Great Northern Brass Festival Programmes

Plans are well advanced for the Gala Concert of the Great Northern Brass Arts Festival which takes place at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on Saturday 13th September. Brighouse & Rastrick and Foden’s Band together with their respective conductors David King and Richard Evans have nowannounced their programmes for the first half of the Gala Concert. They contain premieres, classic brass works, star soloists and everything anyone could ask for. Black Dyke Band, conducted by Nicholas Childs has also announced the programme for the second half of the Gala Concert.

The first half programme is as follows:-

Brighouse & Rastrick Band Conductor: David King

Confidential Information    Holliday & Williams

(Vocal soloist – Lydia Hoen Tjore)

Aria       Philip Sparke

(UK Premiere Performance)

(Tenor Horn soloist – Sheona White)

Impromptu for Tuba     Darrol Barry

(Tuba soloist – Staale Sleire Johansen)

Challenging Brass     Gilbert Vinter

The Prayer      David Foster

(Vocal soloist – Lydia Hoen Tjore)   Reid Gilje

Vita Destructa      Todd Smith

Foden’s Band Conductor: Richard Evans

The Cossack                        Rimmer

Jubilee Overture                Sparke

Spring Song        Eden

(Cornet solo – Mark Wilkinson)

Postcard from Mexico      Snell

Elaine from Tintagel          Wright

The Flight of the Wild Geese    Dewhurst

Black Dyke’s programme is as follows:-

Black Dyke Band Conductor: Nicholas Childs

Enter the Galaxies     Paul Lovatt-Cooper

Dreams and Dances     Philip Harper

Flugel Soloist Zoe Hancock

Lord of All Hopefulness   Kenneth Downie

Black Dyke Big Band Set

Song of the Volga Boatmen   Trad. arr. Sandy Smith

What a Wonderful World   Weiss/Douglas arr. Alan Fernie

Soloists Adrian Hirst and Dan Thomas

Sing Sing Sing     Louis Prima arr. Dan Price

Of Distant Memories    Edward Gregson

Tickets for the Gala Concert and the daytime concerts which feature, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band (12noon), The Band of The King’s Division (2.15pm) and The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (4.15pm) are available from The Bridgewater Hall Box Office, telephone 0844 907 9000.

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