It’s A Strictly Silent Night For Newstead Brass

December 27, 2022
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December 27, 2022 Mike Allcock

Newstead Brass rounded off 2022 with a cameo appearance on BBC’s flagship ‘Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special’ backing Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts’ vocal rendition of ‘Silent Night’ before she waltzed the same tune with professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice.

Nicola’s recording with the band was made during a sell-out concert at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal on Monday 12th December with Vicky McClure and Our Dementia Choir where the band also shared the stage with Sheridan Smith, Adrian Dunbar and The Idolins.

A band spokesman added: “We were delighted to accept the invitation to support the Dementia Choir with their Christmas Concert and also to play at their Christmas Ball the following night, although it was a little odd playing the concert amidst the set and props for ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ which is the Theatre’s main show for December.

“It rounded off a busy month for the band which has also seen sell-out concerts with our friends at Mansfield Male Voice Choir and supporting the fundraising activities of Arnold and Mapperley Rotary club alongside ensembles from the band playing at Carol Services and Christmas Markets across the local area.”

There will just be a few silent nights for Newstead Brass members now before returning to rehearsals in the new year focusing on the upcoming Midland Area Brass Band Championships at Corby in February.

See more highlights from the Dementia Choir Christmas concert at

See the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special at

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