Thompson is ready to make his Mark again

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

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Belper and District Organ and Keyboard Club welcomes back Mark Thompson for a concert on Saturday, February 21, at 7.30pm.

The concert will take place at The Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper.

Mark has been playing the electronic organ from the age of seven. He joined the Technics Academy at the age of nine, where he worked his way through grades and entered local competitions, reaching area finals in 1999. Mark was later taught by Chiho Sunamato at the Yamaha School of Music. He began playing concerts at the age of 15, and now travels up and down the UK, and abroad, playing the Yamaha EL90 for organ societies, festivals and private functions. In 2002, Mark played in, and won, the Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition and has performed on many of the country’s top theatre organs since.

In addition to his work on the organ circuit Mark plays in 60s and 70s band, Wallstreet, works as musical director or rehearsal pianist for many North East musical theatre societies and in the orchestra for their shows, and works as vocal coach or accompanist for many North East stage schools.

Admission is £5 for members and £7 for non-members, including refreshments. Call 01773 824609 or 827204.