Band’s farewell concert this Sunday

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THE Derwent Valley Concert Band will perform a farewell concert in the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall this Sunday, July 1, at 1pm.

In the year of its 25th anniversary, the band is about to set off on a two-week tour of Malaysia. This will be the band’s 10th overseas trip since it was formed in 1993.

Sunday’s concert will feature a selection of the music that will be performed during the tour, including works based on British and Australian folk music: Bushdance by Ralph Hultgren; Click go the Shears; Loch Lomond; Greensleeves; Shepherd’s Hey and Children’s March by Percy Grainger. There will also be music by Americans Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers and Morton Gould;  and excerpts from a Malaysian work, Taiping Suite, written by expatriate British composer, Paul Michael Baker.

Sunday’s concert in the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall, Circle St, will start at 1pm. Entry is by donation and afternoon tea will be available during the interval.

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