*
banner

A Home for Humanity

Regent Hall Band
Conductor: Paul Sharman
Featuring: Regent Hall Songsters (Mark Walton); Four Hymn.
Regent Hall
Thursday 10th October

This concert was held to help raise money for the Salvation Army's work in tackling human trafficking and slavery.

'St Francis' (Himes) made for a stirring opening, with the cornets and trombones lined up behind the rest of the band, with the songsters producing a nicely balanced sound in 'Be still and know that I am God' before Major Richard Mingay made the introductions.

Fine work

Kevin Norbury's 'The Proclaimers' featured fine work from the lower band, with euphonium runs and the melody 'Banners and Bonnets' from the basses. The song's reference to 'the legion of the lost' was especially appropriate on this occasion.

Four Hymn also took part, with the songs 'Alpha and Omega' and 'Home', before Major Caroline Mingay introduced Ella’s, a refuge for those fleeing slavery, with a longer-term aftercare centre opening shortly.

The songsters continued with 'Spirit of God' and 'It is You'. Harriet Stewart then shone in the poignant song 'Who is there to love me?', looking back to the Salvation Army's fight to have the age of consent raised.

The band's major work was 'Variations on Was Lebet' (Andrew Wainwright), bringing out the contrasts between the sections well, with crisp playing in the fugato passages and a resounding finish when the melody is heard in its entirety.

'We Are Not Ashamed' and 'Amazing God' from the songsters preceded Kevin Norbury's 'Hallelujah Parade', introduced by a quintet processing from the back of the hall in New Orleans style.

The band's major work was 'Variations on Was Lebet' (Andrew Wainwright), bringing out the contrasts between the sections well, with crisp playing in the fugato passages and a resounding finish when the melody is heard in its entirety.

Impact

Four Hymn's 'Chain-breaker' led into the appeal, during which the band played `God of Justice'. The songster's presentation of 'Praise the Name of the Lord' made quite an impact as the music rose to a climax, suddenly dropping to a quiet unison before building up again.

After a scripture reading from Major Heather Grinstead,'Your Grace still Amazes Me' led into the finale. 

Arranged by Paul Sharman this featured the Joy Webb songs 'The First Step' and 'There will be God', Four Hymn, band and songsters combining in an effective end to the evening.

To top things off, the band played 'That's the Spirit' as people left the hall.

Peter Bale

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    



Black Dyke Band - Bury Parish Church

Thursday 2 April • The Rock, Bury, Lancashire. BL9 0AH


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Music Services Jazz Octet

Friday 3 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


scaba Youth Band - Southern Counties Youth Band Easter Residential Co

Monday 6 April • St Catherine's School,. Station Road,. Bramley,. Surrey GU5 0DF


scaba Youth Band - Southern Counties Youth Band Easter Concert

Thursday 9 April • Anniversary Halls,. St Catherine's School,. Bramley, Surrey GU5 0DF


Regent Hall Concerts - Ibex Brass

Friday 10 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street . (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Chadderton Band

April 1 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections. Euph and percussion . Come along to one of our rehearsals.


Upper Rhondda Brass Band

April 1 • Upper Rhondda NEEDS YOU. Again losing players to further their education, our focus switches on ensuring the Bands stability and continuity. Vacancies now exist throughout the Band. In particular Soprano, Solo Cornets, Solo Euphonium and Tuned Percussion.


Amesbury Town Band

March 28 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially some more solo cornets and Eb horns. Feel free to drop in, even if you just fancy a blow or just want to try another instrument.


Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


               

 © 2020 4barsrest.com Ltd