More than fifty members of the Newark & Sherwood Concert Band held their ‘Heroes & Villains’ concert on Saturday, 22 September at Newark’s Palace Theatre under their superb Musical Director, Colum J O’Shea.
The evening featured a fabulous and varied programme of music and entertainment from The Blues Brothers, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Beatles, The Imperial March through to The Greatest Showman and Doctor Who. The highlight was undoubtedly the moving performance of ‘In Flanders Field’ which left the audience in silence. This piece of music was composed by Gavin Somerset especially for wind bands to commemorate the end of World War One 100 years ago.
At the start of 2018 the band adopted Newark Mind as its charity for the year and announced it will be able to present a sizeable cheque from the money raised to date through the various concerts performed during the year. The band is now seeking a new charity with which to work 2019.
Musical Director Colum O’Shea yet again provided a wonderful evening of musical entertainment and fun with his interaction with the audience. A great evening was had by all, including musicians and audience.