- 4Park may also be used after 2pm at Sunday Concerts.
If the Car Parks are full please be CONSIDERATE. ********************* The Irishman Thought that Sheffield Wednesday was a new Holiday Resort. ********************* CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND 1977 One of the most memorable concerts since the opening of the Christie Organ. It was full of surprises and a night some of us will never forget. The popularity of Arnold Loxam is abundantly evident wherever he goes, and all seats had been taken very early in the evening. Our Chairman welcomed a number of guests from the Harworth Area of the National Coal Board. It was encouraging to see such a large party taking an interest in the Society. Strains of "Sorrento" came forth, the curtains opened and it seemed as if a miracle was happening the organ and Arnold came up from out of the floor. What an achievement for all. Everyone was just spel1 bound. Congratulations to all concerned, thats all one can say, and how proud Arnold our President was, but then who else could the honour have been given to, the first organist to rise on the Christie, a sight never to be forgotten. The stage was set for Christmas, with Christmas trees each side of the organ, with Snowmen sitting on top of each one and a Merry Christmas right across the top of the stage. "Thank You" to all who put so much hard work into the setting, it gave the audience much, joy and pleasure to }look at. The Organ was in good voice and much improved over the last few months, Ted must have given it an extra Christmas gift as it played very well. As is Arnolds way, a bright rousing start with "Happy Days Medley", and most fitting this was for this evening. The next item held the audience rather sad, "Remembering Bing Crosby" at Christmas we shall always think of Bing and his famous song "White Christmas". Arnold gave a wonderful tribute to a great singer as we heard such tunes as "Blue of the Night", "Pennies from Heaven", and of course "White Christmas". Novelty Tunes came next - what else but the "Floral Dance", an old tune by Katie Morris, made popular at present by Brighouse and Rastrlck Band. The big Bass drum came into its own, some people wondered if it was coming out of the organ chamber O, then followed "Trudie", and "Magic Moments". We then had our first taste of the delightful voice of EVE BARON, charmingly dressed in black. Her first item was the "Waltz Song", from Tom Jones, then "April Sings", giving us hope for the Spring to look forward to, then a selection from the
January 1978 edition of Golden Notes