RNCM Brass Band Festival 2019
Details have now been released for the 2019 RNCM Brass Band Festival, which will take place on the weekend of 25th– 27thJanuary. The Festival is renowned for showcasing the very best quality performances coupled with superb repertoire, but next year’s promises to be something extra special.
Paul Hindmarsh, the Festival’s Artistic Director stated, “The cast list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the best that the brass band world has to offer. We have two world class soloists – Ian Bousfield (trombone) and David Childs (euphonium) – seven leading bands including the National Champions, Foden’s Band and The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army, as well as a focus on youth bands and young performers and creators, including Foden’s Youth Band and RNCM’s own outstanding brass bands and ensembles.”
The chosen repertoire also features several distinguished names as the Festival celebrates the 80th anniversary of John McCabe and the 60th birthday year of Sir James MacMillan. This music will sit alongside works by Arthur Bliss, Edward Elgar, Hans Werner Henze, Herbert Howells, as well as festival regulars, Martin Ellerby, Edward Gregson, and Philip Wilby. There will also be world premières from Jonathan Bates and Andy Scott. The primary creative focus, however, celebrates the centenary of one of the most highly regarded yet enigmatic brass band composers of the 20th century, Wilfred Heaton.
Full Weekend Ticket £95 / Students and Under 18s £47
Saturday Day Ticket £53
Sunday Day Ticket £35
To book a full festival ticket, day ticket or to make a group booking please call the RNCM Box Office on 0161 907 5555
To download the festival leaflet use the link below:
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