East London Brass were approached by the artistic director in 2011 to represent John Ireland's (and his pupils) contribution to Brass Band music in an important John Ireland Music Trust Festival in honour of 50 years since he died. Details of the concert and programme are below. The programme includes original works from John Ireland and some new or rarely heard arrangements of his other works, along with his pupils: Alan Bush, Helen Perkin and Benjamin Britten (although he wasn't fond of him!) Date of gig: Sunday June 24th (2pm) - St.Luke's Church, Chelsea, London Link to publicity/ticket info webpage: http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/the-addison-singers-and-east-london-brass-band/ Some Background on the festival: http://www.classical-music.com/event/john-ireland-chelsea-east-london-brass-band-addison-singers Programme: (theme is John Ireland and his pupils): 1) Epic March (Ireland arr.Littlemore) - Previously this arrangement has only played once before by the massed bands of Black Dyke and Sun Life in the 1980s.2) Comedy Overture (Ireland)3) Pavanne for a Castleton Queen (A.Bush) - rarely heard original work for brass band by Alan Bush that had to be located for the concert.4) Carnival (Perkin)5) Russian Funeral Music (Britten arr. Farr) INTERVAL 6) Downland Suite (Ireland)7) Man in his labour rejoiceth (Ireland arr. A.Duncan) - New arrangement produced by Andrew Duncan for the concert with the 60 piece Addison Singers singing. 8 ) Overlanders Suite (Ireland arr. Littlemore) - premiere performance of this commisioned arrangement for brass band from the suite of music for the film "The Overlanders" arranged by Phillip Littlemore. Maybe see some of you there?