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That Big Band Sound

Posted by on Monday, August 5, 2013 Under: Music

That Big Band Sound


That Big Band Sound

The Aveley and Newham Brass Band returned to the church at the end of June, this time for an evening of music from stage and screen. I love the way they set the church ringing when they get into their stride, the three percussionists racing from one instrument to another, and wind players blowing for all they are worth. The band have a huge repertoire, from quiet, delicate pieces to big and bold, from classical gems to today's musicals, like "Bring him home" from "Les Miserables". The conductor introduced each piece with a few facts about the person who had  written it or the film it came from.

The band have built up a dedicated following here in the four or five years they have been coming. They will be returning for another fun Christmas concert on Saturday 7th December 2013 at 2pm.

Chris van Straaten
Vicar

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