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Fairey's and Gracie Fields forever...

National Champions at Rochdale for Christmas Concert on 15th December. We have the details…


Williams Fairey Band, the recently crowned 2002 National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain, are to perform a concert of Christmas music at the Gracie Fields Theatre Rochdale on Sunday 15th December commencing at 7.30pm. The concert entitled The Williams Fairey Band say a Merry Christmas with Music will feature many fine soloists of the band, and the band will perform a wide range of music especially selected to suit all tastes. In addition, the audience will have the opportunity to sing a selection of popular carols, which the band will accompany.

The Williams Fairey Band are one of the most famous brass bands in the world, having won every major brass band title. They hail from the hotbed of British brass band life — Stockport — and appear at Rochdale following performances at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Albert Hall, London. It was at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 19th October that the band performed one of the most memorable Championship performances, where they receiving a staggering 198 points out of a possible 200 from the adjudicators for their performance of Masquerade.

The Williams Fairey Band were formed in 1937 and for over 50 years Harry Mortimer was their Musical Advisor. The band have been many times National, British Open and European Champions.

Tickets are now on sale priced at £10.00 and £8.00 and can be purchased from Gracie Field Theatre Box Office, Hudsons Walk, Rochdale, OL11 5EF, telephone 01706 645522, Rochdale Tourist Information, Touchstones, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ, telephone 01706 864928 and Lesley Jubb Travel Ltd 43-45 King Street, Oldham, OL8 1DP, telephone 0161 620 1464.

For further press information, please contact:
Philip Biggs (01223) 234090 or 07710 5056


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