Foss Dyke and Lincoln Sounds light up the Drill Hall with Brass and Voices!

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  1. hornplaya89

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    [FONT=&quot]The musicians of The Foss Dyke Band and Lincoln Sounds Chorus were extremely pleased to perform to a full house at Lincoln’s Drill Hall on Friday 19th November. The audience enjoyed a wonderful blend of brass sounds and voices culminating in an exciting joint finale.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]The Lincoln Sounds Chorus opened the concert, wearing the medals they won for being 3rd-placed Small Chorus at the Sweet Adelines UYK Convention at The Sage in Gateshead. They then treated the audience to some rather snazzy choreography during We Are Family and Fame. The band joined the audience to watch the chorus’ rendition of Moonlight Serenade – a piece that none of us realised had any words! The singers brightened up the stage during the second half with their fancy dress representing many genres of popular music.[/FONT]​

    [FONT=&quot]The band then took to the stage with a performance of The Lincoln Imp – this overture was specifically composed for The Foss Dyke Band by Alan Fernie, one of the UK’s leading arrangers and composers of brass band music. Principal Cornet Bradley Hanson (14 years old) wowed the audience with his rendition of Georgia On My Mind – it was also great to see that he had improved on his bowing technique! Soloists Evan Key and Rick Anker then took to the floor (or in Rick’s case the stage, the audience seating and the theatre steps). Evan [/FONT][FONT=&quot](17 years old) [/FONT][FONT=&quot]was introduced by MD Paul Murrell as “the [/FONT][FONT=&quot]best horn player in Lincolnshire, even the best in the East Midlands”....a lot of pressure for our new Principal Horn player, he did however go on to prove he is most definitely worthy of the title![/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot] To bring the concert to a rousing conclusion the band and the chorus invited the audience to join them in a performance of a wonderful medley of war songs.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]After much applause and calls for more, the band played an encore of We’ll Meet Again - which we will - as chorus, band and (fingers crossed) audience return next year at the Lincoln Drill Hall for another fine display of brass and voice!