Phil will tune up with Weston’s Odeon organ

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 May 2012

Phil Kelsall.

Phil Kelsall.

Ben Snowdon

INTERNATIONAL organist Phil Kelsall will make a welcome return to the famous Compton organ at Weston’s Odeon this month.

Phil - who has recently been honoured by the Queen with an MBE for his services to entertainment - will perform again in the town on May 27.

He has been resident organist at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool for 38 years and also makes tours across the rest of the world.

The Weston’s Odeon houses one of the two remaining original cinema organs still to be found in their natural environment in the UK. The Odeon Compton was installed in 1935 when the cinema was built and has been maintained, but unaltered, by the West of England Theatre Organ Society.

Phil’s show will include a wide variety of music from across the decades including swing, classical and novelty numbers to create an afternoon of easy listening.

The performance will begin at 2pm. Tickets, priced £8, are available at the door or from the box office on 08712 244007.

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