From the haunting arrangement of Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child to the rumbustious Swiss marches arranged by Elgar Howarth, the Wallscourt Brass Quintet gave a memorable concert yesterday afternoon. If that wasn’t enough, John Bodily brought to life the newly-restored organ in two ‘sets’ with pieces ranging from Bach’s fugue, entitled The Giant, to Louis Vierne’s delicate Berceuse.
Stephen Bodily, David Gee, John Bodily, Philip Chidgey (partly obscured by his tuba!), Alice Bodily and Ailsa Bailey pictured after the concert in St Mary’s Church, Westonzoyland.
Swing fever is a six-piece band playing a mixture of jazz styles and popular music. The band has been around for many years and has travelled extensively all around the world; one of the most prestigious gigs was in Ned Kelly’s famous jazz club in Hong Kong.
In recent years the band has stayed closer to home playing at many venues in and around Weston-super-Mare. The band is led by trumpet player Mac Kirby.
Admission to the concert is free thanks to a grant from Westonzoyland Parish Council and the generous donations from members of the audiences.
Teas are available at a modest charge to enjoy before and during the concert and are served from around 3.00 pm.
The church is open all day and features an interactive exhibition about the Monmouth Rebellion and the Battle of Sedgemoor, 1685.
There is no need to book; just turn up at the church in time to be seated by 3.30 pm. Contact Frank on 01278 699071 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
The music being played by the Wallscourt Bass Quintet plus John Bodily on organ at the next Music on the Levels concert has just been confirmed.
Postludium by Bruckner – arr. Klaus Winkler
Concerto St. Marc by Albinoni – arr. D. Calucaerts
J.S.Bach (1685 – 1750) Fugue in D minor BWV 680 “The Giant”
Berceuse Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937)
Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child. Traditional – arr D. Marlatt
Four Swiss Tunes – arr. Edgar Howarth
– Basle March
– The Cuckoo
– The Old Castle
– Zurich March
Toccatina Hubert Bath (1883 – 1945)
Toccatina Pietro Yon (1886 – 1943)
On Sunday 24 November, thrill to the sound of brass in the fine acoustics of this wonderful church, with music ranging from Gabrieli and Handel to Peter Warlock and George Gershwin.
Wallscourt Brass features Ailsa Bailey and Stephen Bodiley on trumpets, Dave Gee on horn, Alice Bodiley on trombone, Philip Chidgey on tuba, plus John Bodily on organ.
The church is open all day. Teas are served from 3.00 pm and the concert starts at 3.30 pm
As usual, the concert is free to attend.
Around 100 people enjoyed a journey in song with Jayne Freeman and Adam Piggott (Wildwood Jack) this Sunday afternoon. They presented a varied programme ranging from the familiar with an exquisite rendition of Elenor Rigby to the more exotic where guitar and ukulele were accompanied by a drone from the Indian Shruti box. There were many expressions of appreciation from the audience.