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Brass and Voices for East Lancs Hospice
Seven Lancashire choirs and an award-winning brass band will join forces for a gala concert at Blackburn in aid of East Lancashire Hospice.
The ‘Brass and Voices for East Lancs Hospice’ concert at King George’s Hall on Saturday March 28, 2020, will celebrate the centenary of the National Association of Choirs during its conference weekend at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors.
The 2nd Rossendale Scout Band, along with nearly 300 voices from seven choirs – men’s, women’s, mixed and youth – will perform individually and en masse in a programme of favourites old and new.
This is a not-to-be-missed event for all fans of brass bands and choral singing, and all profits will go towards supporting the East Lancashire Hospice’s invaluable services.
The National Association of Choirs (NAC) exists to promote choral music and provide help and assistance to some 750 member choirs across the entire UK.
For the 2020 centenary year conference, the NAC invited the only two founder members from 1920 still in existence, Colne Orpheus Glee Union and neighbouring Nelson Arion men’s choir, to host a celebration concert.
That started the ball rolling, and the two men’s choirs, both established in the 1880s, were enthusiastically joined by Blackburn People’s Choir, Nelson Civic Ladies Choir, Rossendale Ladies Choir, Rossendale Male Voice Choir and Vocalise Youth Choir from Blackburn.
The seven choirs’ representatives decided to invite a brass band to boost the concert’s appeal, and 2nd Rossendale Scout Band willingly agreed.
The concert aims not only to celebrate 100 years of choral history, but to look forward to a bright future of music-making with young people.
East Lancashire Hospice’s fund-raising team will be seeking sponsors and are helping to promote and publicise the event, and Civic VIPs from East Lancashire have been invited.
Tickets are £10 for adults, and just £1 for youngsters age 16 and under accompanied by an adult, on sale now from King George’s Hall box office, tel 01254 582579 or call in at the main reception on Northgate, Blackburn, BB2 1AA.
To book online: www.kinggeorgeshall.com/whats-on/nac-centenary-concert but please note that online purchases will be made via Ticketmaster and a booking fee of £1.50 per ticket will apply.
You can also ring 0844 847 1664, which rings direct to KGH Box Office staff but please note that during busy or out-of-office periods, you will be transferred through to Ticketmaster.
You can also book in person at Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre, Platform Gallery, Station Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2JT.