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Cory lead the star attractions at Brass in Concert weekend

You can't miss the chance to hear the likes of Cory, Eikanger, Wardle and Only Men Aloud in concert action at Sage Gateshead next weekend — and that's only part of the entertainment on show.

Cory
  The Cory MD Philip Harper is part of an all star line up at Brass in Concert this year

There is still time to grab tickets to what promises to be a fantastic weekend of entertainment at the Brass in Concert Festival.

There is so much on offer at Sage Gateshead on the weekend of the 18th/19th November — starting with a wonderful day of workshop music making at 8.15am on Saturday.

Cory stars

Players can join Philip Harper and stars from Cory Band in a Workshop Band to enjoy world class tutoring on great music to perform at a special concourse concert at 2.30pm.

Workshop applications remain open, so get in touch at: or go to the Brass in Concert website to register on-line.

http:/­/­www.brassinconcert.com/­event/­workshops-and-tasters/

Wardle brilliance

At 1.30pm there is also the chance to hear the brilliant youngsters of Wardle Academy Band — Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment champions, in concert.

In addition there are the ever popular 'Taster Sessions', presented in association with Yamaha, which will take place from 10.30am to 1.15pm, offering anyone wishing to blow a brass instrument for the very first time with the chance to do so.

Euro champions

Yamaha will also present a new feature with a free marimba masterclass from percussion virtuoso Le Yu in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall. Don't miss it as space is limited!

All this and European and Siddis champion Eikanger-Bjorsvik led by conductor Reid Gilje will provide a concourse performance at 5.00pm — providing a wonderful aperitif to Saturday evening's Gala Concert with Cory Band and the male vocal group Only Men Aloud at 7.00pm.

Vibrant

BiC Chairman John Woods told 4BR: "The Saturday programme is the most vibrant we have ever presented. There are over 125 youngsters from primary schools in the North East who have already signed up for the workshops.

The outstanding concourse concert line-up also promises to be fantastic entertainment with the opportunity to hear the 2017 Norwegian, European and Siddis champions in action for free before the groundbreaking event with Cory and Only Men Aloud!"

Meanwhile, Sunday will see 12 of the world's finest bands compete for the Brass in Concert Entertainment title, with arguably the strongest line-up ever for the event.

The outstanding concourse concert line-up also promises to be fantastic entertainment with the opportunity to hear the 2017 Norwegian, European and Siddis champions in action for freeJohn Woods

Tickets

A limited number of tickets for World of Brass in Concert on Saturday 18th November, featuring Brass and Voices at the Movies with Cory Band and Only Men Aloud and the Brass in Concert Championship on Sunday 19th November are available at www.sagegateshead.com or from the Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661.



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Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor