Monthly Archives: January 2007

Hartpury Community Hall Christmas Concert

Hartpury Community Hall was the venue for a Christmas concert presented by the Gloucester Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Clifford Matthews) on 8 December 2006. The band began the concert with the old classic Christmas march Christmas Joy (Erik Leidzén), followed by an arrangement of Deck the Halls. The band showed its vocal talents  Read more

Christmas with the Salvation Army in Toronto

The fourth annual Christmas with the Salvation Army concert was held on 2 December 2006 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. In addition to the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Brian Burditt), this year's festival also included a festival chorus and special guests Jude Gotrich and the Duncan Hopkins Quartet. The Staff Band, in addition to  Read more

Christmas in Cradley Heath

Cradley Heath Corps held its annual Christmas Carol Concert on 2 December 2006 at Halesowen Cornbow Hall. The event was a benefit for autism.westmidlands. In addition to the Cradley Heath Band (Bandmaster Rob Westwood-Payne) and Songsters, the concert featured the Lutley Primary School Choir, who presented selections from their Christmas musical, Ned and Ted's Christmas  Read more

Annual Cloud 9 Christmas Concert in Gloucester

The Gloucester Salvation Army hosted the Annual Cloud 9 Christmas Carol service on Friday, 1 December 2006. This year's event had special significance as it marks the 20th anniversary of the Cloud 9 charity, which provides terminally and seriously ill children with vacations to Walt Disney World in Florida. Many of those in attendance were  Read more

Carols in Swansea

The Swansea Citadel Band, Songsters, Singing Company and Young People's Band Learners presented a Civic Carol Concert. Special guests for the evening were the Morriston Rugby Club male voice choir. Chief Secretary Lt.-Colonel William Cochrane served as the compére for the event. Over 2,000 persons attended over two performances, and £2,500 was raised for the  Read more

5th Annual Brass Weekend in Kingston, New York

The 5th annual Brass Band Weekend in Kingston, New York, was held on 17 – 18 November 2006. Featuring the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris), the event was sponsored by the Kingston Citadel Corps, led by corps officers Captain James C. Kisser, Jr. and Auxiliary Captain Deborah L. Kisser. An audience of more  Read more

Cancer Research Benefit in Upper Norwood

Despite adverse weather conditions, a good audience was in place for the South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham) and guest soloists Kevin Ashman (cornet) and Dr. Simon Schultz (piano) at Upper Norwood for the third annual concert in support of Cancer Research UK, held on 17 November 2006. The concert was chaired by  Read more

Morning at 614, Afternoon with Favourite Hymns

On 12 November 2006, the Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth) joined with the community and members of the Melbourne 614 project, located on Bourke Street in the heart of Melbourne's Central Business District. Following the worship services at Melbourne 614, the Staff Band moved to the Melbourne Town Hall for a program entitled “Our  Read more

Ballantine Featured in Profile XXVIII

The 28th installment of the long-running Profile Night series, hosted by the Greater New York Division, featured Major Leonard Ballantine. Well-known for both choral and brass compositions in the Salvation Army, Ballantine currently serves with his wife, Major Heather Ballantine, as corps officer of Yorkminster Citadel in Toronto. He recently served as the Territorial Music  Read more