Victoria Hall Hanley 2016 Organ Prom details  12 Noon on Saturdays ( c 70 minutes)






    Tickets are available on walk-up at the Victoria Hall or Regent Theatre Box Offices on the day or before for  

£8.50 ( Concessions £7 ), or in advance by telephone 0844 871 7649 (booking fee)


The Victoria Hall is located in Bagnall Street Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3AD.

There is a good car park opposite, pay on entry. Easy links to the M6, M1, A50, A52  & A34

Stoke-on-Trent railway station has frequent connections from London, Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, Crewe,

Liverpool, Manchester & Hereford. It is a 10 minute bus ride to the Victoria Hall


Organ Proms last for approximately 70 minutes unless otherwise stated

Email contact:

Or Michael Rhodes , Victoria Hall’s Organist 07967 806 409


This is the 23rd Season of Victoria Hall Organ Proms on the fine 4 Manual Conacher-Willis Organ



May 14

12 noon

    Jonathan Scott-Concert Organist Manchester










Overture to Tannhäuser- Richard Wagner arr. Lemare

Méditation from Thaïs- Jules Massenet arr. Scott

Prelude to Act III and Bridal March from Lohengrin- Richard Wagner arr. Lemare

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco- Giuseppe Verdi arr. Scott

Dream sequence from Hänsel & Gretel- Engelbert Humperdinck arr. Lemare

Carmen Fantasy- Jonathan Scott

Satyagraha (Act III Conclusion) - Philip Glass

Ride of the Valkyries- Richard Wagner arr. Lemare


June 11

12 noon

                                Clive Tuck & Michael Rhodes









                           Programme of requests

King Edward’s Coronation March-Dr Alfred Hollins

Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor-J S Bach

Finlandia-Jean Sibelius

Salut d’amour -Sir Edward Elgar

Allegretto (Symphony in D minor)- César Franck    

Dances-Alexander Borodin

Grand March in E flat-Henry Smart

Fidelis/Fanfare-Percy. Whitlock

Carillon Sortie-H Mulet                                                                                                                                                                                                   

July 16

12 noon

                                   Cathy Lamb- Lichfield Cathedral








Triumphal March – Edvard Grieg  arr. R Groves

Jig from Five Dances for Organ, Op. 179 – J Gardner

Theme and variations – Hendrik Andriessen

The Old Castle from ‘Pictures At An Exhibition’ – M Mussorgsky arr. B Hesford

Four pieces from Abdelazar or the Moor’s Revenge– H Purcell arr. D Ratcliffe

Rondeau – Minuet – Air – Hornpipe ’

Cantilène – H Gabriel Pierné

Festive March in D – Henry Smart

La Serenata – Gaetano Braga arr. J. Stuart Archer

Fugue in G minor-M Dupre


August 20

12 noon

        Paul Carr-Concert Organist Birmingham









Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 - J.S. Bach

Andantino in D flat - Edwin Lemare

Pomp and Circumstance March no. 4 - Sir Edward Elgar

Variations de Concert - Joseph Bonnet

Impromptu from Pièces de Fantaisie - Louis Vierne

March from "The Love of Three Oranges" - Sergey Prokofiev)

Polonaise from Eugene Onégin - P Tchaikovsky

Be thou my vision - Z Gárdonyi

Toccata in C  - Franz Schmidt


Sept 17

12 noon

                        Martyn Noble-HM Chapel Royal








Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532 –J S Bach

3 Chorale Preludes   -J S Bach

Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Her BWV 662,

Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom himmel herunter BWV 650

Erbahm’ dich mein, O Herre Gott BWV 721

Hornpipe from Water Music & The Rejoicing from Fireworks Music – G F Handel

Fantasia in F minor K.608- W A Mozart

Tuba Tune Norman Cocker-Norman Cocker

Chorale number 1 in E major- César Franck



October 8

12 noon

    The Scott Brothers Duo  Tom- Piano, Jonathan -Organ









Overture to The Magic Flute K. 620- W A Mozart arr. Scott

Arabesque No. 1- Claude Debussy  arr. Scott

Rhapsody in Blue- George Gershwin

Pictures at an Exhibition- Modest Mussorgsky arr. Scott


Nov  19

12 noon

Donald Mackenzie - The Odeon Leicester Square London









Music from "The Royal Fireworks" - G F Handel

A Trio of Bach Transcriptions:

i - When thou art near, ii – Gavotte, iii - Wachet Auf

Puffing Billy - Edward White

Gershwin on the Mighty!

Tuba Tune - Reginald Porter-Brown

Chelsea Fayre - Reginald Goss-Custard

Improvisation on a given theme

The Three Elizabeth's Suite - Eric Coates





The Victoria Hall Organ Proms are promoted by  Stoke-on-Trent Theatres Ltd  (General Manager Andrew Nicklin)  and  the Consultant Organist of the Victoria Hall, Michael Rhodes, (07967 806 409), with the support from the Harding & Dronsfield Trusts, MR Organ Promotions, the Victoria Hall Organ Prom Patrons & the NSDOS.                              Queries to


                                                           Recordings available


A CD of  ‘DUOS for  PIANO & ORGAN’ recorded at the Victoria Hall by the Scott Brothers Duo, is available either at the venue after each  Organ Prom for £10, or directly from :                                                


Also see their clip at-        

Programme: 1 Mozart- Overture to the Magic Flute K 620 arr J. Scott;  2 Borowski -Adoration;  3 Addinsell -Warsaw Concerto; 4 Burrows- Variations on an original theme; 5 Rossini -Overture to the Italian Girl in Algiers arr J Scott; 6 Tom Scott- Time Piece; 7 Demarest- Fantaisie; 8 Saint-Saëns- Romance arr J Scott; Yon- Finale from ‘Concerto Gregoriano’. Total duration 66.38 minutes.


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Local Organ Events for organists are organised by the North Staffs & District  Organ Society.

For the NSDOS details and contact - go to the website