Monthly Archives: January 2008

Christmas in South East Kent

Once again the Hythe Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Richard Carroll) were able to spread the Gospel through Christmas music during December 2007. The band participated in events such as the Mayoress of Dover’s Christmas Ball, held in the historic Dover Town Hall. Other highlights included A Christmas Spectacular in Hythe High Street, which  Read more

Charity Carol Concert, St. George’s Parish, Beckenham

The South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham), the St. George’s Parish Church Choir (Director Nigel Groome) and special guests General John Larsson and Commissioner Freda Larsson joined together to present a concert in aid of Cancer Research UK at St. George’s Parish Church, Beckenham, on 15 December 2007. The Fellowship Band commenced the  Read more

Derby Playhouse Carols for All 2007

Following a number of weeks of uncertainty with regard to the opening of the Derby Playhouse, the Derby Central Corps was able to participate in the annual “Carols for All” program at the Playhouse on 16 December 2007. Derby Central corps officers Majors Ted and Freda Benneyworth led the program, with items included from many  Read more

Norwich Citadel Christmas Engagements

For most Salvation Army bands, December is the busiest month. For the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Douglas Beattie), December 2007 was no exception, with the band and its members undertaking a total of 19 engagements, ranging from playing carols in a very cold and occasionally wet Gentleman’s Walk on three Saturdays to Christmas concerts and  Read more

Concert for Guide Dogs for the Blind

The Gloucester Salvation Army Band (Bandmaster Clifford Matthews) played a charity concert on 21 December 2007 at Highnam Community Centre for the benefit of Highnam Cricket Club and their chosen charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind. The band presented a varied program that included solo items, a little magi and carols from around the world,  Read more

Busy Christmas Season for Canadian Staff Band

The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Brian Burditt) had another busy Christmas season in 2007. For the third straight year, the Staff Band participated as a part of the massed band for the Toronto Santa Claus Parade, held on 17 November 2007. That evening, the Staff Band joined with senior and junior ensembles from Scarborough Citadel  Read more

Christmas Concerts with the Stockholm Bach Choir

For nearly 30 years, the Salvation Army Stockholm South Citadel Band (previously the Stockholm VII Band) has cooperated with the world-famous Stockholm Bach Choir in their annual Christmas Carol concerts. This season’s concert series, which occurred on 21 – 22 December 2007, was held in the magnificent Gustaf Vasa Church in central Stockholm. In addition  Read more

12th Annual Meningitis Trust Christmas Concert

The Gloucester Salvation Army Senior Band (Bandmaster Clifford Matthews) was part of the 12th Annual Christmas Concert in aid of the Meningitis Trust, held on 11 December 2007 at Gloucester Cathedral. The band presented Christmas music along with the Cleeve School Senior Choir, Gotherington Singers and the Rhema Gospel Choir. Pam Ayres presented a Christmas  Read more

Symphony Hall Carol Concert

On a cold, damp Sunday afternoon (9 December 2007), a crowd assembled in the foyer of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. As the people slowly made their way into the auditorium, there was a buzz of excitement and anticipation. For many, this was the perfect start to their Christmas festivities, an opportunity to reflect on the true  Read more

“Cathedral Brass” Christmas Concert

The Derby Central Band (Bandmaster Alan Losh) of the Salvation Army joined with the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band (Musical Director Sharon Stansfield) on 8 December 2007 for a Christmas concert at the Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas. The evening was begun by the Long Eaton band, who started the evening with Belford’s Carnival March  Read more