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Wantage Band

18 May 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brass Rejoicing

Part of the successful Wantage Silver Band organisation, their award winning, championship section band will perform a selection of music put together by their musical director Jonathan Pippen. This will include a new commission being written specially for the band to perform at this concert by Newbury-based composer Florence Anna Maunders.

The concert theme of Brass Rejoicing takes inspiration from Edward Gregson’s masterpiece The World Rejoicing: Symphonic Variations on a Lutheran Chorale, which will form part of tonight’s performance and will be performed by the band at the 2023 British Open Spring Festival in Blackpool.

Come along to celebrate all that is good about the sound of a brass band.

Commission supported by Friends of Newbury Spring Festival

There are a number of free seats available for Under 30’s for this concert. If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, please call the box office on 01635 522733 or visit in person to collect your free ticket.


Gareth Wood                                    Fanfare of Daffodils
Florence Anna Maunders              The Triumph of Kakistocracy
Philip Sparke                                    Aria Tenor Horn Soloist Jemma Johnstone
Edward Gregson                              The World Rejoicing
George Allen                                    The Wizard
Mozart, Arr Rimmer                       Overture The Magic Flute
Bellstedt, Arr Bob Childs               Napoli Soloist Lucas Lockley.
Phil Lawrence                                  Samba Verde
Bryne & Fisher, Arr Brian Thomas         Could Be
Newley and Bricusse. Arr Lawrence      Feeling Good
Trad, Arr Higgins.                           Ar lan Y Mor
Bellstedt, arr Sandy Smith            Capriccio Brilliante
Soloist Gav Clemons
Tom Davoren                                   Visions of Kholkis


Wantage Band
Jon Pippen musical director


(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)

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Free Tickets for Under 30s
£Please Call the box office 01635 522733
£Please Call the box office 01635 522733
Date: 18 May 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event CategoryFree for Under 30s
Venue Name: Corn Exchange
Address: The Corn Exchange, Market Place
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5BD United Kingdom

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