Organist Simon Gledhill on the Hanover Theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer
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The last date listed for Simon Gledhill on the Mighty Wurlitzer was Saturday July 2, 2011 / 1:30pm.
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"God bless us, every one!" Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future in Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption and forgiveness that captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season. Adapted and directed by Troy Siebels, this production by The Hanover Theatre has been staged every year since 2008. It boasts a stellar cast, memorable holiday music and an array of special effects that will delight and enchant the whole family. Learn More
Simon was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, U.K. in 1965 and showed a keen interest in music from an early age. He began learning to play the piano accordion shortly before his sixth birthday and continued with that instrument for eleven years, winning several competitions along the way. When he was ten, his parents purchased a small electronic organ. After initially teaching himself to play it, he commenced formal studies with a local teacher, Michael Woodhead, who gave him extensive tuition in classical organ and piano.
Simon's first experience of the theatre pipe organ was hearing the late Ernest Broadbent play the Mighty Wurlitzer at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom. He subsequently discovered that a local, privately-owned instrument could be hired out by the hour and began making weekly practice visits. In 1982 he entered and won the Northern Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition. Nigel Ogden, presenter of BBC Radio 2's The Organist Entertains, was in the audience, and invited him to make some recordings for the program on the BBC theatre organ at the Playhouse Studio in Manchester.
The broadcasts resulted in a flurry of concert offers, and Simon has since performed at all the major theatre organ venues in Britain, as well as touring in Germany, Holland, Australia, Canada and the U.S.A. In America, he has played at such prestigious venues as the Chicago Theatre, the Oakland Paramount Theatre and Pasadena Civic Auditorium (where ex-Reginald Foort/BBC five-manual Möller theatre organ now resides). There have been 11 appearances at Annual and Regional Conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society, and Simon was honoured to accept the ATOS Organist of the Year award at the Society's 1997 Annual Convention.
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