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What’s On: Big Band Meets Brass Band, Christchurch Priory Church.

CHRISTCHURCH Priory will be the backdrop for An Evening of Music with Moonlight Swing Band and Boscombe Salvation Army Band.

The Big Band Meets Brass Band concert is set to take place on Saturday (23rd September) in support of the BH1 Project.

The Moonlight Swing Band, known for its high-energy big band jazz, and the Boscombe Salvation Army Band, celebrated for its traditional brass band music, will perform individual sets with each showcasing their distinctive styles. The concert will take place at 7.30pm at Christchurch Priory Church.

The Moonlight Swing Band will be in Concert at Christchurch Priory Church
The Moonlight Swing Band will be in Concert at Christchurch Priory Church

Organised by Bournemouth East Cliff Rotary Club and the Boscombe Salvation Army, proceeds from the concert will support The BH1 Project which runs a drop-in centre to help the homeless and the community, through practical support (drinks, food, showers, clothing, washing machines) and with referrals to other agencies such as housing, NHS and employment. The facility is run by the Boscombe Salvation Army and operates Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Bournemouth East Cliff Rotary Club President, Simon Walsham, who is also a member of the Moonlight Swing Band, said: “We’re thrilled to bring together these two fantastic bands for an evening celebrating the rich diversity of band music. It’s not often you get to hear a big band jazz ensemble and British-style brass band share the same stage. We know the audience is in for a real treat.”

Boscombe Salvation Army Band President David Alton added: “Our brass players can’t wait to collaborate with the Moonlight Swing Band’s renowned jazz instrumentalists. This will be an evening to remember.”

Tickets to Big Band Meets Brass Band are £15 for the side aisle and £20 for nave seats and can be purchased in advance online at: www.christchurchpriory.org/services-and-events or on the door.

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