Mighty Wurlitzer Christmas show

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Michael Wooldridge at the East Sussex National Wurlitzer

The musical magic of Christmas will be well and truly to the fore at the Milligan Theatre, Rye at 7:30pm on Friday December 8.

Leading the show is top international musician Michael Wooldridge, often heard on BBC Radio 2’s ever popular programme, The Organist Entertains, who will be playing festive favourites on the mighty Rye Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, everything from The Christmas Song through to Walking in the Air and Merry Christmas Everyone.

Brighton Welsh male voice choir in concert

He is joined by the very welcome return to Rye of the Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir, who bring that incredibly powerful sound of over two dozen men all singing together in beautiful harmony, again with a mainly seasonal repertoire but also including that great Elvis favourite, An American Trilogy.

On top of all this, some students from the town’s successful  Wurlitzer Academy will be setting the scene by playing pre-show welcome music as the audience arrives and a couple of star students will also play small cameos on the Wurlitzer, including the current UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year, Robert Eldridge.

Besides all of the fabulous music, the admission price of just £10 per person also includes nibbles and seasonal non-alcoholic drinks.

The Rye Christmas Concert is at The Milligan Theatre, Rye College, Love Lane, at 7:30pm on Friday December 8. Admission is £10, children £3.

For more information visit the website or book now by calling Richard on 01424 444 058.

Photos: courtesy of Richard Moore

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