John Lee and the girls of ‘Boobs and Brass’ are doing ‘Whatever it Takes’ for Breast Cancer Campaign

‘Whatever it takes’ MHP 709

A tremendous weekend was spent in the beautiful village of Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire recording a solo album with John Lee, the flugel horn player of Brighouse and Rastrick Band accompanied by the girls of “Boobs and Brass”. The locally based all female brass band was formed three years ago with its principal aim being to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign. Since that time over £36,000 has already been raised.

The band was conducted by the renowned conductors, Richard Evans and Derek Renshaw, and on Sunday we were joined by international trombone star Carol Jarvis who wowed everybody with her rendition of the great trombone solo in the Cole Porter song “I’ve got you under my skin

The project was the idea of the Brighouse soloist who has raised all the funding and the CD will be launched at a concert at the Lighthouse Theatre Kettering on Saturday 28th of November where the Brighouse and Rastrick Band will be the guests. All the proceeds from the concert and the sale of the CDs will go to the Breast Cancer Campaign.

To learn more about the “Boobs and Brass” ladies please have a look at their website Boobs and Brass.

It is also well worth learning more about Carol Jarvis and visiting her website at Carol Jarvis.

Anniversary Concert of the Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra now available

‘Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra’ MHP 1409

We have finished the project recording the Anniversary Concert of the Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra at Bolton Parish Church on Sunday 30th August and the double CD is now available.

Copies of the CD have been priced at £10 including the postage and packing and these can be obtained through the choir website Bolton Festival Choir or by contacting us here.

The next project involving an augmented choir comprising members from other Bolton based ensembles, is “Bolton at the Bridgewater” a concert at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Sunday 1st November 2009.

The programme features the choir, Bolton Symphony Orchestra and international soloists in works by Parry, Bliss and Walton.

Several anniversaries celebrated by Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra

‘Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra’ MHP 1409

We recorded the Anniversary Concert of the Bolton Festival Choir and Orchestra at Bolton Parish Church on Sunday 30th August. The event, conducted by John Powell, featured music in celebration of the anniversaries of Handel, Purcell, Haydn and Mendelssohn.

The highlight, for many, was a new composition by Martin Lessons entitled “Our Love Burns Still” and was commissioned by Elisabeth Tatman the chairman of the organisation to celebrate her and husband Michaels Golden Wedding.

The preparations for the concert were recorded and broadcast on Bolton FM radio and a double CD of the entire concert will be available shortly.

To learn more about the choir please visit their website at Bolton Festival Choir.