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Last night of the proms concert for Norwich

PUBLISHED: 13:21 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:21 15 October 2018

The Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band who will be playing at a Last Night of the Proms charity concert in Norwich on Friday October 19. Photo: Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band.

The Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band who will be playing at a Last Night of the Proms charity concert in Norwich on Friday October 19. Photo: Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band.

Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band.

It is time to raise the roof at a Last Night of the Proms charity concert in the wonderful Salvation Army Citadel in St Giles Street, Norwich, on Friday October 19.

The Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band who will be playing at a Last Night of the Proms charity concert in Norwich on Friday October 19. Photo: Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band.The Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band who will be playing at a Last Night of the Proms charity concert in Norwich on Friday October 19. Photo: Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band.

This is a chance to hunt out your Union flags, hats and banners to create a colourful and rousing spectacle in the magnificent 400-seater citadel auditorium.

Taking part will be The Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band with conductor David Woodrow and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital choir led by Hilary Winch.

Two great groups of people who do so much to help others and lift our spirits.

It will be an evening of light music, including works by Vaughan Williams and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, culminating in a sing-along of patriotic songs: Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory – Royal Albert Hall style.

The Norfolk Fellowship Brass was formed in 2002 and has fellowship at its core.

The idea came about thanks to Robert Munn and Michael Whybrow who realised the benefits of older Salvationist musicians spread around Norfolk of regularly meeting together and doing what they do best....playing music.

Robert became the first conductor with Michael as the manager and off they went and what joy they brought. Brilliant musicians.

Various changes have taken place over the years with David Woodrow swapping role with Michael Whybrow and becoming conductor.

The band have given concerts around Norfolk and Suffolk and a highlight was being asked to play at the Sandringham Flower Show.

The group is available to give concerts to help good causes, always with Christian aims to the fore.

Many Salvation Army centres are represented within the ranks of the band: Aylsham, Diss, Downham Market, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Snettisham and Sheringham.

Put them together with the fantastic hospital choir and you are in for a treat.

“We hope to see as many people as possible for what should be a lovely evening,” said conductor David.

The Last Night of the Proms starts at 7.30pm this Friday, October 19, at the St Giles Citadel. Admission is £6 with the proceeds going to The Norfolk & Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group.

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