Newcomer Alan makes his debut at the Rex

There is a relative newcomer at the console for this month's organ concert at the Rex Cinema, Elland, on Sunday April 17.

Friday, 15th April 2016, 3:00 pm

He is Alan Atherton, who studied classical organ and piano at the London College of Music and is now a teacher of organ and piano in his home town of Wigan.

He enjoys live performances and has played at a variety of clubs in the North West from the age of 14. Now, however, he has turned his talents towards the theatre organ and owns a Conn 652 theatre organ, similar to the Rex’s own 651 model.

He is a keen cyclist and in 1996 came 12th out of 100 riders in a charity bike ride across the river Jordan, covering 500 miles in five days.

Rex proprietor Charles Morris said: “ We are pleased to welcome our first newcomer this year. I am sure Alan will give an excellent concert and I hope there will be a large crowd to greet him.”

The concert begins at 2.30pm. Admission is £5.50.