Concert

World premier at Christmas concert

BRASS FUSION has a tradition of making its Christmas concert memorable. This year, for the first time, the programme included a world premier performance.

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The group played Alien Alert, a dramatic piece written by David Hughes, the group’s resident composer, who died last year.

The spooky musical effects, which included a bass guitar solo, were accompanied by smoke and coloured lights.

This year’s programme also included an entertaining selection of popular, traditional and festive music featuring the different sections of the band and a singer.

Among the highlights were Amy Buss, BRASS FUSION’s youngest member, playing Santa Baby, on flugel horn, accompanied by Ben Godwin, on string bass.

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Amy’s dad and BRASS FUSION lead trumpet, Martin, (pictured left) played the Ella Fitzgerald number, I Can’t Get Started

The group paid tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen with its version of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Kevin Hughes played the beautiful soprano cornet solo, Little Lord Jesus, and the group’s newest member, bass trombone James Slaney, played Wandering Star.

Alfie Hughes, on flugel, and Paul Labus, on euphonium, recreated The Prayer, the duet recorded by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion.

And BRASS FUSION’S very own Michael Buble, Ben’s son, Henry, brought the house down with Cry Me A River.

Thanks to Trevor Smith for compering the show and Zoe Buss for the special effects.

 

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