New York Staff Band Ireland Tour 2011

The Salvation Army is making final preparations to welcome the esteemed New York Staff Band for a week long visit to Ireland at the end of May. The band, under the leadership of Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris, last played in Belfast in 1999 and received a tremendous welcome, engaging the weekend audience in high calibre music, much loved gospel hymns, Salvation Army favourites and much more!

Saturday · 28 May 2011
Carnmoney Presbyterian Church
Newtownabbey BT36 6JZ

Tuesday · 31 May 2011
The Round Room, Mansion House
2 Dawson Street
Dublin 2

Wednesday · 1 June 2011
The Guildhall
Londonderry BT48 4DQ

Regarded as one of the most technical and professional Salvation Army bands in the world, this visit will provide the public with three opportunities to enjoy their special musical ministry in Belfast (Carnmoney Presbyterian Church on 28th May, tickets £10), Dublin (Round Room on 31st May, tickets €15) and Londonderry (The Guildhall on 1st June, tickets priced £8).

The New York Staff Band has been serving continuously for over a century, and from relatively humble musical beginnings, has risen to international stature and now features in over 60 musical recordings. Its repertoire is both broad in scope and innovative, from classical transcripts to jazz, and the band has premiered works penned by renowned composers such as Eric Ball, Erik Leidzén, James Curnow, Emil Söderstrom, Peter Graham and Ray Steadman-Allen.

The band has toured extensively throughout the world, performing in venues such as New York Carnegie Hall, Buckingham Palace and the Sydney Opera House, and has shared the concert platform with among others, the New York Philharmonic, Sir Elton John, Joseph Alessi and Harvey Phillips.

The visit to Ireland precedes the largest gathering of Salvation Army Staff Bands in London at an International Brass Weekend celebrating the 120th anniversary of the London based International Staff Band of The Salvation Army.

The New York Staff Band will join staff bands from Amsterdam, Canada, Chicago, Germany, Japan and Melbourne at The Royal Albert Hall in London for an unforgettable musical experience which is already sold out.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of a memorable evening with The New York Staff Band in Ireland. Seating is limited, so we advise early purchase of tickets to avoid disappointment. Register your interest by e-mailing, or contacting:

Iris Corry at 028 9067 5009 for Belfast tickets, £10

Lieutenant Dominic Eaton at 028 7126 4895 for Londonderry tickets, £8

Major Marjory Parrot at (+353) 01 476 3337 for Dublin tickets, €15

The Salvation Army Ireland Division Press Release
Submitted by Linda Campbell, Regional Press Officer