Major George Whittingham and the
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Saturday’s performances were in benefit of the Hadleigh Temple Young People’s
Band. The youngsters started things off by “playing on” the Fellowship
Band. Items presented by the Young People’s Band included The Hanover
Variations, This Is Why (with euphonium soloist Christopher
Carter) and I Want to Tell You (with horn soloist Bradley George).
The Fellowship Band began their portion of the concert with Southern
Australia. The band formed into a Male Chorus to sing The Lord’s
Prayer, and played Eric Ball’s classic Sound Out the Proclamation.
Solo items from members of the Fellowship Band included The Song of the
Brother (Adrian Horwood, euphonium), The Eternal Quest
(John Spicer, trombone) and Love Changes Everything (Leslie
Swift, vocal). The concert concluded with Melodies of Dvorak and
another Ball classic, the march Star Lake. In addition to the music and
worship aspects, the evening was also a financial success, with almost
£500 raised for the Hadleigh Temple Young People’s Band.
Sunday was done in “Old-Fashioned” style, with Holiness, Praise and
Salvation meetings. In the afternoon the Fellowship Band presented some lighter
pieces, such as Cheer Up and Joyful Day, along with two more
masterpieces from the pen of Eric Ball, The Triumph of Peace and The
King of Kings. In addition to the Fellowship Band, the musical sections
from Hadleigh Temple (Band, Songsters, Young People’s Band and Young People’s
Singing Company) also participated in the various meetings.
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