AN EVENING of melodic music was held this month, allowing the audience a chance to give back to a good cause.

The upbeat evening took place at the Ludgershall Memorial Hall on Friday, December 7, where attendees enjoyed a concert performed by the popular Dutch keyboard player DirkJan Ranzijn.

The event took place in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance and was organised in association with Weyhill Electronic Organ Society (WEOS), the Castle Practice and Tidworth Community Area Partnership.

Organisers were delighted that so many people had attended the concert and over £500 was raised for a deserving charity.

Cas Loudon, community relationship manager at Wiltshire Air Ambulance, said: “We are extremely grateful to the organisers and to Dirk for supporting us in this way. It was a wonderful evening enjoyed by all and the funds raised will help us to keep our lifesaving service operational.”

WEOS committee member Terry Trevett said: “Dirk (as he is known to his many fans) performed a varied programme and demonstrated his great talent and enthusiasm for music. It was indeed a show not to be missed.”

From the opening item – Neil Diamond’s ‘Beautiful Noise’ – until the final encore, a medley of ABBA hits, the tempo and sounds were constantly changing.

Dirk’s varied programme included music from Bavaria, Austria, Italy, Spain and America, and tunes associated with André Rieu, Schubert, Leonard Cohen, Andrea Bocelli, The Eagles, James Last, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dean Martin and Buddy Holly – plus, of course, a few Christmas tunes.

WEOS, who are based at Weyhill in Andover are a non-profit organisation, always prepared to help charities or good causes if at all possible, whilst continuing to provide entertainment at a low cost. The Weyhill Electronic Organ Society’s first concert of 2019 is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2019.

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