Sunday, 8 December 2019

Northampton Concert Band to perform Classic Children’s Story


Meghan and Noah with The Snowman

Music from ‘The Blues Brothers’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’ are just some of the popular favourites ready and rehearsed for what promises to be a fun filled evening for all ages. Though the main event at Northampton Concert Band’s annual Christmas concert will be a full narrated performance of the classic children’s story ‘The Snowman’.

Based on Raymond Brigg’s picture book of the same name, ‘The Snowman’ has become a popular Christmas film since it was first shown in 1982 with music by Howard Blake.

The 50 plus strong band, conducted by Graham Tear, will be joined by Meghan McCrimmon-Foster who will narrate alongside the band’s performance.

Meghan, who is an accomplished musician herself, said “I was honoured to be asked by the band to help bring this story to life as there is no film to accompany our music. I need to time the reading of the story very carefully to ensure it fits.”

The band are also joined by Noah Taylor-Whitley, 13, who will be singing the famous song “Walking in the Air”. Noah, who has only been singing for 2 years, was seen on the Derngate stage in October with the Northampton Musical Theatre Company, playing ‘Graham’ in ‘Made in Dagenham’. Noah said, “The Snowman is very different from anything I’ve sung before, so I know it’s going to be a challenge and an amazing experience.” 

The band will also perform a selection of popular and seasonal favourites to get everyone in the holiday mood. 

The concert will take place at the Cripps Hall Theatre, Northampton School for Boys, Northampton at 7:30pm on Saturday 14th December. Tickets are £10 Adults, £5 Children/Students. Box Office 01604 258666 (answerphone out of hours) Online at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/cripps-hall