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Grimethorpe Colliery Band
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Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Leeds Best of Brass 2019/20: Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Dr David Thornton​ - conductor 

Anderson - ORB March Listen
Staigers/Muscroft - Fantasia on Carnival of Venice Listen 
Featuring cornet soloist Iain Culross
Sparke - Elegy & Finale from A Tale As Yet Untold Listen 
W Hogarth Lear - Hogarth’s Hoedown Listen 
Irish Trad/Jackson - Londonderry Air Listen 
Ball - Journey into Freedom Listen


Jack Stamp - Fanfare: Cheers! (Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s International Composer in Residence) 
Sondheim/Fernie - Send in the Clowns Listen 
Featuring tenor horn soloist Helen Varley 
Music from the Roaring 20’s!:
Gershwin/Richards - Strike Up The Band Listen
Gershwin/Fernie - Someone to Watch Over Me Listen 
Ellington/Sykes - Caravan Listen 
Monti/Sykes - Czardas 
Featuring tuba soloist Shaun Crowther
Robertson/Ball - All in the April Evening Listen 
Elms/Jenkins - Finale: The Battle of Trafalgar Listen 
Featuring narrator Colum O'Shea

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. The band’s Musical Director Sandy Smith is a prolific arranger for brass bands, having had his work recorded and performed by all of the leading UK bands.

This concert is part of the Leeds Best of Brass 2019/20 series. 

Read an interview with Solo Horn of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Helen Varley. 

View the brochure for the Leeds Best of Brass 2019/20 series. 

Further concerts as part of the Leeds Best of Brass 2019/20 series:
Saturday 19 October 2019 - Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
Saturday 16 November 2019 - Tredegar Town Band 
Saturday 7 December 2019 - Leyland Band
Saturday 18 January 2020 - Black Dyke Band
Saturday 7 March 2020 - Foden's Band 
Saturday 4 April 2020 - Brighouse & Rastrick Band
Saturday 25 April 2020 - Rothwell Temperance Band


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

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