Tribute to Goff Richards

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by WireBrass, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. WireBrass

    WireBrass New Member


    Brisbane Excelsior Band and Bactiguard Wire Brass are to play a tribute concert for Goff Richards in Warrington, Cheshire on Thursday 10th September 2009.

    The top ranked brass band in Australia, Brisbane Excelsior, are flying half way around the world to perform at this years British Open brass band contest,. They will be performing a concert with Bactiguard Wire Brass at Warrington’s Parr Hall on Thursday 10th September.

    This concert will very special not just because this will be a chance to hear Australia’s finest band. The concert will feature music by one of true great composers of Brass music Goff Richards. Goff himself will hopefully be attending this concert, which will be held in his honour. The concert will be a celebration of a lifetime of commitment and dedication to enhancing the Brass Band repertoire. Goff has also written many choral works and it is hoped that the two bands will be joined on stage by Warrington Male Voice Choir.

    This concert will be very interesting for another reason. There is a lot of debate and speculation about the accuracy of the world rankings with regard to overseas bands (how can you compare bands from different countires when they rarely compete against each other etc!). Well, Wire Brass are currently ranked 41st and Brisbane Excelsior are ranked 42nd and they will be playing in the same event. It will be interesting to compare the two supposedly 'equal' bands !!

    Please come along and pay tribute to Goff Richards and listen to two great bands.

    For tickets, contact the Parr Hall Box Office directly on 01925 442345
  2. WireBrass

    WireBrass New Member

    Just to confirm that Goff Richards himself will be attending the concert along with over 100 other VIP's from the brass band world - including condutors, adjudicators and fellow composers.

    Come along and pay tribute to the great man and have a fun evening hearing his music being played by 2 fantastic bands (Wire Brass - most entertaining band Butlins 2008 : Most entertaing band Rhyll 2009 - Bribane Excelsior, Australia's No 1 ranked band)

    For tickets (£10), contact the Parr Hall Box Office directly on 01925 442345

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