NY Staff Band to visit Ireland

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris), which is regarded as one of the foremost brass bands in The Salvation Army across the world, will be making a six -day visit to Ireland this May and June (2011).

Tickets are now on sale for three public concerts as follows:

Belfast: Saturday 28th May, Carnmoney Presbyterian Church, (tickets £10 each)

Dublin: Tuesday 31st May, The Round Room, (tickets €15 each)

Londonderry: Wednesday 1st May, The Guildhall, (tickets £8 each)

The New York Staff Band combines musical excellence with a very special gospel ministry. Originally established in 1887, the band has risen from relatively humble musical beginnings, to international stature and now features in over 60 musical recordings. Its repertoire is both broad in scope and innovative, ranging from classical transcripts to jazz and the band has premiered works penned by renounced composers such as Eric Ball, Erik Leidzen, James Curnow, Emil Soderstrom, Peter Graham and Ray Steadman-Allen.

The New York Staff band has toured extensively throughout the world performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Buckingham Palace and the Sydney Opera House. They have also shared the concert platform with among others, the New York Philharmonic, Elton John, Joseph Alessi and Harvey Phillips.

The band’s visit to Ireland precedes the largest gathering of eight Salvation Army Staff Bands in London, to mark the 120th anniversary celebration of The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army in The Royal Albert Hall, London.

Book your tickets early to experience a memorable evening with The New York Staff Band in Ireland by visiting www.salvationarmy.org.uk/ireland/nysb

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