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A Yorkshire Christmas

BBC Radio 2 is to broadcast some traditional Christmas fayre all with a Yorkshire flavour on Christmas Eve.

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As you wait for the big day to arrive, you can finish off all those last minute preparations with some traditional Christmas music on BBC Radio 2 on Christmas Eve.

Brass and Voices

'Brass and Voices' was a solely Yorkshire affair featuring Black Dyke, The Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, singer Joe Stilgoe and poet, Ian McMillan and it took place in Sheffield's City Hall on 12th December.

The hour long programme will include Gordon Langford's 'Christmas Fantasy' and a new arrangment by Darius Battiwalla of 'O Holy Night'. Joe Stilgoe will perform some of his own arrangements including 'Christmas Morning' whilst host for the evening, Ian McMillan is featured with his '12 Days Of Yorkshire Christmas'.

The programme produced by Terry Carter is aired on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday from 11pm-midnight and thereafter via the BBC iplayer.



Fodens

RNCM announces conducting link with Foden's

August 17 • The Royal Northern College of Music has announced an innovative conducting link to North West champion Foden's.


tuba

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Norwich

Ager to take helm at City of Norwich

August 17 • The experienced Mark Ager will take over the conducting lead of City of Norwich Band with Cheltenham on the horizon.


AUDIENCE

Judges announced for Brass Showcase event

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Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN


Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


Elland Silver Band

August 17 • Are seeking a Repiano Cornet Player. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced or talented young player to join one of Yorkshire's progressive championship section bands.


Crewe Brass

August 17 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.


Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

August 16 • The Burnham and Highbridge Band has the following vacancies: Principal and 2nd Trombone, 2nd Euphonium and, Back Row Cornets.


David Frame


Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor