ETC News

David Gilson Yamaha Genos

David Gilson, our past Musical Director and current orchestra member has posted a couple of videos of him playing his Yamaha Genos. Why not take a look!

Hey There from the musical “The Pajama Game”

We Have All the Time In The World from the James Bond Film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

He has also created a couple of videos playing his Bohm organ:

Bowel Cancer UK

Encore are very pleased to announce the total amount raised for our 2016-17 charity, Bowel Cancer UK is a fantastic £1144. This was raised with our 2016 Christmas Prize Draw ticket sales, plus bucket collections after each of our pantomime and Jesus Christ Superstar performances, so a big thank you to everyone who bought tickets or made a donation!

Lord St Oswald

We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Lord St Oswald as Honorary Patron of Encore Theatre Company and are very appreciative of his support to our activities. Lord St Oswald is very proud of his support to local charities and organisations and we feel very privileged to have secured his interest in our Company. We will be keeping in touch with Lord St Oswald regarding our activities and hope you will all have an opportunity to meet him in due course.

Nostell Priory has been in Lord St Oswald’s family for over 350 years. Although the house was passed to the National Trust in 1953, the family still retains use of the Adam Wing.

Lord St Oswald took over the running of the Nostell Estate and the associated businesses after the death of his Uncle (the 4th Baron St Oswald) in 1984. Lord St Oswald is particularly proud of the new prestigious, award winning, office development at Nostell. In addition to this, he also runs Appleby Estate in North Lincolnshire.

Lord St Oswald is President and Patron of a number of local charities in the Wakefield district, including the Wakefield Hospice, The Royal British Legion, The Chippendale Society, Wakefield Family History Society, The Friends of Wakefield Chantry Chapel and the National Mining Museum of England. He is also the Vice President and a Vice Chairman of The Yorkshire Society.

Lord St Oswald takes a keen interest in promoting Nostell Priory and the regeneration of the Wakefield district.

Lord St Oswald is married with two grown up children.

Fundraising Award!

Congratulations to Encore member John Whelpton and all the other fundraisers and staff at Bowel Cancer UK who have been awarded 'Charity of the Year' at the prestigious Charity Times Awards.

Bowel Cancer UK are Encore's chosen charity this year, so look out for ways you can help us support them. For more details click here.

David Gilson Bohm
David Gilson, our previous Musical Director and current orchestra member has posted a couple of impressive videos of him playing his Bohm organ. Why not take a look?