Monthly Archives: September 2012
The South London Fellowship Band gave a concert at Bexleyheath Methodist Church in aid of Bexleyheath Corps Building Fund. This was a great evening of music and ministry by the Band under the leadership of Major George Whittingham. The band delighted the audience with a variety of pieces which commenced with the Cornet & Trombone Feature ‘Gone my Care’ (Lt-Col Ray Steadman-Allen). Other items included the Marches ‘Keep Singing’ (P.C. Rivers) and ‘Jubilee’ (Paul Drury), the Selection ‘Deep Passage’ (Emil Soderstrom) and ‘A London Celebration’ (Peter Graham).
Solo items were provided by Darrell Scholes (Cornet) with the Caprice ‘Zelda’ (Percy Code), Adrian Horwood (Euphonium) – ‘Travelling Along’ (Chris Mallett) and Leslie Swift sang a vocal solo ‘Before the throne’. Bandsman Phil Edwards provided a moving pause for thought.
Throughout the concert the Band was supported by Bexleyheath Singing Company, under the leadership of Rachel Gash, who also delighted the audience with their music. Their items included ‘Do Lord’, ‘Your grace still amazes me’, ‘My God and my best friend’, ‘Father Creator’, ‘Love the Lord your God’ and ‘Walk tall, stand firm, be strong’.
The Band concluded a wonderful evening with Eric Ball’s Tone Poem ‘The Triumph of Peace’.
The concert was the idea of Ladies Time Out, Leader Avril Edgar, as a fundraising effort for the corps building project and so it was a great to see £405 raised from the evening with further donations still being received.
Captain Paul Wood
Corps Officer – Bexleyheath