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Youth Band Easter Concert

7pm, 6th April 2024

The Youth Band’s Easter concert carries the heartfelt theme of ‘Tribute,’ a poignant homage to the late Mr. Geoffrey Brand, an iconic figure in Britain’s brass band history. His leadership with The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and the Black Dyke Mills Band left an indelible mark.

A highlight of the evening is a new composition commissioned from Sir Karl Jenkins, addressing the pressing issue of climate change and its impact on our fragile planet. Jenkins’ music serves as both an artistic tribute and a call to action, acknowledging the critical conservation work undertaken by organisations like The Wildlife Trust.

Conducted by NYBBGB’s Director of Artistic Planning, Dr Robert Childs, the concert also features Dr David Childs, who has spent two decades passionately promoting the euphonium worldwide, solidifying its place in the world of music. Tonight’s event is a harmonious tapestry of homage and recognition, weaving together the diverse contributions of these musical luminaries.


Carnival Overture Opus 92, Antonín Dvořák arr. Geoffrey Brand
Elegy from Entertainments, Gilbert Vinter
Force of Nature – Concerto for Euphonium, Peter Graham. Soloist David Childs – Euphonium
i. Matador, ii. Wayfarer, iii. Pilar
Journey Into Freedom, Eric Ball


Dundonnell from Hymn of the Highlands, Phillip Sparke
Faith III, Dorothy Gates
Little Prayer, Evelyn Glennie
Four Minute Mile, Judith Bingham
Brilliante, Peter Graham. Soloist David Childs – Euphonium
Danny Boy arr. Sir Karl Jenkins
World Première. Fragile World, Sir Karl Jenkins
i. Scorched Earth, ii. The Blue, iii. Flight