Band in concert with Organ Supremo

On Friday 25th June the band performed in concert along with renowned organ supremo, Stephen Hamill. The concert took place at St Peter's Church on Belfast's Antrim Road.

The concert was organised by Stephen Hamill BSc LTCL, who, over the last 30 years, has taken an active part in the musical life in Northern Ireland both as a soloist and an accompanist to several of the province's leading choirs. He has also given solo recitals at venues such as Flexham Abbey in Northumberland, St. Paul's Cathedral in London and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and has accompanied services at York Minster, Exeter Cathedral and St. John the Divine New York. He has played with the Ulster Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and broadcasts regularly for both television and radio - over 100 broadcasts to date including a documentary for UTV in 1992 which followed him to St. Paul's Cathedral for a recital there. He is currently Director of Music at St Peter's Church and an organ builder by profession.

Stephen Hamill

The programme for the evening was:

Third Carrickfergus Band

The Contestor - T J Powell
El Cumbanchero - Raphael Hernandez (Cornet Soloist: Ruth Dodridge)
Light Walk - Barrie Gott

Stephen Hamill - Organ

Two Prelude and Fugues from the "Eight Short" No 2 in D minor & No 4 in F major - J S Bach
Benedictus - Max Reger
Overture to "Lolanthe" - Sir Arthur Sullivan

Third Carrickfergus Band

Oklahoma - Richard Rogers
Blaydon Races - trad. arr. Gordon Langford (Euphonium Soloist: Peter Graham)
Fantasy on Ulster Folk Songs - trad. arr. Stephen Barnett


Third Carrickfergus Band

Swing when you're winning - Goff Richards
Magh Seola - Gerard Fahey (Flugel Horn Soloist: Morris Cameron)
Canterbury Chorale - Jan Van der Roost

Stephen Hamill - Organ

Trumpet Minuet - Alfred Hollins
Pastorale - Cesar Franck
Organ Sonata No1 (1st Movement) - Sir Edward Elgar

Third Carrickfergus Band

The Lord is Gracious - Olaf Ritman
On the Track - Jack Simpson (Xylophone Soloist: Matthew Brown)
Bui Doi (from Miss Saigon) - C M Schonberg
The Lost Chord - Sir Arthur Sullivan

The band had a wonderful evening and would like to thank Stephen Hamill and all at St Peter's Church for inviting us to perform to a very warm and supportive audience and look forward to a future concert here.

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