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Thu 6th Dec at 7:30pm
Carols & Brass With Special Guest Ian Mcmillan
@ Victoria Theatre, Halifax
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Carols & Brass With Special Guest Ian Mcmillan: Halifax Choral Society + The Black Dyke Band + John Pryce-Jones + Ian McMillan
"The first of two different concerts with Halifax Choral Society - the oldest amateur choral Society in the world in continuing performance and the World famous Black Dyke Band. A mix of festive music & carols old & new with an opportunity for the audience to take part in some of the carols if they want to. The first of these concerts has a special guest appearances from Ian McMillan, popularly known as People's Poet of Barnsley who is back by popular demand. Advance ticket collection is recommended as the Theatre are giving vouchers with tickets to this concert for Harveys Restaurant."
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The Black Dyke Brass Band are the most recorded band in the world, with over 300 recordings and growing every year. It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships eleven times, most recently in 2005, the British Open no fewer than 29 times (most recently 2006) and the National Championships of Great Britain 22 times (most recently 2008 and 2009).
Black Dyke was also the first band to achieve the 'Grand Slam' in 1985 by winning the Yorkshire regional, European, British Open and National Championship contests,along with being voted BBC's Best Band of the Year.
The band have also released a single on The Beatles' Apple Records label, an instrumental composed by Lennon and McCartney called Thingumybob, as well as an instrumental version of Yellow Submarine.
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Ian McMillan has been a poet, broadcaster, commentator and programme maker for over 20 years; he is a surreal and spontaneous performer who is enjoyed by all. Perhaps best known for being Barnsley FC's Poet in Residence and Yorkshire TV's Investigative Poet,
Ian is also Humberside Police's Beat Poet - the world's first poet-in-residence with a police force - where he amasses a lively collection of poems and perspectives from the police and their clients.
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Venue: Victoria Theatre
2 Fountain Street
HX1 1BP 53.721260, -1.861621
Bookings: 01422 351158
→ Halifax 7 min walk