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A summer afternoon of music

30/06/2019 @ 3:00 pm


On Saturday 30th June at 3pm there should be a guarantee of “the roof being raised” with some hugely entertaining, fun and varied music from The Berwick Concert Band, The Norham Adult Choir, The Junior Choir, and our very own Award-Winning organist Julian Bonia.

Some of the highlights include the band playing “An American in Paris” by Gershwin who said at the time “My purpose is to portray the impression of an American visitor in Paris, as he strolls about the city and listens to various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere.” So, listen hard for the taxi horns.

Then we will be transported to the world of storytelling and music with Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev, which has long been a classic, loved by children for its vivid storytelling, and by adults for its gentle sense of humour and good-natured tunefulness.  The instrumentation is also important for the narration, since each character in the story is represented by a different instrument: the bird by a flute, the duck by an oboe, the grandfather by a bassoon, the cat by a clarinet, the wolf by three horns, and Peter by the strings.

The band will accompany the choir singing Abba’s catchy “Money Money Money” and then they accompany Julian playing the magnificent finale of the Organ Symphony by Saint-Saens.

The Junior Singers will sing some favourites including “A Million Dreams” from the Greatest Showman.

Hopefully something for everyone to enjoy, and all in a good cause to raise funds which will be split between Talking Matters Northumberland to help people experiencing emotional or mental health issues, and the “Heritage Fund (Church Heating) There will be an interval with cakes, tea and coffee. Tickets will be £5.


3:00 pm


Norham Church
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2LF United Kingdom