Thursday 21 July 2016

Brixworth Music Festival 2016
Northampton Concert Band return this year as the opening act for the Brixworth Music Festival 2016.

Performing for the second time at the festival, Northampton Concert Band will kick off the proceedings with a rousing concert featuring music from some of the best British composers with their programme entitled 'Best of British'.

The 50+ strong band first performed at the festival in 2015 and has been going from strength to strength with Graham Tear as their musical director who took the baton in April 2015, building their members, expanding the repertoire and having a sold out Christmas concert at the end of the year.

This Best of British concert includes an great selection of music from Elgar to Adele with some well known favourites as well as some less known items from prominent British composers; including English Dances (Set 1) by Northampton's Sir Malcolm Arnold (The Bridge on the River Kwai) and the rousing March: Barnes Wallis by Nigel Hess (Ladies in Lavender) which was commissioned by Royal Air Force Music Services to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the famous Dambuster’s raid.

Now in it's 3rd year the Brixworth Music Festival celebrates local musicians from within the village
as well as from surrounding areas and special guests. It runs from 16th - 25th September and features 11 different ensembles and soloists all performing in All Saints' Church.

"Best of British" will be held on Friday 7:30pm 16th September 2016 at All Staints' Church, Station Road, Brixworth, Northampton.
Parking is available at the church.

For more information about the festival visit the Brinxworth Music Festival website.

For tickets for this performance visit:

Full Concert Program: Best of British
  • March: Barnes Wallis - Nigel Hess 
  • English Dances - Malcolm Arnold 
  • Skyfall - Adele and Paul Epworth 
  • Resurgam - Eric Ball
  • Queen in Concert - Mercury
  • Calling All Workers -Eric Coates 
  • English Folksong Suite - Ralph Vaughan-Williams 
  • Flower Duet from “Lakme” - Delibes 
  • Fantasia on British Sea Songs - Henry Wood 
  • Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 - Edward Elgar 
  • Jerusalem - Parry 
  • Evening Hymn and Sunset - Rob Wiffin
(program subject to change)
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