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“Let the Memories Begin” Concert: Sunday 8 April 2018


Joanne McDougall plays Rusalka’s Song to the Moon

The Concert opened with the march Simoraine, followed by the delightful Aria, Rusalka’s Song to the Moon, from the Dvorak’s Opera Rusalka. This featured soprano cornet Joanne McDougall. Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s The Big Top created a circus atmosphere. Principal euphonium David Walker OAM presented When I Fall In Love, while solo tenor horn Alison Tonkin delighted the audience He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. One Moment in Time was well received, while the ever appealing music of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber was presented as a medley of songs in Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The very lively African song Zambezi prompted audience clapping to end the first half.

David Walker plays When I Fall in Love

The Raider’s March from the film The Raiders of the Lost Ark, provided a bright start to the second half, followed by the theme music The Magnificent Seven from the Western adventure film of the same name. The feature of the second half was Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s composition The Dark Side of the Moon. Doug Hoepper, playing the flugel horn, entertained with his rendition of Jealousy. The Neil Diamond medley of his number one hits, Sweet Caroline, Song Sung Blue and Holly Holy livened up the mood. In contrast, the Second Movement from the 1939 Spanish composition Concerto de Aranjuez had a calming influence. Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl certainly had audience appeal, as did the very lively final number, Swinging Kilts. In all, sixteen numbers provided a variety of musical entertainment for the audience to enjoy.

CNL Brass acknowledges, with thanks, the financial support provided by the Port of Newcastle Community Partnership Program in paying for the hire of the venue.

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