*
banner

Eikanger and Manger in concert tonight

There is a free on-line concert to enjoy this evening from Bergen — thanks to Eikanger-Bjorsvik and Manger Musikklag Bands. So make sure you tune in for some great brass band music making.

Eimaher
  The two bands have worked together to put om the concert

Despite the news of the cancellation of the Siddis entertainment contest in Norway, there will be plenty of outstanding brass band music to enjoy later today from the Bergen area thanks to the combined efforts of Eikanger-Bjørsvik and Manger Musikklag Bands.

Free on-line

They are hosting a special evening concert (5.00pm UK time/6.00pm local time) at a nearby church in Knarvik just 500 meters or so from the Eikanger rehearsal facility.

They will be joined by an invited socially distanced audience of 100 brass band lovers — and hopefully hundreds more with a free live on-line broadcast through Facebook.

Manger Musikklag, conducted by Martin Winter will open the concert with Edward Gregson's early test piece composition 'The Plantagenets'.

That will be followed by tuba soloist Jonas Puntervoll performing Schubert's 'Erster Verlust' arranged by Torstein Aagard-Nilsen and 'Gloria' from 'Messa per Percussione' by Knut Nystedt.

The wonderful 'Elegy' from 'A Downland Suite' will provide classic contrast before the band finishes with Philip Sparke's 'The Year of the Dragon'.

Interval

Due to COVID-19 regulations the interval will be used to ensure health and safety protocols are met, with interviews taking place with those taking part, led by compere Astrid Aarhus Byrknes, a former Mayor of the local Municipality and Eikanger-Bjørsvik board member.

The second half will see Eikanger led by Reid Gilje, who recently celebrated 20 years as their resident conductor opening with 'The Triumph of Peace' by Eric Ball.

Peter Meechan's 'Song of Hope' and the 'Intermezzo from Suite No.1' by Gustav Holst will lead into the trombone solo 'Fields of Gold' performed by Vidar Nordli. The band will round off the concert with Peter Graham's 'Dynasty' — the test-piece used at the 2019 British Open Championships.

They will be joined by an invited socially distanced audience of 100 brass band lovers — and hopefully hundreds more with a free live on-line broadcast through Facebook4BR

Come together

Speaking to 4BR about the concert, Eikanger spokesperson Viggo Bjorge said that everyone was delighted that the event could take place, despite the challenges imposed by COVID-19.

"It's wonderful that the two bands from the Municipality are able to come together for this unique concert. Our thanks go to everyone who has worked so hard to put it on and we hope the audience at the venue and brass band lovers across the world will enjoy the music making."

https://www.facebook.com/eikangerbjorsvik

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Reg Vardy

Reg Vardy provides musical cheer to support charity work

January 17 • The Reg Vardy Band has helped to raise nearly £1300 to assist the wonderful work of the local Pact House charity in providing essential help to families over the Christmas period.


Cyfarthfa

Multi million pound investment at home of famous Welsh band

January 17 • The home of one of the world's most famous brass bands is hoping to attract a £50 million investment to open its gates to 400,000 visitors a year.


Louis

Ultimate Big Band Toolkit launched

January 17 • Louis Dowdeswell and Callum Au launch a fantastic new guide to help players understand and perform in the Big Band genre — with 10% off for 4BR readers too!


Hepwroth Band

Hepworth starting to close in on fund raising target

January 17 • The Hepworth Band has been working hard to raise funds to help secure its musical future in the heart of its village.


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Chadderton Band

January 17 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Foss Dyke Band

January 1 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs. Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.


Nigel Seaman

ARMCM ARNCM
Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator


               

 © 2021 4barsrest.com Ltd