More stars for Bridgewater Hall

Philip Biggs is delighted to announce that yet more stars have agreed to appear at The Bridgewater Hall for The Great Northern Spring Brass Arts Festival which takes place on Sunday 13th May.

The Opening Concert (12noon) which features Marsden Band conducted by Glyn Williams will see Tenor Horn Star Lesley Howie take centre stage as Guest Soloist and the opening Foyer Performers, 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band will be joined by the Poulton le Fylde Youth Band conducted by John Squires-Evans.

Meanwhile Co-operative Funeralcare Band, who are performing the 2.15pm concert, have announced their programme. The Junior RNCM Band conducted by Leslie Neish will be performing a 20 minute programme at the conclusion of this concert.

Co-operative FuneralCare Band conducted by Dr. Nicholas Childs and Paul Lovatt-Cooper

Guest Soloist: David Childs

Olympic fanfare and Theme – John Williams

Pound The Streets – Paul Lovatt-Cooper

Endearing Young Charms – Simone Mantia arr David Childs

Soloist David Childs

Olympus – Philip Harper

Brass the Baton Fanfare – Paul Lovatt-Cooper

Going The Distance – Paul Lovatt-Cooper

Sunrise over Blue Ridge – Dan Price

‘Neath the Dublin Skies – Paul Lovatt-Cooper

Soloist David Childs

Fire in the Blood – Paul Lovatt-Cooper

The Junior RNCM Band conducted by Leslie Neish will performing a 20 minute programme at the conclusion of this concert.

The full programme of concerts is as follows:-

12.00pm:  Marsden Band, Guest Soloist: Lesley Howie

2.15pm:  Co-operative Funeralcare Band, Guest Soloist: David Childs and Junior RNCM Band.

4.15pm:  Foden’s Band, Guest Soloist: Rex Richardson

7.15pm:  Black Dyke and Brighouse & Rastrick Bands

The Great Northern Spring Brass Arts Festival is sponsored by Yamaha and Besson and tickets are now on sale – 0161 907 9000 and


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