A Floral Dance at Abbots Langley

The closing curtain to the 2011-12 season was a return visit to the Abbots Langley Parish Church. It hardly seemed possible that two years had elapsed since our first concert in the church of St Lawrence. As before, the event coincided with the church’s flower festival.  It was good to see an almost full house which proved to be a warm and appreciative audience.

Although suffering from absenteeism due to the offset of the holiday season the band presented a varied programme featuring soloists, David Marley, cornet, with Terry Camsey’s Life’s Pageant, Ken Stones, Euphonium, with Mark Freeh’s arrangement of Valse . Brian Huke brought contrast with Bill Broughton’s arrangement of Now I Belong to Jesus with band accompaniment. Further soloists featured were Jim Rogers , Flugel Horn,  Caroline Seredynski, Piano and  Phil Fisher, Tenor Horn. Band titles included Bandology, Mini Fantasy on a London Theme, The Front Line, and Breezin Down Broadway.  A Time for Reflection presented by John Street followed a setting of the favourite hymn tune How Great Thou Art.