at the Organ of the Plaza Theatre,
Organ recitals have been broadcast regularly from the Plaza Theatre,
Rugby, since January, 1933. The organ, a three-manual instrument, was specially designed by Reginald Foort.
Like so many other cinema organists, John Bennett had a great deal of experience of church music in his early days. At the age of twenty-three he won the organ solo prize at the Swansea Eisteddfod and later he was made an F.R.C.O. Before going to Rugby, he held theatre appointments in Ipswich, Tottenham, Dundee, Coventry, Birmingham, and Kidderminster.
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