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Sell-out Shrewsbury concert raises £2,400 for charity

Tuesday 28 March, 2017

It was standing room only at the latest Shrewsbury Brass Band ‘Charity Concert’ held at St. Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury. The band joined forces with Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir and raised over £2,400 for Muscular Dystrophy (UK).

Performing to an audience of over 500, Shrewsbury Brass included in its programme Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, Highland Cathedral, Feeling Good, (trombone soloist: James Dale), First Light (cornet soloist: Matthew Dorricott), Snowdon Fantasy, Branwyn and Les Miserables.

The band and choir, conducted by Steve Pritchard-Jones, joined forces to perform Divine Brahma, Africa Trilogy, Morte Christe and Pomp and Circumstance.

Band Chairperson Phil Tyler commented: “Raising money for deserving charities is part of our ethos so it was great to see a sell-out crowd at the concert. Since our formation in 2012, nearly £20,000 has been raised for local and national causes.”