Saturday night saw Carlton Brass put on a fabulous concert at St Paul’s Church in Carlton. We have been wanting to arrange a concert for a while and the church were kind enough to allow us to use their beautiful building.
This was the first concert the band has performed here for a few years – a church only a few hundred yards from where we rehearse. We wanted to play all the music from our up-coming trip to the French Open, along with some other crowd-pleasers.
A lovely, appreciative audience enjoyed two hours of quality brass band music where we celebrated 100 years of the Royal Air Force (Into The Sky, Elegy), enjoyed some Jazz trombone (Cry Me A River), forged a magical sword (The Saga of Tyrfing) and celebrated the Three Tenors (Trio Con Brio).
Here was our programme:
- March: ORB (Anderson)
- Mack and Mabel (Herman, arr Wilkinson)
- Carnival of Venice (arr Del Steigers) – cornet solo: Andrew Allison
- Glow (Whittaker, arr Larsen)
- La Danza (Rossini, arr Langford)
- Alfie (Bacharach, David, arr Fernie) – flugel solo: Della Pearce
- The Saga of Tyrfing (Jacob Vilhelm Larsen)
Interval – raffle and refreshments
- Into The Sky (Stephen Bulla)
- Appalachian Mountain Suite (James Cernow)
- Cry Me A River (Hamilton, arr Morrison) – trombone solo: Alan Carlin
- Elegy on the RAF March Past (Hingley)
- Trio Con Brio (Arr Langford) – horn feature
- Hora Stoccato (Dinici, arr Heifetz, Richards) – cornet feature
- Big Country (Moross, arr Cook)
- Encore: Stingray (Gray, arr Smith)
We do hope to be playing here again later in the year, perhaps closer to Christmas. A big thanks goes to the Reverend Wendy Murphy for making us so welcome at the church, and to all those that came. Thanks for listening to us and for being a fabulous audience.