We Will Remember Them
On the 5th of November the Woodfalls Band, under their talented Musical Director, Dr. Robert Childs, gave a fantastic concert of remembrance at Salisbury City Hall. The band was joined by the world famous 'Opera Babes' who delighted the audience with repertoire including, Rossini's 'The Cat's Duet', Delibe's 'Flower Duet', Verdi's 'Drinking Song' and 'Ode to Joy' from Beethoven's 'Symphony No. 9'.
The South's premier brass band entertained the capacity audience with a lovely programme, introduced by the band's M.D. with his inimitable warmth and charm. It included both traditional fare, such as '633 Squadron', 'Miller Magic' and 'Nimrod' as well as modern classics such as, Lovatt-Cooper's 'Home of Legends' and 'Hymn for the Fallen' by John Williams. There was also a touching Service of Remembrance led by The Rev'd Kelvin Inglis, with standard bearers from the Royal British Legion, prayers, communal hymns and a superb last post and reveille.
The evening, supported by Wessex Care, concluded in patriotic fashion with a rousing performance of Elgar's 'Pomp and Circumstance March No.1' complete with enthusiastic flag waving, singing and playing of the highest order. Commenting on the event, Robert Childs said, "The band were on terrific form and it was a great pleasure to work with the wonderful Opera Babes again. The evening was perfectly judged by the organiser Brian Easterbrook and it was a privilege to be part of such a poignant occasion."
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