Fresh from their success in returning to the British Open Championship this year, Wingates Band is set to showcase their concert talents for charity alongside Sterling euphonium artist David Thornton.
The event at St George's Hall on Saturday 24th June (7.30pm) is to help raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, one of the largest networked cancer centres in the UK. From ten operating sites across Merseyside and Cheshire the organisation treat over 30,000 patients a year, offering pioneering chemotherapy, radiotherapy and proton therapy treatments.
A spokesperson for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre told 4BR: "Last year Wingates put on a fantastic show and we are thrilled the band is coming back to do it all again! You really don't want to miss out!"
The evening will also feature an exclusive piece of music arranged by Wingates Composer in Residence Adam Taylor, and which has been previously only been performed by the brass section of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, whilst MD Paul Andrews has also chosen music which will include a mixture of traditional, pop, theatre and film — something to suit all tastes.
Something for everyone
He told 4BR: "That is the aim of the concert — to provide great brass band entertainment for everyone to enjoy, and we are delighted to welcome our guest soloist and former Wingates euph star David Thornton. He is regarded as one of the foremost euphonium players of his generation and has a global reputation as a performer.
He added: "We are also delighted to support The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity with another fund-raising concert after the success of last year.
Please come along and support the event and bring as many friends and family as possible to make the concert a success!"
We are also delighted to support The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity with another fund-raising concert after the success of last yearWingates MD Paul Andrews
Tickets, priced at £16.50 / £15.50 (concessions) are currently on sale at