The success of a Warwick church's celebration of Pink Floyd goes intergalactic - The Leamington Observer

The success of a Warwick church's celebration of Pink Floyd goes intergalactic

Leamington Editorial 11th May, 2023   0

A LIVE celebration of Pink Floyd is returning to a Warwick church by popular demand.

The 50th anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon is making a second appearance at St Mary’s Church on Thursday June 1.

It follows on from the church hosting a concert featuring the music of Pink Floyd, performed by local musicians, back in March.

Over 520 people packed the pews and it is estimated at least a further 200 were turned away once the church reached capacity. As a result, a second concert has now been scheduled.




The idea originated with St Mary’s Organ Scholar Colin Millington wanting to interpret the classic Pink Floyd album on the church’s organ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its release but soon expanded to presenting the album with a seven-piece live band, incorporating the church organ, and an accompanying laser light show.

After performing the album in its entirety, the band performed an encore of Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb to the delight of the audience and this plus some further surprises are in store for the audience in June.


Following the success of the original concert at St Mary’s, the band has also been invited to perform the show at Temperance in Leamington in August.

Other churches and venues have been reaching out to bring the show to their communities and the musicians involved are looking forward to continuing their celebration of one of rock’s most enduring albums.

Anyone interested in booking the show for their venue or event can email [email protected] for further information.

Tickets for the St Mary’s concert on Thursday June 1 are now available from Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/k3vk2hzx

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