Norwich Salvation Army to host Last Night of Proms
There will be plenty of flag-waving when the Norfolk Fellowship Brass of the Salvation Army stages a Last Night of the Proms concert at the Norwich Citadel on Friday March 13.
Former BBC Radio Norfolk presenter Tony Mallion of Cliff Park Community Church, Gorleston will be the host of the concert, which is being held to raise funds for the work of the Army’s ARC day care centre.
Musical director David Woodrow, right, will conduct a wide programme of popular works ranging from Vaughan Williams’ Somerset folk songs to a selection of Disney classics, as well as the traditional patriotic songs Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory. The band of over 30 musicians will also be joined by the Norfolk Choral Fellowship conducted by Elayne Green. There will be plenty of opportunity for the audience to join in as well as waving the Union flags which will be provided.
‘We presented this style of evening a couple of years ago and people really enjoyed the concert and then the traditional finale,’ said David Woodrow. ’This time we can also add the Choral Fellowship. It is a real celebration of this very British occasion and the Royal Albert Hall which is its home’.
Tony Mallion added ‘In the past I was fortunate enough to get tickets for the Last Night at the Albert Hall so it will be such a joy to help recreate something of that atmosphere in Norwich.’
Norfolk Fellowship Brass was formed in 2002 with musicians from Salvation Army centres around Norfolk and Suffolk. They meet twice a month to rehearse and put on around four or five concerts each year. As well as enjoying performing and presenting something of the Christian message the band raises money for a variety of causes.
‘We are so pleased this time to be supporting the valuable work of the the Salvation Army’s drop-in centre which shows the love of Jesus in a practical way to so many needy people’ said David.
The Last Night of the Proms is at Norwich Salvation Army Citadel in St Giles Street at 7.30pm on Friday March 13. Tickets are £6 and available at the door.
The Norfolk Fellowship Brass will also return to St.Andrew’s Church in Gorleston on Thursday December 17 with Joy to the World, a Christmas concert and service. It follows the very successful visit last Christmas which also raised over £1000 for the work of the Salvation Army Toys and Tins appeal and the Identity Youth Project.