The final concert in the Christ Church series on Saturday, November 25, will feature our much loved 160 year old town band returning after their triumphant concert last year. Presenting Light of Gold, an evocation of music’s power to illuminate and inspire, drawn from various musical genres and styles, from classical to contemporary.
Brass banding in Daylesford has a long history, with the first band being formed in 1862. There have been many iterations of the band, the most recent being the formation of the current band (originally known as the Daylesford Municipal Brass Band) in 1962. Now known as the Daylesford Community Brass Band, they proudly provide entertainment and musical education around the Daylesford area.
Current members range in age from early twenties to eighties. Banding frequently becomes a life-long passion, and several members have been members of the band for more than 50 years. They are very much a family band, with partners, children and parents joining to share the joy of music making.
With 160 year history in this community, the Band is much loved and a feature at all key public events from street parades to annual war commemoration services, Christmas, Town Hall themed events and much more. This relationship with the public drives the Band’s commitment to performing and honours its long commitment to our community.
Light of Gold will be a celebration of music’s power to illuminate and inspire. The concert will involve an afternoon of sweeping landscapes and delicate
miniatures, of reveries for times past and hopes for what is yet to be. Eclectic in genre and style, Light of Gold demonstrates that all music, from
classical to jazz, may paint vivid pictures in the heart and mind.
The diversity of this program is ambitious and exciting. Examples from the program include Lux Aurumque (Light of Gold) by Eric Whitacre, Four Seasons in One Day by Tim and Neil Finn, Benedictus from The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) by Karl Jenkins, Moondance by Van Morrison and Yellow by Coldplay.
Date: Saturday 25 November
Venue: Christ Church, 54 Central Springs Road, Daylesford