Classic Notes: by Anna Brosnan

Anna Brosnan.

Anna Brosnan.

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There are a couple of special events in store for fans of brass music this month.

For the second year running, St Mary’s Church in Toller Street, Kettering will provide the setting for a concert by Youth Brass 2000. This year it will fall on Saturday, May 18 at 7.30pm.

The Wilbarston based Youth Brass group have recently won the Youth Section of the Butlins Championship and were named BBC Radio 2 Youth Band of the Year, as well as Champion Band at the National Youth Championships. Tickets cost £7 or £6 for concessions. Available from the Kettering Tourist Information Centre.

Daventry Brass will also play in a concert with the Elation Choir from Long Buckby at the ICON centre in Eastern Way, Daventry on Saturday. The concert will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7 or £6 for concessions. Available from Dennetts Garden Centre (telephone 01327 702288).

Last but not least, I would like to give another mention to the Northampton Town & County Scottish Association’s concert, featuring the Northampton Male Voice Choir and soloist Paula Wilson, on Saturday.

The concert will be held at 7.30pm at Park Avenue Methodist Church in Northampton. The price is £8 (tea/coffee and biscuits included). The concert will be in aid of Macmillan Oesophageal Cancer Support Group and the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (Northamptonshire Branch). Ring 01604 810202 or 01604 638364. The programme for this event will include Be Still My Soul (Finlandia) by Sibelius.