Arts festival closes with concert by world famous Black Dyke Band

Monday 23 May 2022

The world famous Black Dyke Band will be the star guests at the Perth Festival of Arts 50th anniversary closing concert on Saturday (28 May), starting at 7.30pm, in Perth Concert Hall.

Black Dyke is the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships 13 times, most recently in 2015, the British Open no fewer than 30 times and the National Championships of Great Britain on 23 occasions.

Under the baton of musical director Professor Nicholas Childs, the band will bring the 50th Perth Festival of Arts to an exciting close with a celebratory programme of popular and classical works, alongside cinematic favourites. 

Opening with the band's signature march Queensbury, the programme continues with the rousing La Corsaire overture, a suite from one of the nation's best-loved contemporary works, The Armed Man, and a variety of other pieces.

The second half of the concert sees 'Black Dyke at the Movies' as audiences enjoy cinematic classics including Harry Potter, James Bond and Pirates of the Caribbean, alongside a number of works showcasing the talents of the band's soloists.

Further highlights are two works by Paul Lovatt-Cooper, featuring the powerful Fire in the Blood and the beautifully melodic Upon Green Vales, which premiered at the end of 2021.

Festival tickets are priced at £22 (concessions £20, under 16s £11.50). For details of the full festival line-up including dates, times and ticket information click here.


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