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Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Leeds Best of Brass 2018/19: Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Sandy Smith - conductor 
Simon Lindley - compere

Fry/Farr - Softly, Softly Listen
Berlioz/Brand - Overture: The Corsair Listen
Levy/Wyss​ - Grand Russian Fantasy Listen 
Featuring cornet soloist Kathleen Gaspoz
Traditional/Harper - The Water of Tyne Listen
Rodrigo/Bolton - Concierto de Aranjuez Listen   
Featuring flugel soloist Mark Walters  
Bliss/Ball - Two Dances from Checkmate: i Ceremony of the Red Bishops Listen, ii Finale – Checkmate Listen


Traditional Danish/Smith - The Topped Hen Listen
Howard/Barbour - Fly Me To The Moon Listen  
Featuring trombone soloist Chris Binns  
Various/Smith - Astaire!
Downie - In Perfect Peace Listen
Graham - Brilliante Listen
Featuring euphonium soloist Phillipe Schwartz                       
Traditional/Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry Listen        
Stravinsky/Farr - The Firebird Suite Listen                                                               

Grimethorpe Colliery Band was formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workmen of the colliery. The
band is a British institution; its contest successes remain legendary. Grimethorpe’s diverse concert
performances include those at the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision, and
London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, together with a wealth of national and international
television and radio appearances and professional recordings. With tours to Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, and concerts and festival appearances throughout Europe, the band’s performance reputation remains unsurpassed. 

This concert is part of the Leeds Best of Brass 2018/19 series taking place at Morley Town Hall:
Saturday 17 November - Virtuosi GUS Band 
Saturday 8 December - Reg Vardy Band
Saturday 19 January 2019 - Hammonds Saltaire Band
Saturday 9 February 2019 - Black Dyke Band
Saturday 9 March 2019 - Fairey Band
Saturday 6 April 2019 - Brighouse & Rastrick Band
Saturday 27 April 2019 - Rothwell Temperance Band

Book four of more concerts from the Leeds Best of Brass 2018/19 series and receive a 10% discount.

View the Leeds Best of Brass 2018/19 brochure online.



Standard £14.50
Over 60s, under 18s/students/unwaged £12.50
(including booking fees)

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