Brass Messiah - Fairfield Halls, Croydon - Easter Saturday 22nd March

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    Croydon Citadel Salvation Army Band add a ‘Touch of Brass’ to Handel’s Messiah!

    [FONT=&quot]22nd March, Fairfield Halls, Croydon.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]2008 is the 125th Anniversary of Croydon Citadel Band and they are planning a series of exciting events to help celebrate this landmark achievement. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Perhaps most adventurous of all is a performance of Dr Denis Wright’s arrangement of Handel’s Messiah in collaboration with Wimbledon Choral Society and Croydon Philharmonic Choir. Made famous by Black Dyke Mills Band and Huddersfield Choral Society, Croydon Citadel Band have, in fact, performed this work before as Bandmaster Mark Ingram explains: “In May 2005 we were privileged to travel to [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Wisconsin[/FONT][FONT=&quot], [/FONT][FONT=&quot]USA[/FONT][FONT=&quot] as guests of the Dudley Birder Chorale when we performed this work at the renowned Weidner Concert Centre. This was a fantastic experience for us as you might imagine, especially bearing in mind the limited experience of brass banding in that part of the world. The performance turned out to be such a great success that when we were planning our special anniversary year we thought it would be wonderful to repeat experience again!”[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]The concert is to be held on Easter Saturday at Fairfield Halls. The first half will consist of a short programme of Easter music by the Band and will include Kenneth Downie’s ‘Intrada on [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Regent Square[/FONT][FONT=&quot]’, Peter Graham’s Euphonium Duet ‘Brilliante’ and Leslie Condon’s ‘Easter Glory’. The second half will be highlights from the Messiah with guest conductor Howard Evans and soloists including Marjory Watson and Mark Norwood.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Mark Ingram went on to say: “ We know that this is going to be a truly memorable occasion. We’re not only hoping to draw a large local audience who will be attracted by the Messiah music but also those from further afield who will be intrigued by the prospect of the extra ‘touch of brass’ appeal that Croydon Citadel Band will bring.”[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Tickets, priced at £15.00, £12.50 and £10.00 (Children £7.00) are available from:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Fairfield Halls Box Office: Telephone 0208688 9291. Website[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Or contact:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Brass messiah Festival Coordinator Colonel Bramwell Booth[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]21 Cavendish Way, West[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Wickham, BR4 0LG. Tel: 020 8777 2922. Email:[/FONT]
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