Don't forget to come along this Saturday for a wonderful afternoon of music with Donald at the amazing 4/57 Compton organ on Saturday 20th April at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton- Doors open 1.30pm for 2.00pm Start
Tickets are a BARGAIN at only £5 on the door!!
Donald was born in Ayrshire (Scotland) in 1970. In October 1993 he was appointed House Organist of the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square when he was engaged to play the organ for 5 weeks before each performance of the Disney film, ‘Aladdin’. Since then he has appeared regularly at film premieres, special events and organ concerts. He has broadcast from the Odeon on BBC Radios 2, 3, 4 and the World Service. He has been featured on a number of television programmes and Donald has played for numerous Royal Film Performances, including several in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.
Donald has played for concerts as well as for silent films throughout the UK at venues such as
The Victoria Hall - Hanley,
The Usher Hall - Edinburgh
The Alexandra Palace - London,
The Music Hall - Aberdeen,
The Caid Hall - Dundee,
Wolverhampton Civic Hall,
St Anne’s Cathedral - Belfast,
Clonard Monastery - Belfast,
Demontford Hall Leicester,
The Musical Museum - Brentford,
The Organ Museum - St Albans and also in Europe and the USA.
His overseas concert appearances have included
Bielsko Biala Bach Festival -Poland
Wanamaker Store - Philadelphia (USA)
Girard College - Philadelphia (USA)
He has also played in Holland for the Nederland’s Orgel Federation and several times in Germany playing the Moller organ in the music hall of the world famous organ building firm of August Laukhuff. At this venue he has also played for silent film evenings as part of the Hohenloher Cultural Summer Festival. In 2008 he was honoured to become a Patron of the Lancaster Town Hall Organ Restoration Project.