The concert on 1st July was a great success. The weather was scorching and loads of you turned up to support either us or The Old Moat. Hopefully you enjoyed the music. We particularly enjoyed being conducted by Bill Geldard for his arrangement of Bridge Over Troubled Water.
We haven’t done a proper outdoor concert like this for quite a while, so we’d definitely be interested in any feedback you might have. Please use the contact form on the right of this page to let us know what you thought went well and what could be improved on. We’re very sorry if the sun was too hot! There's not much we can do about that.
Limited chairs available - Please bring your own if you can.
When we advertised the summer concert on this website, we said that chairs would be provided. We’ve now been told that only a limited number of audience chairs will be available. If you’re able to bring a chair with you, please do. You’ll probably have more comfortable chairs at home anyway! If you’re not able to bring a chair, we’ll have some available.
Also, please don’t bring alcohol with you. Alcoholic drinks will be available for sale during the concert but you won’t be permitted to bring any of your own onto the premises. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are fine to bring.
We've decided to do something a bit different for our summer concert this year. As we've recently struck up a relationship with the Old Moat Garden Centre on Horton Lane in Epsom, we've decided to use their Walled Garden to put on an open-air concert at 3pm on the afternoon of Sunday 1st July. Don't worry, there's an 'indoor' area if it does end up raining. But we're hoping that it won't come to that. An outdoor concert on a summery Sunday afternoon should be fantastic.
Chairs will be provided so you don't have to sit on the ground if that doesn't suit you. But feel free to bring a rug if it does.
The acclaimed garden centre café team will even be selling food and drink to top off the perfect afternoon at 3pm on Sunday 1st July.
Tickets are now available. You can download an order form here. If you're a regular visitor to the garden centre, you can also buy tickets there on weekdays.
We really hope to see you there on 1st July at 3pm. The music by itself would be worth the visit!
The band entered the SCABA spring contest on Sunday and won!
The national ‘Areas’ contest is fast approaching and we decided to take advantage of SCABA’s early ‘spring’ contest at The Hawth in Crawley on 25th February to run out this year’s test piece - Jonathan Bates’s ‘Ex Terra Lucem’. There was some excellent playing all round with notable solos from Matt Paterson (Cornet), Claire Slee (Euphonium), George Boote (Soprano) and Lisa Hill (Flugel). The band scooped first prize in the overall test piece competition as well as Best Trombone Section (Lesley Batty, Faye Wilson-Cressey and Pete Hicks) and Paul Graham took home the Best Conductor trophy. A very productive day and good preparation for the national qualifiers, which are taking place in Stevenage on 18th March. Well done everybody and thanks to all at SCABA for your hard work.
The trophies will be on display at our summer concert, which will be in the walled garden at the Old Moat garden centre on Horton Lane. This is likely to be on 1st July with a 3pm start and we’ll confirm as soon as we can. We hope to see you there!
Annual remembrance day service at St Mary's parish church in Ewell Village. A choral mattins service.
Map and further details.
St Mary's Church, The Avenue, Worcester Park KT4 7HL, 7pm
Map and further details.
Tickets and more information available from the Historic Royal Palaces website