On the evening of Saturday 25th October 2014, we held our Grand Gala Concert at Wombourne Civic Centre. Our special guests were High Arcal School Advanced Jazz Band led by James Roberts. The band was started about 10 years ago. In this time they have enjoyed a lot of success in regional and national competitions & events.
They have won numerous Gold & Platinum awards at the National Concert Band Festival and have been invited to perform in Music for Youth’s National Festival at Adrian Boult Hall at Birmingham Conservatoire.
The band also perform in various concerts in school and may be booked to play at events in the wider community. E.g. they have performed at Brierley Hill Civic Hall.
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Extract taken from Wombourne Music Festival 2013 article written by Richard Hill for St. Benedict Biscop Church.
In the evening we had the delight of Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir, and that was another pleasure. They were well rehearsed, effortless and with a narrator (compére) of clear diction and some wit. This was easy listening of the finest quality with such clear enunciation. The performance of ‘How Great Thou Art’ at the end of the evening was so well done.
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This was the planned programme for our concert at St. Benedict Biscop Church, part of Wombourne music festival on Wednesday 19th June at 7.30pm. For more info, see our event list.
2. Some Enchanted Evening
3. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
4. Tydi a Roddaist
5. Solo spot
6. When I Fall in Love
7. You raise me up
8. Solo spot
9. Do you hear the people sing
10. Last of the Summer wine
11. The Dambusters March
12. Fisherman of England
13. Tales from the Vienna woods
Black Country humour spot
14. Speed your journey
15. Unchained melody
16. Highland Cathedral
17. Solo spot
18. I write the songs
19. Let there be peace on Earth
20. Just Jolson Medley
Finishing with an uplifting song.
Tickets: Adults £8, Children £3
Ticket Offices: (in Wombourne)
Beau Regards, High Street. Tel: (01902) 896178
Taylors Greengrocers, Church Rd. Tel: (01902) 892154
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The choir’s Grand Gala Concert was staged at Wombourne Civic Centre on Friday 19th October 2012 at 7.30pm.
We were delighted to welcome Charlotte Pearson as our guest soloist for the evening. Staffordshire born Charlotte is a clasically trained Soprano having trained at the Royal Northern College of Music & the Sydney Consertorium of Music. She has taken many stage roles within Musical theatre, opera scenes & operas all over the country, including Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen, Cosette in Les Miserables, Blanche Ingram within the UK premier of Jane Eyre the musical.Charlotte is part of the highly successful opera duo “Solo Voci.’
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