Expressions is an annual concert held at Regent Hall Corps in central London. It heralds the start of the Brass Arts Festival. The brainchild of Bandmaster Steve Hanover, the event is now in its 14th year. Participants this year included Sue Blyth, her daugther Abigail Johnson, vocal group Four Hymn, Regent Hall Band (Bandmaster Steve Hanover), Regent Hall Songsters (Songster Leader Mark Walton), and the Belfast Temple Summer School Timbrels.
Held this year on 9 October, the annual Expressions concert at Regent Hall is the brainchild of Bandmaster Steve Hanover. It heralds the start of the Brass Arts Festival, which complements the National Brass Band Championships. This year, guests for the evening were Majors Leonard and Heather Ballantine, and Charlie Green, vocal soloist.
This recording, including both brass and vocal music of Major Leslie Condon, features the Croydon Citadel Band (Bandmaster Iain Parkhouse), Regent Hall Songsters (Songster Leader Mark Walton), Les Neish (tuba) and Brett Baker (trombone).
The International Staff Songsters (Songster Leader Dorothy Nancekievill) visited Regent Hall Corps on the weekend of 5 – 6 April 2014, with a vocal workshop and festival on Saturday, and worship and and afternoon festival on Sunday.
A capacity crowd was at Regent Hall on 8 March 2014 for a concert honoring the late Major Leslie Condon and benefiting the Leslie Condon Trust. Performers included Croydon Citadel Band, Regent Hall Songsters, trombone soloist Brett Baker and tuba soloist Les Neish.
Remembrance Weekend, 9 – 10 November 2013, was a memorable one at Regent Hall Corps. In addition to the long-anticipated visit of the Sunderland Millfield Songsters (Songster Leader Peter Laing), the weekend also featured the annual march to the National Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Maidstone Corps held its Annual Summer Spectacular at the Friars in Aylesford on 16 June 2012. The Maidstone Band (Bandmaster Kevin Ashman) was joined by the Regent Hall Songsters this year, treating the audience to an interesting and balanced program.
East Barnet may be one of the smaller Salvation Army corps, but what it lacks in size it made up for in a welcome for the Regent Hall Songsters (Songster Leader John Martin) and instrumental soloist Paul Sharman for a festival on Saturday, 7 May 2011.