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Brass Band Society to welcome Richard Evans

Cardiff University Brass Band

 

Renowned conductor Richard Evans will be visiting Cardiff later this month to hold workshops with the Cardiff University Brass Band Society. Richard, one of the most flamboyant characters on the world brass band scene today, will also conduct the Band in a public concert in the University Concert Hall on 26 November at 7pm.

The Brass Band's members are drawn from a range of disciplines across the University, including the School of Music. 2011 has already been a successful year for the Band having competed in the first ever National University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and performed to 15,000 people in the Wales Millennium Stadium at the annual Varsity rugby match.

The Band came an excellent third place in the Championships which saw them compete against other university bands from across the UK. Discussing the performance, Richard Evans, the concert's adjudicator said: “what was most enjoyable for me here was your spirit and clear enjoyment of what you were all doing.“

Since meeting the Band at the Championships, Richard has agreed to work with the band on workshops on 25 November and the concert on 26 November.

Holly Clacey, President of the Society, said: “Richard Evans' visit will be an invaluable opportunity for all members of the band to experience working with an expert in the field of brass banding, and give us a chance to put on an entertaining concert programme that we hope will reach a wide audience.“

Tickets for the concert are priced at 5, or 3.50 for students/concessions. To reserve tickets, contact Mary Light at cardiffunibrassband@hotmail.co.uk or 07949796113. Deals are available on group bookings.

Richard Evans has worked with bands from all over the world, including Japan, USA, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Denmark. Je currently holds the pos of Musical Director of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland and the Leyland Band. In 1986, The Worshipful Company of Musicians of London awarded Richard the J. Henry Iles Medal in recognition of his prowess as conductor, teacher, adjudicator and movement leader.