St. Paul’s Church, Craig-y-Don – 19th December 2009

Amici del Canto & Point of Ayr Brass Band

Amici del Canto & Point of Ayr Brass Band

Since our inception, we have made a habit of giving local Christmas performances. This year, however, we were extremely fortunate to be able to colloborate with The Point of Ayr Colliery Band, a fabulous brass band with a rich history.

On the Saturday before Christmas we gathered at St. Paul’s Church in Craig-y-Don near Llandudno, where – in the first half – we performed Haydn’s Mariazellermesse a work that we are fast making our own.

The second half was largely given over to the Point of Ayr Band who played a brilliant programme of pieces including the witty Posthorn Gallop by Herman Koenig, complete with sound effects!

As far as we were concerned the highlight of the performance was joining with Point of Ayr for a performance of Edward Elgar’s So Many True Princesses which had been arranged for brass band by William Shaw, the 18 year old son of our music director Nigel Shaw, and who also plays with Point of Ayr. A video recording of the performance is available on our musicpage.