Another Victoria Hall Concert Success!

by Deb Lyons

On Saturday night July 6th we once again took to the stage of Bolton’s Victoria Hall for another gala concert with our friends from Smithills Community Music and our shared MD Chris Wormald. What a great concert it was again too!

The evening was not only another one of our very best ever, but certainly one of the hottest in terms of temperature on stage which many of us can remember too, undoubtedly affected by the sheer size of the audience which came to watch. We aren’t complaining about that though and it is wonderful to perform in front of so many people!

Our concert began with the fantastic played march O.R.B. and the cornet solo Cry Me A River played by Lynsey Hayes as she did with the band so superbly four weeks earlier in Amboise at the French Open Brass Band Championships. We then continued with our very first performance of West Side Story and the Corrs song Closer, also our very first performance of The Greatest Showman, Also Sprach Zarathustra and the brand new Mary Poppins Returns, Pirates of The Caribbean, Toccata, Live And Let Die, Riverdance and a final encore of New York! New York! featuring the audience and special guest vocalist Andrew Whittle who came up from the audience to join us.

Judging by the amazing audience reaction and the subsequent emails we have received, the concert was yet another huge Eagley and Smithills Community Music success and we look forward to returning to the Victoria Hall together on Saturday October 26th at 7.30pm for an evening of Disney music and a reprise of The Greatest Showman in aid of Bolton Little Lever Rotary Club.

To see photos from the concert, visit our Gallery Page