Peterborough Concert Band Performs for Hospice Peterborough
On Sunday December 11th, the Peterborough Concert Band presented “Seasonal Sounds for Hospice” at Market Hall in Peterborough. The concert featured Peterborough’s own Danny Bronson on vocals, plus lots of festive instrumental music to suit the season. The highlight of the performance was Danny’s delightful recitation of the iconic poem “T’was the Night Before Christmas” with the band playing accompaniment. Danny even dressed the part for the piece, wearing a nightshirt and cap, and hugging a teddy bear! Other memorable moments included a gorgeous trumpet solo in “Ave Maria” by Jon Knights, a dramatic performance of “Greensleeves” by the full band, a surprise departure from the seasonal theme with Henry Mancini’s “It Had Better Be Tonight” (from the “Pink Panther”), a swinging rendition of “Jingle Bells” with Danny, and finally the wrap-up with Leroy Anderson’s famous “A Christmas Festival”.
Proceeds from the concert will support Hospice Peterborough’s community-wide "Every Moment Matters" campaign which seeks to raise the funding required to build a state-of-the-art facility that will become a hub for the delivery of integrated hospice palliative care services in our community.
Thanks to everyone who attended and/or otherwise supported this concert. Come out to hear the band again in 2017! Check our calendar of events (under What's Happening) for a schedule of upcoming concerts as we get them booked.