On 16 April 2016, a concert in aid of the Eric Ball Trust was held at Gainsborough Citadel, UK. A band of 38 players from around the United Kingdom was joined by Songster Rhoda Atkinson of London to play and sing the music of Eric Ball.
Atkinson sang The Pilgrim Song, In the Secret of Thy Presence, Love Stands the Test, and He Hideth My Soul. The band played both well-known and lesser-known pieces, including The Awakeners, World-Wide Witness, In the Ranks, The Gospel Feast, The Warriors Reward, Hold Thou My Hand, and Softly Sounds the Little Bell.
A timbrel brigade presented a drill to the march Star Lake. The final item of the evening, in which the band, guest vocalist, and audience all joined, was Lessons from Nature.
Major G. Martin, former corps officer of Gainsborough Citadel, read from Scripture. The event raised more the £300 for the trust.
Submitted by Peter Millest