Monday 21 July 2014

Band and Choir join Forces to Commemorate Start of First World War

Northampton Concert Band will be performing alongside the Northampton Male Voice Choir on Saturday 2nd August at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the forces Church for Northamptonshire, to help raise money for the Royal British Legion and Combat Stress to commemorate the centenary of the start of the Great War in a concert titled "For King and Country".

Music from the time will include many military marches, Mars from Holst's Planets Suite, Elgar's Nimrod and a selection of popular songs including "It's a long way to Tipperary" and many more.

Stephen Bell, who conducts both the band and the choir, said “Both groups are honoured to be invited to share their talents at this event. They will also be performing together in a special arrangement of songs dedicated to all those who served their country during the First World War“.

John Kightley MBE, concert organiser at the Holy Sepulchre church, said; “It’s a great cause to be raising funds for and although reflective at times the evening will also be about having a good time. I’m certainly looking forward to a wonderful performance from both the choir and the band.”

As well as music and song the evening will also include readings relating to the Army, the Navy and the Royal Air Force with a final reading by Ltd. Col. David Walsh for SSAFA.

The evening starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are £10 and are available from John Kightley Tel: 01604 754 782
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