Briston organ show success

The latest of the series of organ shows at the Copeman Centre, Briston, featured top organist and entertainer Angie Diggens.The 21-year-old who started playing the organ at the age of 11 drew a capacity crowd, and played all sorts of music on the Yamaha organ, from classics such as the Bach Toccata and Fugue to Theatre organ standards, a fast version of 'Tico Tico', and some romantic standards.

The latest of the series of organ shows at the Copeman Centre, Briston, featured top organist and entertainer Angie Diggens.

The 21-year-old who started playing the organ at the age of 11 drew a capacity crowd, and played all sorts of music on the Yamaha organ, from classics such as the Bach Toccata and Fugue to Theatre organ standards, a fast version of 'Tico Tico', and some romantic standards.

She also delighted the audience by singing several numbers including the Travelling Soldier, made famous by the Dixie Chicks, and a version of Over The Rainbow in the style of Eva Cassidy. She finished the evening with Land of Hope and Glory with the crowd waving their Union Jacks furiously.

The next show in the series is at 7.30pm on Friday April 24, (doors open at 7pm) when top UK organist Penny Weedon will play.


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Tickets are already selling fast at just �6 each (under 16s get in for half price) and advance booking is now becoming essential. Contact Carol on 01263 860844.

Profits from the sale of raffle tickets and the refreshments are donated to the Copeman Centre Funds, this time boosted by just over �190, and the audience also contributed over �60 on the stall raising funds for the East Anglian air ambulance.

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