The evening of 27 October was unbelievably wet and cold, nevertheless, for those who braved the elements and ventured to the Bishops Stortford Methodist Church for a concert by the London Central Fellowship Band (Bandmaster David Daws), there was warmth and encouragement in abundance. The event was an annual Bible Society praise concert which has, over the years, been regularly supported by the Fellowship Band. In fact, only a few weeks before, an ensemble from the Fellowship Band supported another Bible Society function in the same town.
The Fellowship Band presented a varied program featuring old and new music from its repertoire. Solos were given by Dave Thomas (cornet), Jim Rogers (flügelhorn), Caroline Seredynski (piano) and Brian Huke (vocal). A particular commendation went to James Adcock (euphonium), who played Commitment despite having suffered from the flu for several days. Also well-received was local trombonist Don Jenkins with a magnificent rendition of The Londonderry Air accompanied by the band.
Items from the full band included Disney Fantasy, The Witness and Swedish Hymn. In conclusion, the band played the plaintive arrangement by David Catherwood of Come Home, followed by George Marshall’s rousing Army of the Brave.
London Central Fellowship Band web site