Friday, July 13, 2012
Popular BBC presenter and organist Nigel Ogden is set to visit Lyme Regis.
The Organist Entertains, which he presents, has been running as a regular weekly BBC feature since 1969.
When Nigel isn’t presenting or preparing for the programme, he spends much of his spare time travelling around the country, playing concerts of popular light and light classical music on theatre organs and in churches, cathedrals and church halls.
Nigel started playing the organ when he was 12, having studied the piano for a number of years. His father was a church organist, so he says he had plenty of opportunity to find out about and discover the instrument for himself.
Nevertheless, it was the family trips to see Reginald Dixon at the Wurlitzer in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom that really got him hooked on the beauty of the instrument.
On Friday, July 20, at 7.30pm, Nigel will perform pieces from his repertoire at St Michael’s Church on the Skrabl organ.
It promises to be an entertaining evening.
Tickets £10/8, children £5, from Lyme Regis TIC in advance on 01297 442138 or at the door.