Brass and beer premiere

Yorkshire Wolds Versatile Brass
Yorkshire Wolds Versatile Brass

The five members of the Yorkshire Wolds Versatile Brass launch their unique programme of entertainment tomorrow.

The concert is at Hackness Village Hall and then the band plays with the Ayton Ladies Choir at Queen Street Methodist Central Hall, Scarborough, on Wednesday July 2.

The Hackness date will be the first time the ensemble performs the Wold Top March, written by Scarborough’s musician Dave Clegg and commissioned by theHunmanby-based brewery.

“Local members Tony Turner ( trombone) and Craig Gaskell (cornet) have been working with Dave and brewery directors Gill and Tom Mellor to develop a Beer and Brass collaboration that will be part of the brewery’s Moonbeams Festival on the weekend of the July 12,” said Tim Priestley, tuba player from Newbald on the Wolds.

It will also see the launch of the band’s new CD.

The Hackness and Queen Street programmes will be a mix of many styles of music, including classics such as Shostakovich’s Waltz No 2, the Londonderry Air and Cimarosa’s scintillating overture The Impresario. Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington music is featured along with musical hits like There’s No Business Like Show Music , Cry Me A River and ‘Orange Juice’ from the hit film Brassed Off.

On Friday the doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets in advance on (01723) 882421.