One of the oldest and best-known brass bands in the world, Black Dyke Band brings Big Band favourites to Morley Town Hall on Saturday 9 February as part of the prestigious Leeds Best of Brass 2018/19 series.
Under the baton of Guest Conductor Professor Peter Graham, Black Dyke Band will perform Big Band favourites and movie classics including What a Wonderful World, Song of the Volga Boatmen, Soul Bossa Nova from the Austin Powers’ films, I Will Follow Him from Sister Act and the main theme tune from Mission Impossible. The band will also perform Mantia’s stunning Endearing Young Charms featuring a euphonium solo by Dan Thomas, Kaye’s lively march Queensbury and Shine as the Light composed by tonight’s conductor, Professor Peter Graham.
The most successful contesting band in the world, Black Dyke Band recently won the 2018 Yorkshire Regional Championship, a title it has claimed 22 times. The band has always been at the forefront of brass band activity, making one of the earliest brass band recordings in 1904 and embarking on a five month tour of Canada and the United States in 1906. Black Dyke has over 350 recordings to its name and has provided background music for television and film. From its very earliest days Black Dyke Band has always encouraged young people to enjoy music at the highest level; in 2006, under the guidance of Nicholas Childs, the band formed the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band.
Tonight’s conductor, Professor Peter Graham was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland and is a leading figure amongst contemporary brass band composers. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and then undertook postgraduate studies with Edward Gregson at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He holds a PhD in composition. He has worked regularly as an arranger for BBC Television and Radio and has specialised in composition for brass band. His music for wind and concert band has been recorded and performed by many of the world’s leading ensembles, including the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and the Royal Norwegian Navy Band.
There's nothing more heart-warming than an evening of brass band music with tea, coffee and cakes at the interval so don’t miss out! Tickets for the Black Dyke Band at Morley Town Hall on Saturday 9 February are priced at £14.50 (£12.50 concessions) and can be purchased from the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 or book online.
Book for Black Dyke Band at Morley Town Hall on Saturday 9 February.