'Home & Away' has been adopted as the theme for Nottingham Concert Band's Spring concert in St Barnabas Cathedral (NG1 5AE) on the evening of Tuesday 5 March. All proceeds will be donated to Emmanuel House, the volunteer-run shelter for homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham city centre.
Led by Music Director Robert Parker, the 60+ musicians are planning a diverse programme for the concert, which will be the first time the band has performed in the cathedral.
Heading the 'home' half will be the debut of Concerto for Concert Band by local composer and arranger David Machell, followed by Holst's A Moorside Suite and the familiar Calling All Workers march by Nottingham's own Eric Coates. The 'away' programme will include Festive Overture (Shostakovich), The Big Country (Moross), a selection of In the Miller Mood favourites and themes from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
Starting at 7.30pm, the concert will be presented by Colin Slater of BBC Radio Nottingham. For tickets (?10/?6), contact Emmanuel House on 0115 950 7140 or e-mail:
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