St. George’s Day Concert by The Band of The Coldstream Guards

Classical
St. George’s Day Concert by The Band of The Coldstream Guards
When

Friday 24th April, 2020

Where

Phoenix Concert Hall

About

The last ten years have seen the Band involved with what is probably the most intense period of international travel in its entire history. Not only has the Band undertaken many duty trips, visiting either of two battalions stationed abroad, but has gone on many private and commercial tours “Flying the Flag” around the world.

The modern band consists of 44 musicians and one officer Director of Music, currently Major Simon Haw MBE. This establishment is due to increase in 2018. Musicians are now capbadged part of the Corps of Army Music, but remain affiliated to the Coldstream Guards, wear the ceremonial uniform of the Coldstream Guards and carry the drums, with Coldstream Battle honours emblazoned on them. Musicians are trickle posted around other Army bands, for career and welfare reasons, but generally in order to maintain continuity of the orchestra and teamwork, it is preferred that individual musicians remain with the same band. The Band has toured Japan and China twice in the last 5 years and continues to lead the way in terms of producing and developing the very best of military music. New compositions were composed for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015, the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016 and a new piece will be composed in 2018 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1.

 

Tickets go on sale Friday 8 November

Performances

Friday - 24th April 7:30 PM Book Now

Venue Info

Phoenix Concert Hall

Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.

The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.

 

 


Phoenix Pianos

Phoenix Pianos - Fairfield Halls

Phoenix Pianos are a British company that pride themselves on leading the piano manufacture industry with new, high-end piano technologies.

Founder and Chairman, Richard Dain, is a man of impressive engineering pedigree and tireless vision, who in the early 2000s began to combine his passion for pianos and music with his wide-ranging engineering skills.

A series of ground-breaking innovations have led to the most technologically advanced pianos in the world.

The Phoenix mission is twofold:

  1. To once again offer inspiration to artists in new levels of acoustic performance, after a century of near complete stagnation within the piano industry.
  2. To make highly practical improvements to piano design, such as climate resistance, longevity of parts, reliability of performance, and touch response.

Phoenix instruments benefit from:

  • Carbon fibre and Kevlar soundboard designs
  • A new highly responsive action comprising 3D printed and carbon fibre parts
  • Patented bridge technology to improve the power and efficiency of acoustic transfer, giving artists access to a wider dynamic range

The installation of a fleet of Phoenix instruments in the Fairfield Halls, and their sponsoring of the Phoenix Academy, represent a very special moment for both piano design and manufacture, and for this premier venue.