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Aireborough Rotary Club annual brass band concert raises £2,800
10:00am Sunday 3rd November 2013 in Local news
An annual brass band concert at Yeadon Town Hall has raised almost £2,800 for charity.
The Rotary Club of Aireborough’s 16th Annual Brass Band Concert was conducted by Frank Renton, host of BBC Radio 2’s Listen to the Band.
The event proved a huge success with the Hepworth Band performing to an appreciative audience for the fourth consecutive year.
Aireborough Rotary spokesman Robert Mirfield said: “Once again the programme was varied and demanding ranging from the modern, Lucy Pankhurst’s Wired to the overture from Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Ludmila, from film music Elfman’s Batman the movie to Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 8.
“There were also opportunities for talented soloists to perform including Daniel Powell – (tenor horn), Katherine Bentham – (flugel horn) and Mike Kilroy – (euphonium).
“There was also a first in this long series of concerts when Iben Maersk, band member and sister of the Band’s resident conductor Stig, sang Maybe This Time, from Cabaret, to a noisily receptive audience.”
He added: “The club is extremely grateful to both those who attended the concert and our supportive programme advertisers ensuring close to £2800 can be used effectively in charitable funding. Bill Braker has selected as his personal Presidential charities for the year the Elizabeth Foundation, helping deaf children, the Children’s Air Ambulance and Martin House Children’s Hospice.”
Next year’s concert will take place on October 24.