Oh Vienna! The 25th New Year Viennese Concert hits Regent Centre in Christchurch
THE award-winning Bournemouth Concert Brass are returning to the Regent Centre in Christchurch for their annual New Year Viennese Concert on Sunday 16th January.
Featuring an afternoon of Viennese waltzes, polkas and marches, the popular event beginning at 3pm will be led by the band’s resident conductor Bill Willis.
Strauss favourites like the Blue Danube and the Radetzky March will be among the highlights, as well as pieces by other famous composers who worked in Vienna at the time, such as Franz Lehar and Mozart.
Mr Willis, who has been with the band since 1993, has also written some of the arrangements for this year’s concert.
This is the 25th year the New Year Viennese concert will take place.
Known as one of the top bands in Britain today, Bournemouth Concert Brass have a long and distinguished history dating back to the early 20th century when they were known as the Bournemouth Silver Band based in Boscombe and Southbourne.
The band is a former winner of the West of England Championship and have been finalists at the National Brass Band Championship at the Royal Albert Hall.
They are also past winners of the prestigious Milton Keynes and Reading brass band festivals.
Tickets to the New Year Viennese Concert are on sale now for £11.50 each and can be purchased by visiting www.regentcentre.co.uk or contacting the box office on 01202 499199.