Brass and Voice combine to mark St George’s Day

April 10, 2023
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April 10, 2023 Mike Allcock

Newstead Brass and The Kirkby Chorus will combine at Kirkby-in-Ashfield’s St Wilfrid’s Church at 7.00 pm on Sunday 23rd April to mark St George’s Day with a special ‘Best of British’ themed concert which will end with the ‘English National Anthems’ – Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.

Newstead Brass are currently Nottinghamshire’s highest ranked brass band, having won the North East Midlands Title in February followed by 5th place at the recent Midland Championships. Their guest conductor for this event will be David Purkiss (resident conductor of the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band). David’s selected a varied programme of popular and sacred music from charts, stage and screen to end with a ‘proms style’ sing along featuring the sailors hornpipe, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory in recognition of it being England’s patron saint day.

The Kirkby Chorus is a choir set up after Covid to help improve mental health through the power of singing. Since then we’ve gone from strength to strength with a growing local reputation including prizes at local music festivals.

Tickets cost just £5 (plus 30p booking fee) from or can be reserved by calling / texting 07914 529936. Tickets will also be available on the door.
Proceeds will support the activities of St Wilfrid’s Church, Newstead Brass and The Kirkby Chorus.

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