Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dancing In The Aisles

What a good sound from the Wind Orchestra at St Nick's! The church took the music so well, helping bring out the varied tones and dynamics.

It was a pleasant programme with some contrasting pieces, including, for example, Gorb's dazzling Eine Kleine Walzermusik, and Grainger's smooth Faeroe Island Dance, both for full band, against Little Threepenny Music, Weill's arrangement for wind ensemble of his The Threepenny Opera.

Lesley McEwen introduced the music, proving a clear and informative compere, and we enjoyed sustained solo performances from trumpeter Simon Witcomb in Song and Dance (Sparke, arr. Brand), and from saxophonist Victoria Benjamin as Josh Ruddock danced in the aisles in Riverdance (Whelan arr. Barker).

A few more photos of the concert at St Nicolas Church (click for larger image).

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