DAVID Windle must be hoping that the weather treats him more kindly than other musicians scheduled to play at the Rex Cinema in Elland recently.
“It is a good while since David was at the Rex,” said proprietor Charles Morris.
“I am hoping that at last we might have some better weather to welcome him on the day. Our recent concerts have been jinxed by the snow and our patrons have missed two first-class organists,” he said.
“We now have another musician whose playing the audience will surely enjoy as long as the weather doesn’t put them off.”
David, who was born in Huddersfield, will play the cinema organ at the Rex on Sunday 21 March at 2.30pm.
He studied music privately and then at the Huddersfield School of Music.
David has travelled the world as a pianist on the QE2 and has even played the accordion on the Orient Express!
For several years he was musical director to the late Ronnie Hilton. He was also the pianist with the Ambassadors Dance Band at the Princess restaurant in Huddersfield.
David’s main job is as first Keyboards/arranger in the Blackpool Tower Circus orchestra, which is quite a tall order as during the summer season the band plays up to four shows a day.
His programme at the Rex will include some of his own compositions.
Admission is £4 and includes a short film novelty.
r LUNCHTIME organ recitals return to St Paul’s Hall in Huddersfield next week.
Matthew Martin, Assistant Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral, London will play on Wednesday March 10 at 1.15pm.
Admission is free so don’t miss the chance to hear a musician regarded as one of the most brilliant young performers and improvisers around.
Matthew will play music by J S Bach and by French composers from the late 17th century (de Grigny) to the 20th century (Alain, Litaize, Demessieux).