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Loughborough Concert Band plays in Queen's Park.

[Sunday 25th June 2017]

Queen’s Park in Loughborough was opened in June 1899 to celebrate the Diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. Over a century later, Loughborough Concert Band played to provide free entertainment for the public.

 The varied programme consisted of classic pieces such as Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Ron Goodwin’s stirring Tall Ships as well as modern pieces such as Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein. As the Scottish strains of Braveheart, by James Horner, rang out through the park the heaven’s opened and tested the enthusiasm of the music loving listeners. But with true British stoicism, they retreated to the trees and clapped with even more enthusiasm to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

Zoe Felton took solo spot in Romance from The Gadfly, by Shostakovich and Kevin Massey performed a solo in the beautiful Share My Yoke, written by Ivor Bosanko.

A typical English afternoon of sunshine and showers ended with An American Trilogy arranged by Geoff Roberts.

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LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed