I went to the Mayor’s charity concert on Saturday night at Wokingham Theatre. The St Sebastian’s brass band played with verve and enthusiasm to an appreciative audience.
There was particularly warm applause for the solo performance of Vesti la Giubba from Pagliacci by Wayne Filer. Damon Emes handled Born on the 4th July well, Humphrey Haynes and James Kelloway gave us a moving rendition of Bizet’s Deep inside the sacred temple and Paul MacNeil performed a lively and engaging Stardust.
The whole band roused the listeners with Rocky Fanfare, Putting on the Ritz and Colonel Bogey amongst others, leading to the grand finale from Wagner. I would like to say a big thank you to the Band for playing at a charity concert to raise money for Wade in Wokingham.