Christmas With All the Trimmings from Woodley Concert Band
December 13, 2012
There’s no time to sit down with a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine if you’re in the Woodley Concert Band.
After performing at the Woodley Christmas lights switch-on earlier this month and carolling in Reading town centre, the band is now gearing up for its annual carol concert.
The 45-strong musical group will be bringing Christmas With All the Trimmings to Bearwood College Theatre in Winnersh on Sunday.
“We’ve got a great programme lined up this year,” says chairman Gregor Spowart. “There are loads of fantastic tunes as well as all the old Christmas favourites and with a couple of carols to sing too.
“The audience is going to have a magical time, everyone’s sure to head home with a cosy, warm, pre-Christmas glow.”
Sleigh bells will be ringing and trumpets will be sounding as the band put on a spectacular festive show.
All the old favourites will be performed with the likes of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Silent Night on the programme.
Audiences will also be tapping their toes and joining in with popular carols and songs like Frosty the Snowman.
The show will round off a busy year for the Woodley Concert Band, which meet once a week to rehearse and can often by seen out and about during the year.
This year has seen them perform in the Forbury Gardens Bandstand in Reading as well as at the Binfield Heath Flower Show and the Oyster Festival near Basingstoke.
They have previously also given concerts in Kensington Gardens in London and at the prestigious Eastbourne bandstand.
To keep fans happy, the band will be performing twice on Sunday, with shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
But there will be no let up for the musicians before Christmas Day, with more festive performances booked in the calendar. The band will perform at a private concert at Addington School in Woodley on Monday, December 17, and at the Binfield Heath Carols on Thursday, December 20.
Tickets for Christmas With All The Trimmings are £9, and £5 for under 16s for the matinee, and £10, with £9 concessions for the evening performance. To book visit www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk or call 0870 321 2186.