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21st Sep, 2021

The Mighty Compton readies for another concert outing in Solihull

Ross Crawford 12th Sep, 2021

THE Mighty Compton will be fired up once more as the local branch of the Cinema Organ Society gets ready for its next concert.

Taking to the stage will be David Ivory for a live concert on the afternoon of Sunday, October 3.

Doors open at 1.30pm, with curtain up at 2.30pm. Admission £10 on the door, including interval refreshments and parking.

Visiting organists play to a wide variety of tastes and promise a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment.

The organ is also available for individuals to play, by arrangement.

The Mighty Compton is a cinema pipe organ built in 1935 by the John Compton Organ Company and was first installed in the Tower Cinema at West Bromwich.

It entertained cinema going audiences there until its removal in 1965.

Purchased by the Society, it was then installed in the recreation suite of Marston Green Hospital, then at St. Martins School in Solihull before its last move in 2002 to its present home at Fentham Hall, Marsh Lane, Hampton-in-Arden, B92 0AH where it now rises from the stage in true ‘Blackpool’ fashion.

Visit www.facebook.com/COSMidlandsCompton or  www.cinema-organs.org.uk or call the district secretary on 01564 794778 for more details.

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