Centenary concert for the Women’s Institute

This evening Burneside Brass under the direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston was part of the entertainment for the Centenary concert for the Women’s Institute held at the Kendal Parish Church.

We shared the platform this evening with Gabriel Reid on oboe, Emily Robinson (soprano) and Alex Phillips (piano), OttoVoce Director: Tracey Penwarden and Colin Dean (organ)

We were honoured to open the concert with Jerusalem and then continued with Just a Closer Walk, The Lass of Richmond Hill Arr L Johnston and we ended our first part of our programme with the 1914 March.

Our second part of the programme was Peace and Plenty Arr L Johnston, Bonnie Annie Laurie Arr L Johnston, Skyfall and Ticket to Ride.

We closed the WI Centenary celebration concert with Pirates of the Caribbean, The Acrobat, Boots and Saddles Arr D Higson and The National Anthem.

Soloists tonight were
Harold Roberts Flugel Horn and Craig Woods featuring in Just a Closer Walk
Oliver Bateman 1st Baritone and Peter Gratrix EEb Bass, performing the duet The Lass of Richmond Hill Arr L Johnston.
Dave Higson Solo Horn performing the horn solo Bonnie Annie Laurie Arr L Johnston.
Craig Woods Solo Trombone performing The Acrobat.

This engagement was the last event for our 2nd Horn player Pat Parkinson who has decided it is time to step down form the band. All of us at Burneside Brass wish to thank Pat for everything she has done for the band during her time with the band; she will be missed by us all.

We do however welcome Alice Carthy who will be now taking the 2nd horn seat as the band moves forward in the 3rd section.

This engagement was the last one of this year’s summer season and tonight we would like to thank the following for helping us out tonight,
Leo – Solo Cornet, Adrian – Soprano Cornet, John Redgate Solo Euphonium, Cyril Stoneham – EEb Bass and Mike Unsworth BBb Bass who very kindly stepped in at the very last minute and travelled from St Helens to play for us.


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