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We're in the fabulous Sheffield City Hall this evening recording Paul Mealor's 'Paradise' alongside Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus!
Tune in to BBC Radio 3 at 7:30 to hear music from our concert at the RNCM Festival of Brass, we'll be joined by the Cory band!
It's always a privilege to perform at the RNCM Festival of Brass! Last night we were joined by Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus for the premiere of Paul Mealor's 'Paradise' and legendary trombonist Peter Moore in 'Radio City'. The concert was also recorded by BBC Radio 3!
We were back in Morley Town Hall last night and we were joined by Peter Moore and Phillip Cobb, both of the London Symphony Orchestra! Here they are in action recording solos and a duet by Peter Graham! Peter will be joining us again this evening to perform Peter Graham's Radio City at the RNCM Festival of Brass.
Preparations are going well for our performance at the RNCM Festival of Brass on Saturday night; extra seats have been allocated due to a complete sell out! It was also a nice surprise at rehearsal tonight to see the presentation banner of our new seat Sponsors for 2018. Thanks to everyone for their support!
Some more upcoming commissions!
Here's one to look forward to when the weather's a bit better! We'll be performing in Rotherham Minster on Thursday 3rd May at 7:30, tickets can be purchased from our box office- https://www.blackdykeshop.co.uk/rotherham-minster---thursday-3rd-may-2018-128-p.asp
Some big pieces on our programme today!
Fantastic concert at Morley Town Hall this evening, featuring Un Vie de Matelot and On the Shoulders of Giants! We'll be returning to this hall on Friday evening for a recording with two very special guests...
It is with immense sadness that The Black Dyke Band has learned of the passing of their former President and the Founder Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Donald Hanson. Donald was a proud Yorkshire brass band enthusiast who, in his role as Chairman of the Bradford and Bingley Building Society stepped forward to take responsibility for the band as the John Foster and Son textile business was closing, and the band’s future was in grave doubt. He went on to assemble and lead a group of like-minded friends to continue to support the band when the Bradford and Bingley sponsorship came to an end. David Allen, Chairman of Trustees, commented, “Donald’s contribution to the history of the band is unsurpassed. His remarkable generosity, and warmth of personality will be sorely missed by all in the Black Dyke Band family, and his legacy lives on in the Donald Hanson Bandroom and The Black Dyke Band of 2018.” Nicholas Childs, Musical Director, added, “Donald had wonderful business acumen but his heart was full of kindness and music. There was no doubt that his favourite band was Black Dyke. Donald was the first President and founder of the Board of Trustees, and many consider that without his actions to purchase the bandroom in the mid 1990’s, it would be difficult to imagine how the band would have survived in his beloved Queensbury” There will be a private family funeral, and plans are underway for a Memorial Service in March.
After getting back at midnight last night from our concert in Hornchurch, we were back in the bandroom tonight working on some great music. We will be performing Paul Mealor's new commission 'Paradise' with a 170-strong choir at the RNCM Festival of Brass next week!
We've started the long journey down south!