As usual, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) had a busy month leading up to Christmas, with a parade and three major Christmas concerts in and around Toronto.
Month: January 2014
Regent Hall Carol Concerts
Regent Hall’s carol concert is arguably one of the most exciting events on its calendar. It has been so popular that there are two performances, both attended by near-capacity audiences. Concerts for 2013 were held on 15 December.
Birmingham Citadel with Only Men Aloud
The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) joined Only Men Aloud at Symphony Hall on Thursday, 12 December 2013, as part of the choir’s 2013 Christmas tour of the UK.
Carol Concert at Old Monkland Church
On 10 December 2013, a mild night, the Bellshill Band (Bandmaster Yvonne Ferguson) headed to Old Monkland Church, Coatbridge, for a carol concert. A warm welcome awaited them, in more ways than one.
Trafalgar Square and Women’s Clubs
Regent Hall Band began its Christmas season with an annual event in Trafalgar Square and the National Association of Women’s Clubs Carol Concert.
Parade and Concert in Richmond
The National Capital Band (Bandmaster Dr. Steve Kellner) traveled to Richmond, Virginia on 7 December 2013, participating in the Richmond Christmas Parade and playing a carol concert at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the afternoon.
Fellowship Band in Purbrook
Bandmaster John Bird and the Solent Fellowship Band offered a cleverly constructed program which charmed and delighted a receptive audience at St. John the Baptist Church in Purbrook on Friday, 29 November 2013.
Staff Band at Haaglanden Annual Music Festival
The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) was in The Hague, the residence of the King and Queen of the Netherlands, on the weekend of 23 – 24 November 2013 as part of the Haaglanden Annual Music Festival.
Regent Hall Supports Carol Concert
On Monday evening, 25 November 2013, Regent Hall Band participated in the Salvation Army’s Annual Carol Concert at Royal Albert Hall. Other participants included the International Staff Songsters, vocalist Lee Mead, a timbrel brigade combining performers from Staines and Regent Hall, actress Hannah Gordon, worship group Takasa (whose eldest member is 95) and celebrity chef Brian Turner (a former Salvationist).
Tolcher Featured in Dearborn Heights
The Dearborn Heights Citadel Band (Bandmaster Tom Hanton) welcomed Brett Tolcher, principal trombone of the Chicago Staff Band, as its guest soloist for its Thanksgiving Concert.