Annual Pre-Contest Festival – Friday 19th October 2012

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David Childs

Enfield Citadel Band at St John’s, Smith Square, London

With guest soloist David Childs (Euphonium)

The band’s Annual Pre-Contest Festival 2012 was once again a great success with guest soloist David Childs astounding the audience with his superlative playing. His solos included the virtuosic Endearing Young Charms and Song of the Brother as well as the lyrical Lament from Stabat Mater and On Winter Hill. He ended on a high note, literally, with The Hot Canary, a novelty item that brought the house down. The band excelled in items including The Golden Pen, Partita on St Theodolph and Shine as the Light. The progamme was ably compered by Paul Hindmarsh and the bible presentation was brought by Retired General Shaw Clifton.

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