listening, light classical pieces and much more.
The evening at Llay will also feature “pre concert” entertainment from The James Lambert Singers under the musical direction of Mair Evans. Doors open at 6.45pm for 7.20pm. Mark Thompson will take to the stage at 8pm. Tickets are £6.00 and can be reserved on 01978 351475 or can be purchased on the door.
For more information about Llay Organ Society, visit their website at www.llayorgansociety.co.uk
Attachment: Picture shows Organist Mark Thompson who will be performing in Concert at Llay RBL for Llay Organ Society.
Contact: Paul Crofts – 07879698245
Membership Secretary- Llay Organ Society.