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Brighouse & Rastrick Band | Leeds Best of Brass 2021/2022

Sat 2 Apr, 7:30pm

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Gareth Brindle – conductor

Lovatt-Cooper Enter The Galaxies Listen
Brahms Academic Festival Overture Listen
James Carnival of Venice Listen
Featuring cornet soloist Tom Smith
Binge Cornet Carillon Listen
Featuring the cornet section
Berlin/Richards Let’s Face the Music and Dance Listen
Lovatt-Cooper With His First Breath Listen
Featuring baritone soloist Amy Ewen
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Listen

Interval

Wagner Introduction to Act III, Lohengrin Listen 
McCartney/Farr Live and Let Die Listen
Featuring soprano soloist Martin Irwin
World Tour:
Milhaud/Snell Scaramouche Listen
Arr Graham Hine e Hine Listen
Arr Richards An American Trilogy Listen
Jenkins/Small Benedictus from The Armed Man Listen
Featuring euphonium soloist Chris Robertson
Elgar Nimrod Listen
Widor Toccata Listen

Formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire, Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. The band has attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts and many notable triumphs to its credit in the highly competitive contesting field. Today, it continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts.

Gareth Brindle began playing euphonium at the age of eight.  He developed his trade playing for a number of North West Bands throughout his teenage years. In 2001 he made the move onto baritone and quickly earned a reputation as one of the finest soloists of his generation. He enjoyed great success winning back-to-back National Champion Brass Band Finals of Great Britain with the Williams Fairey Band. In 2004 Gareth joined Black Dyke Band as its Principal Baritone. During his time at Black Dyke he won the National Championship of Great Britain a further three times and added multiple British Open and European victories. In 2012 Gareth started his conducting career at Rainford Band after retiring from playing following nine successful years at Black Dyke. Under his leadership the band enjoyed its most successful period in the band’s history and achieved one of the fastest rises to the Grand Shield in its 100 years. Gareth left Rainford Band in 2019 and has since been involved with a variety of bands. Away from brass bands Gareth works for Naxos Ltd, one of the world’s leading classical music companies.

 

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Sat 2 Apr 7.30 pm £12.27/£14.09 Book
PRICES:

£15.50 Full price
£13.50 Concessions (Over 60s, Under 18s, full-time students, unwaged and LeedsCard Extra holders)
(prices include booking fees)

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