BCB perform at St Peter's Church

stpeterOn 6th July, Bournemouth Concert Brass gave a concert in the iconic St Peter's Church in the heart of Bournemouth.

The band commenced the evening with the lively "Olympic Spirit", The band then performed the Festival March - 'Able' which is always dedicated to the organisations and charities that the band work with those who "enable" others to achieve project objectives. Soloists for the evening were Helen Kinder (Euphonium), who gave a scintilating performance of Brillante. Alf Hughes (Solo Cornet) and Rachel Bartlet (Flugel) in 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' and 'Where is Love' respectively.

The band's in-house arrangers provided a number of items to the programme. Peter Hartley with his arrangement of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' St. Peter's being the resting place of Mary Shelley. Brad Rouillier's arrangement of 'Princess Leia' from his Star Wars suite and Bill Willis's selection of Chicago, 'Can You Feel the Love' and 'Skyfall'.

The band played a number of pieces from the library of the Salavation Army, which were well received by the audience. these were Variations on 'Laudate Dominum', 'Fanfare on St. Francis' and the delightful melody of 'Shennandoah'.

Other popular pices played were 'Breezin Down Broadway' and 'And the Band Played On'.

The concert, and mix of music was acknowledged by the audience and BCB are looking to extend their relationship with the church to provide concerts in the furture. St. Peter's are hoping that the church will become a regular venue for concerts.

A london based patron who was staying in Bourenmouth that week emailed  - "just to let you know that we were at the concert at St Peter's Church on 6 July and very much enjoyed it. The programme was excellent. Please keep us posted with future concerts".


Brenda Kirby