Joy to the World 

Joy to the worldThere’s nothing quite like the sound of the Salvation Army when it comes to celebrating the joy of Christmas! This year St Andrew’s Church Gorleston welcomes the return of one of the best around, the Norfolk Fellowship Brass of the Salvation Army on Tuesday December 17th
Conducted by their musical director David Woodrow the 30 member Fellowship Brass is made up of musicians from all over the county with years of experience between them. The Christmas concert will include a wide range of familiar season music, including the distinctive Salvation Army arrangements and marches as well as favourite carols. There will also be a short pause for thought from one of band as part of the evening
“We are so pleased to have the band back in Gorleston once more. It is such a special sound at this time of the year” said Janet Bowden of St Andrew’s Church who is organising the concert with Tony Mallion of Cliff Park Community Church. Tony, a former broadcaster with BBC Radio Norfolk, who will host the evening said: “I’ve had the privilege of working with the Fellowship Band over many years and just love hearing them and the quality and commitment they bring to the music. They really enjoy coming to Gorleston and playing in St Andrew’s”

Fellowship bands were set up a number of years ago to give older band musicians an opportunity of continuing to play together and share their musical skills. The Norfolk band has a programme of engagements throughout the year and for four years helped to create and feature in the Great Yarmouth Festival of Remembrance staged at St George’s Theatre
Tickets for the concert are £5 available in advance from the St Andrew’s Church office (01493 656078) or at the door on the night. All the proceeds will go to the work of the Salvation Army and the Identity Youth Project which provides youth work in partnership with Gorleston Churches