St Mary's Church in Warwick to host live Pink Floyd celebration - The Leamington Observer

St Mary's Church in Warwick to host live Pink Floyd celebration

Leamington Editorial 17th Mar, 2023   0

THEY’LL be rocking in the pews when Pink Floyd is performed live at a Warwick church.

The performance – featuring the church organ alongside a live band – is being put on at St Mary’s Church on Thursday March 23 to mark the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album.

It is the brainchild of St Mary’s Organ Scholar Colin Millington, who has assembled a cast of local musicians who will perform the classic album in its entirety.

Colin, a former organ scholar at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, started listening to progressive rock a few years ago and loved the idea of the concept album. With Dark Side of the Moon really standing out to him as something that could be interpreted on the church organ and with 2023 being the album’s 50th anniversary, it seemed like the perfect time to act on it.

Through discussion with a teaching colleague, Nick Jones – a drum teacher at Archways Drum School in Leamington – Colin changed his focus to presenting it with a full live band, but still featuring the church organ.

Nick recruited fellow members of local long-standing covers band KTO, Chris Johnson, Alex Davis and Nick Johnson for the ambitious project, with other guest musicians to be confirmed.

The band is looking forward to playing the whole of the album in the suitably dramatic setting of St Mary’s Church, featuring the church’s two pipe organs, in what is currently a one-off performance.

The event is free entry and starts at 8pm.

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