Return Visit to Coton Green Church

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) made a return visit to Coton Green Church in Tamworth on 7 November 2013. This was the band’s fourth visit to the church in recent years and the church rose to the challenge once more with a large, expectant crowd gathered for this mid-week visit.

The band took the opportunity to feature some new additions to the repertoire ahead of an upcoming weekend in Norwich. They featured trombone soloist Mark Sharman who played Leslie Condon’s Song of Exuberance for the first time. Other new repertoire included High and Lifted Up (Steven Ponsford) and Paul Sharman’s Everlasting Hope, which was written last month especially for this band.

The full program was as follows:

  1. Fill the World with Glory (Kevin Larsson)
  2. Guardian of My Soul (Darren Shaw)
  3. The Golden Pen (Wilfred Heaton)
  4. A Time for Peace (Peter Graham), Neil Blessett, tenor horn
  5. Lift Up Your Voice (Stephen Bulla)
  6. Song of Exuberance (Leslie Condon), Mark Sharman, trombone
  7. Resurgam (Eric Ball)


  1. High and Lifted Up (Steven Ponsford)
  2. Love Divine (congregational song)
  3. A Celtic Impression (Darrol Barry)
  4. Euphony (Robert Redhead), David Taylor, euphonium
  5. Where I Love to Be (Kevin Larsson)
  6. Everlasting Hope (Paul Sharman)
  7. Fire in the Blood (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)

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