On Wednesday 9th November, the band performed as part of a joint remembrance concert with the Wednesday Singers at Pelsall Methodist Church to a full audience.
Remembrance concerts are a very poignant part of the band’s concert calendar and something we are honoured to participate in every year. Our first concert of remembrance with the Wednesday singers was a humbling start to remembering the sacrifices and lives lost during conflicts.
We opened the evening’s performance with Fanfare & Flourishes by James Curnow, a piece that mixes all the pageantry of a military tattoo with Charpentier’s Te Deum. Our Solo Baritone player, Ed Stinton then took to the stage with a tender performance of Song for Ina by Philip Sparke.
During the programme, we featured pieces arranged and composed by the band’s composer in residence, Samuel Shelley, including My Lord Has Come and Beside the Sea, which both feature on the band’s latest CD.
Songs That Won The War, The British Legion March and an emotional performance of Nimrod by Edward Elgar came next. We closed the programme with Fantasia On British Sea Songs, Jerusalem and Land of Hope And Glory which involved some audience participation in the form of the honking of horns, flag waving and singing!