Best of Brass Series continues in Morley

2013 British Open Champions the Tredegar Town Band are set to light up Morley Town Hall this Saturday as part of the very popular Best of Brass Series.

Under the baton of Musical Director Ian Porthouse, the Tredegar Town Band, whose Welsh roots date back to 1849, will perform on Saturday 30 November from 7.30pm, a wide-ranging and lively selection of classics. Set to feature will be Styne’s popular 'People' from the musical ‘Funny Girl’, Morricone’s stunning ‘La Califfa’ and Doughty’s instantly recognisable ‘Grandfathers Clock’ featuring a euphonium solo by Daniel Thomas.

Also on the programme will include Metheny’s lively ‘Heat of the Day’ inspired by Iranian folk music, one of the most popular traditional gospel tunes ‘Can't nobody do me like Jesus’, and Henryson’s beautiful ‘Eyes of a Child’ featuring a flugel horn solo by Danny Winder.

Also performing in the Best of Brass Series, which forms part of the Leeds International Concert Season, will be the Hepworth Band performing at Yeadon Town Hall on Saturday 14 December.

With a history dating back to 1882, the Hepworth Band has recently appointed the Danish conductor Stig Mærsk as its new resident Musical Director. The band promotes its own annual concert series and performs further afield in concert series, staged productions and with concert series and performs further afield in concert series, staged productions and with some of the country’s leading choirs.

Tickets for the Tredegar Town Band and Hepworth Band are priced £11.50 (£9.50 concessions). To book, call the Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or book online at www.leedsconcertseason.com.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills said:

"We have a fantastic programme in our Leeds International Concert Season line-up, and the Best of Brass Series continues to be extremely popular.

"Morley Town Hall later this week and Yeadon Town Hall next month are in for a real treat through the Best of Brass Series, and we would ask people to book their tickets as soon as possible."

Notes to editors:

Leeds International Concert Season is the largest local authority music programme in the UK, planning more than 200 concerts a year in the Leeds area. Highlights include the International Orchestral Series, the Leeds Best of Brass and the Leeds International Chamber Season.

With roots going back to 1849, Welsh Tredegar Town Band has proudly represented its community throughout the brass banding world for 135 years. In 2010 the band claimed no less than seven major domestic and national titles, culminating with the unique double feat of winning the Grand Shield and the British Open Championship in the same year. 2013 has seen the band add to this success by reclaiming the British Open Championship title.

Conductor Ian Porthouse began playing the cornet at the age of five and has performed with numerous of the top brass bands including being the Principal Cornet with the world famous Black Dyke Band for five years. As a conductor he led the Pennine Brass from the Second Section to the Championship Section within an amazing two years and was appointed Musical Director of the Tredegar Town Band in 2008.

For further information please contact:

Alison Stockwell

Music Officer

Arts Planning Team

Leeds International Concert Season

Tel. 0113 247 8336

Fax. 0113 247 8334


Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD


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Listings information:

Saturday 30 November, 7.30pm

Morley Town Hall

Tredegar Town Band

Tickets: £11.50 (£9.50 discounts)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedsconcertseason.com

Saturday 14 December, 7.30pm

Yeadon Town Hall

Hepworth Band

Tickets: £11.50 (£9.50 discounts)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedsconcertseason.com

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk