Mansfield and District Male Voice Choir and Newstead Brass are excited to be staging a concert in Worksop on Saturday 17th September in St Anne’s Church, Worksop. Having already helped to raise over £7,000 so far in 2022 for Ukraine, Blood Bikes, The Great Nottinghamshire History Fair and Hetty’s charity in Mansfield, the choir are, after many years, looking forward to returning to the area.
In recent years the choir has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, 10 Downing Street and with famous groups like The Band of the Royal Marines and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. In 2019 the choir celebrated its 75th anniversary and was awarded the Freedom of Mansfield by the Mayor in recognition of the work in representing and promoting the town. From a broad repertoire, including songs in Welsh, the choir will perform a mixture of male voice choir standards and favourites as well as entertaining new songs from the modern era under Musical Director Ian Grice.
Newstead Brass originated in 1988 and adopted their name in 2005 to represent their versatility in playing swing, big band, jazz, film and classical music as well as traditional brass band scores. The 30-piece band, under the direction of Jim Davies, performs across the country in concerts, often supporting local charities as well as brass festivals and competitions. The band will play music traditionally associated with brass bands as well as swing music from the 1940s (Miller) to the 21st century (Buble) as well as scores from modern film blockbusters and chart classics from the last 25 years.
Tickets for the concert at St Anne’s Church cost £10.00 and are available from Eileen Lawrence, choir secretary, on 01623 455373, and Lynden Lowe on 01623 230023 or via contacts on their website, www.mansfieldmvc.co.uk.