Spring Concert

Location
Risca Moriah Baptist Church
Date
13-04-2019
Event Type
Concert

For Tickets or more information, please contact:
Fundraising on 01633 851051 or email fundraising@stdavidshospicecare.org

Join us on Saturday, April 13th at Moriah Baptist Church in Risca for a musical extravaganza not to be missed!

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

The exciting lineup for this concert means it’s going to be one not to be missed. We will be welcoming…

Rogerstone Community Band

Musical Director : Mr Robert Burnett

The Rogerstone Band was formed in 1948, initially as a wind band, but soon converted wholly to brass. Under its first conductors, Mr Tom Morgan and Mr Sam Roberts, the band maintained a steady progression from 4th section to 2nd section by the late 1960s. Following the untimely death of ‘Sam’, the baton passed to Mr Brian Buckley. Building on these strong foundations, 1970 saw the band achieve a record of twelve 1st and two 2nd prizes from fourteen local and national contests. The jewel in the crown being the title of ‘Second Section Champion Band of Great Britain’. The following year, the band won the 1st section at the Welsh Area Championships, qualifying for its first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall and also gained 3rd place at the European Championships, held in Brussels.

Two further appearances were made in the first section if the National Championships, before a steady change in fortunes and personnel saw the band moving back to the 2nd section. In 1992 and 1993 the band again qualified to represent Wales at the National Championships, in London, and gained a short-lived promotion back to the 1st section.

In 2007 the band achieved charitable status, and since that time has redoubled its efforts in supporting both local and national charities.
In the latter part of 2015 the band again suffered a loss of personnel, which stopped the band participating in contests and concerts.
In 2017 the few remaining members decided to relaunch the organisation using a different approach and changed the name of the band to “The Rogerstone Community Band” The band are now a non- contesting organisation and the members are from past and present who enjoy the art of playing a brass instrument, but not necessarily enjoy participating in contests anymore. The aim of the band will be to perform in organised concerts throughout the year to support the infrastructure of the organisation and of course the local community of Rogerstone and beyond.

Risca Male Choir

New Music Director: TOMOS GWYN
Accompanist: ALISON THOMAS

Founded in 1970, Risca Male Choir has established an enviable reputation with its diverse performance styles and trendsetting programmes. Competition successes have included the title Male Choir of the Year, winning the Welsh Choral Challenge shield, the National Eisteddfod, the Bronze Medal from the Malta International Choral Competition, Male Choir Winners at the International Choir Festival of Jersey, and the Majestic Battle of the Choirs, Torquay. In 1997 the choir was given the WS Gwynn Williams award in recognition of its contribution to the performance of contemporary Welsh music.

 

Uckfield Concert Brass

At Uckfield Concert Brass we have great fun giving top-quality performances across southern England.

Our Musical Director and players enjoy delighting audiences throughout the region and trying something a little different.

We regularly collaborate with singers and sometimes dancers. We put on themed concerts and spectacular events.

Lizzie Metcalf

Tickets are only £7 (£5 for concessions)

You can book yours online here…

Alternatively, to book tickets or for more information call 01633 851051 or email hello@stdavidshospicecare.org

We can’t wait to welcome you!

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