Thursford organist heads for Watton

WATTON music fans have a chance to see Thursford Collection organist Robert Wolfe at the Queens Hall on Sunday, October 12.As a 14-year old boy Wolfe visited the Thursford Collection and approached founder George Cushing to ask if he could play the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

WATTON music fans have a chance to see Thursford Collection organist Robert Wolfe at the Queens Hall on Sunday, October 12.

As a 14-year old boy Wolfe visited the Thursford Collection and approached founder George Cushing to ask if he could play the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

It started a relationship between Robert and Thursford that has continued for over 30 years.

Before he took up the full-time post in Norfolk, Robert, at the age of 16, became the youngest person to join the team playing at the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.


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In 1981 John Cushing offered Robert the role as the solo regular, or resident organist, a first for both Thursford and Robert.

Robert is in concert at The Queens Hall on Sunday, October 12 at 2pm.

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Tickets are available from Adcocks, High Street, Watton, and are priced at £7.50. Telephone 01953 881248.

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