Brass Gala Concert
SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2009
Issued: 27 July 2009
A concert of champions is promised at Symphony Hall on Sunday 13 September when Grimethorpe Colliery, Cory and Black Dyke Bands perform in one spectacular concert. The bands will each play a selection of music, from traditional to modern, before Cory and Black Dyke join together for a grand finale.
Grimethorpe Colliery Band and conductor Alan Withington include Bach?s Air on the G string and Strauss?s Blue Danube in their programme and are joined by the choir from Hemsworth Arts and Community Centre for excerpts from The Sound of Music.
Cory Band and Robert Childs have recently been crowned European Brass Band Champions for the second year running. Their programme includes music by Philip Sparke, Gareth Wood and Peter Graham, and will feature Joanne Childs as flugel soloist in Dan Price?s Moonbeams.
Previous British Open winners, Black Dyke Band, will be looking to regain the title this year on the day before this Gala concert. Their Gala programme includes Rimmer?s Australasian March and Peter Graham?s Cats Tales, featuring several of the band?s famous soloists. And Philip Wilby will be organ soloist in his own arrangement of the finale from Saint-Saens?s Organ Symphony.
Finally, Cory and Black Dyke join together for Moreton?s Medallion March, Cornet Carillon and March from Respighi?s The Pines of Rome in Howard Snell?s famous score.
Brass Gala Concert is at Symphony Hall on Sunday 13 September, 2.30pm. Tickets are available from THSH Box Office on 0121 780 3333 or www.thsh.co.uk.
Notes to editors
Sunday 13 September, 2.30pm at Symphony Hall
Black Dyke Band
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Event page: http://www.thsh.co.uk/view/brass-gala-concert-13-09-09af
The 157th British Open Brass Band Championships takes place at Symphony Hall on Saturday 12 September, from 10am.
Event page: http://www.thsh.co.uk/view/157th-british-open-brass-band-championship
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