Damon Cox – NEW Southern District Secretary
The Southern District is responsible for Europe’s largest Wurlitzer, now installed in the Troxy, Stepney, London. Further details
The District holds monthly music and picture evenings in central London. Further details
The District also presents occasional music events featuring the fine Compton theatre organ installed in St John Vianney Church in Clayhall, Ilford, Essex. Further details
About Damon – “I first became interested in the cinema organ through a friend, and was initially totally submersed in the Blackpool sound. Slowly and through starting my Podcast ‘The Organist Encores’, I have broadened my horizons. The first major event of the COS I went to was the Troxy opening concert – I was totally blown away! Subsequently I moved to London and started helping out the Southern District not only at the Troxy but at Clayhall. I’m keen to see both instruments fall in the public eye, by using them with events run by other companies/organisations and to contact local interested parties (Music and Technical schools/colleges) to gain further interest. This will of course be while keeping up a spectacular concert bill – with a full advertising campaign and supporting new talent.”
Please note: to secure a place at the ‘in-between’ concert presentations and to participate in refreshments COS Member reservations are required by 18th December 2018.
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 the ‘in-between’ concert presentations.
Starting at 4.45pm these talks are free of charge.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first request basis.
Further Troxy Concerts
Tuesday 17th April – David Lowe with Declan Poole (evening)
Tuesday 24th July – Nicholas Martin (evening)
Sunday 23rd September – Len Rawle (afternoon)