The British Open Championship has announced that proceedings at this year's 166th event will be filmed by the award winning television production company Twofour.
Twofour produces original broadcast programming across all major UK broadcasters, and was awarded the prestigious 'Best Indie Production Company' title in 2010 and 2014. It has produced series such as The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC 2), the Emmy Award winning series Educating Yorkshire (Channel 4), and the long-running The Hotel Inspector (Channel 5).
Sky Arts series
Karyn and Martin Mortimer received a request following TwoFour being commissioned to make a series about UK brass banding. Cameras will be positioned around the Symphony Hall auditorium to facilitate filming.
The four part series to be shown on Sky Arts TV, will follow a number of Britain's elite bands as they compete in the season's most prestigious contests, including The British Open.
The aim of the series is to shine a light on the skill, diversity and commitment of the musicians. It also looks at the growing need for bands to stay innovative on the international stage, whilst at the same time, honouring tradition.
A British Open spokesperson told 4BR: "We appreciate the cooperation of our audience and competing bands in enabling the Twofour crew to capture the music and atmosphere of this year's contest.
Further details regarding the series and timing of the programme broadcast will be published when known."
The bands and their representatives are reminded that the contest draw will take place at 8.45am, with the first band taking to the stage at 10.00am prompt.
For the sixteenth consecutive year, Birmingham Citadel Band of the Salvation Army will be entertaining visitors from 8.45am, whilst study scores and programmes will be available on the day alongside numerous trade stands.
We appreciate the cooperation of our audience and competing bands in enabling the Twofour crew to capture the music and atmosphere of this year's contestBritish Open
It was also revealed that the composer of the set-work, 'A Brussels Requiem' will be in attendance with his family to enjoy the occasion.
The spokesperson added: "We wish a very warm welcome to Bert Appermont and his family, and wish all the very best to all the competing bands, conductors and our three adjudicators (announced on Saturday) who will make the all import decisions.
We trust everyone will enjoy a magnificent day of brass band music making."
Further information on the British Open can be found on the website: www.thebritishopen.net