2015 Young Theatre Organist of the Year

The Musical Museum, Brentford, very kindly hosted our 2015 competition on Sunday 22nd November on their magnificent Wurlitzer. Our 6 contestants, left to right, were Daniel Lane, Declan Poole, Jamyma-May Hanson, Lucy Crouch, Robert Eldridge and Lewis Scott.


Having revitalised the competition in 2014, former winner and now ATOS UK Trustee Michael Wooldridge also organised the 2015 event.  He is seen here demonstrating the Wurlitzer to a party of museum visitors before the YTOY competition started.


 2014 winner Thomas Pickering played a selection of songs whilst the judges deliberated over the 2015 results.


Our panel of judges this year comprised of Richard Cole, Richard Hills FRCO and chairman Len Rawle MBE, pictured here with Michael Wooldridge who compered the event.


The UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year 2015, Declan Poole, is presented with his winners trophy by Nick Ashton, Chairman of the London and South of England Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.


 For the second year running Jamyma-May Hanson was a runner up with a medley from "42nd Street".


Also a runner up was Lewis Scott who played "The Way You Look Tonight" and "The Dambusters March".


The Christie Cup was awarded to Robert Eldridge.


The Dean Herrick Cup was awarded to Lewis Scott.


 Declan Poole reprised his "Anything Goes" medley after the results were announced.


 The 2015 winners, L to R: Jamyma-May Hanson, Declan Poole and Lewis Scott.