A musical feast was in store when Elysium Brass came to Scunthorpe, the first time for many years we had welcomed a brass ensemble. The five musicians thrilled the audience with their playing and their varied programme, ranging from the Tudor perid with works by Henry VIII to the modern day ‘Killer Tango’.
Emotionally intelligent music played from the heart with soul. They began bold as brass announcing themselves with majestic fanfare. The programme of compositions evoked a spectrum of feelings. From “La Boheme” with its sweet tragic tones to “Porgy & Bess” and its spiritual blues, the brass ensemble showed their mettle. Listening to the comments from the audience, each of the players was praised in turn for musicianship and skill. Let them blow their own trumpets – Elysium Brass richly resonated with a delighted audience that liked what they heard and called out for more!
Text by Jill Martin
Photos by Bob Epton
At the interval, a presentation was made to a retiring committee member, Ron Hill, by the Society’s President, Professor Brian Newbould. Ron had served on the committee for over 40 years and members were keen to show their appreciation of his commitment to the Society.