Tag Archives: Neil Blessett

Pre-Contest Concert at British Open

Birmingham Symphony Hall

On 9 September 2017, Symphony Hall in Birmingham was packed with brass band enthusiasts for the annual British Open contest. As has become tradition, the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) presented a pre-contest concert in the foyer of the hall.  Read more

Recording Sessions for Birmingham Citadel Band

Birmingham Citadel Band recording session, 2016

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) has been privileged to make several recordings in recent years, and the lovely building of St. Michael’s Church in Boldmere was the setting for their latest sessions, held 30 September – 1 October 2016.  Read more

Birmingham Citadel Pre-Contest Concert

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) plays in the foyer of Birmingham Symphony Hall prior to the British Open 2016.

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) were once again pleased to perform in the foyer of Birmingham Symphony Hall before the commencement of the British Open brass band contest on 10 September 2016.  Read more

Spring Music Weekend in Bellshill

New Corps building at Bellshill

The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) visited Scotland for a ministry weekend in Bellshill, 18 – 19 April 2015. The weekend consisted of a festival concert on Saturday evening and a worship service and afternoon concert on Sunday.  Read more

Recording Sessions for Birmingham Citadel

The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) had three recording sessions in two days, 10 – 11 October 2014, for a new recording with is due out in December 2014. This recording is a mix of old and new, as the band recorded established classic repertoire from Dean Goffin and Bramwell Coles alongside new music from the pens of Paul Sharman and Martin Cordner.  Read more

Concert in Luton

The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) made the trip to Luton for the first time on 20 September 2014. The band was there to play a concert in the modern suite of buildings at the Luton Corps of the Salvation Army.  Read more

Birmingham Citadel Band at the British Open

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The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) was delighted to be back at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, for the British Open band contest on 6 September 2014. The band, as in previous years, provided a one-hour concert in the concourse as thousands gathered for this special day in the banding calendar.  Read more

Concert at Hasbury Church

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) was delighted to be back at Hasbury Church in Halesowen on Saturday, 10 May 2014, nearly eight years after the band’s last visit to the church.   Read more

Ministry Weekend in Greater Manchester

Their first “away weekend” of 2014, 1 - 2 March, saw the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) visit two towns in Greater Manchester. On Saturday evening, the band was delighted to be back in the beautiful hall at Sale and on Sunday the band made the short trip to Stockport.   Read more