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
Jon Pippen musical director