ORILLIA – The Orillia Silver Band is pleased to announce a Fundraising Concert for St. James’ Anglican Church.
The concert will take place at the church (58 Peter Street N, Orillia) on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $20 for Adults, $5 for Students will be available at the door.
The St. James’ Choir is hosting a reception in Stubley Hall following the concert. Money raised from the concert will help the church continue its work of various Social Justice and Outreach initiatives.
The band will kick-off the concert with Erik Leidzén stirring march, Manhattan. This will be followed by Philip Sparke’s Barn Dance & Cowboy Hymn. British brass band composer Sparke uses familiar folk tunes to create this energetic dance, but gives them new twists and turns of rhythm and meter. Halfway through, the cowboys are heard singing in the distance and the dance calms for a moment. Dance interjections cut through the tranquility, and soon high energy prevails. The Band will round-out the first half of the concert with themes from Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony, written in 1893 after Dvořák immigrated to the United States.
The second half of the concert will feature the Band’s Tenor Horn Soloist Rita Arendz in Leonard Ballantine’s His Eye Is On The Sparrow. The Band will also perform a second, major work by Philip Sparke, entitled Portrait of a City. London, a vibrant city full of vitality and spirit, is the essence of this three-movement work. Sparke relays in each movement some of the city’s most beloved and fascinating elements. Skyline offers angular motives and a multitude of ideas that coincide well together. As a contrast, In Autumn conjures the quiet of a park on an early fall morning in which a sense of calm prevails. The third movement, Downtown, grabs a piece of city nightlife through vivacious themes and a relentless enthusiasm.
We hope that you will join us in this fundraising concert. And please don’t hesitate to share this messages with your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.