New Zealand to celebrate Vinter at National Championships

It has been announced that the 139th New Zealand National Championships, which will take place in the historic city of Hamilton from 10th to 14th July, will celebrate the life of Gilbert Vinter.
As 2019 is the 110th anniversary of the birth of Gilbert Vinter and the 50th anniversary of his death, the competitors in the A and B Grade sections will perform 'Variations on a Ninth'and 'Triumphant Rhapsody'respectively as the set-works.
In the other sections of competition, Simon Dobson's 'Penlee' has been selected for the C Grade, and as a tribute to the late David Chaulk, his 'Meditation on St Clement'will be performed by bands in the D Grade.
The chief adjudicator for the five-day contest is the renowned Belgian musician, educator and conductor Dr. Luc Vertommen. The assistant chief adjudicator is Major Graham Hickman, Director of Music of the New Zealand Army Band. A spokesperson stated: "It has been 40 years since the championships were last held in the city and the local band and its wider community is very much looking forward to this event."
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