We have spent an intensive weekend recording the Wingates Band who, as part of their ‘one hundred and forty year’ celebrations will be releasing a new double CD at the end of this year.
The recording features two newly commissioned works by the renowned composer Lucy Pankhurst. The first of these, ‘Legacy‘ features three of the band’s former principal euphonium players, David Thornton, Gary Curtin and Lewis Musson in an exciting and virtuosic composition.
The second, ‘Th’owfen Raconteurs‘ is a chronological musical journey and includes the spoken word depicting the life of the band from its formation in 1873 to the present day.
The first public performance of both works will take place at a special 140th Anniversary Concert which is to take place at Victoria Hall Bolton on the 26th of October. The CD is due for release in early December.
You can learn more about the band and the celebration events by visiting their website.