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Cory happy to perform to empty seats

It's not often there are empty seats at a Cory concert — but on this occasion in Lydney it was great to see...

Cory
  There were a few empty seats at the Cory concert — but all for a great cause.

The world's number 1 ranked band is used to playing to packed halls around the world, but there were plenty of empty seats on display at Cory's recent concert in the Forest of Dean.

However, far from it being a disappointment, the concert at Oak Farm in Lydney was a roaring success — as over 70 musicians took their cue from MD Philip Harper to move from their seats in the auditorium to join the band for charity inspired 'Acrobat Challenge'.

Opportunity

It came at the end of the annual Indoor Marching Games & Soundsport contest with competitors taking the opportunity to listen to the band in concert where they showcased items such as their Roald Dahl Brass in Concert set after they had taken part their own contests.

Not only did they all play J A Greenwood's famous ditty but they also performed a number of other unique massed band items too, such as Eric Ball's 'Star Lake', PLC's 'Big Top', and the Soundsport Anthem, 'Raise Your Voice'.

Cory tremendous

An event spokesperson told 4BR: "It was a wonderful way to be part of a concert with the world's best brass band.

No wonder we had so much interest — Philip Harper and the Cory players were tremendous. It could be an idea that can catch on!"

It was a wonderful way to be part of a concert with the world's best brass band. No wonder we had so much interest — Philip Harper and the Cory players were tremendous. It could be an idea that can catch on!Event spokesperson

Radio broadcast

The unique sounds of the concert can — including Cory performing on their own can be heard on both Tuesday 20th June (7.00pm) and Tuesday 27th June (7.00pm) on www.triangleradio.co.uk

Fans of Corycan also tune in the following week, to hear their IMG Soundsport concert, including music from their 2016 Brass in Concert-winning set and new CD 'Storytelling'. The show is repeated on Sunday July 2nd at 9pm.



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Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor