Teaming talents for night of music

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The Guardian Concert Band and the Blackpool Male Voice Choir are joining forces to make Music for An Autumn evening at St Cuthbert’s Church in Lytham on Friday at 7.30pm.

The Guardian Concert Band was founded over 30 years ago and consists of more than 30 players of all ages.

The players come from all walks of life and rehearses weekly throughout the year, performimg regularly across the Fylde.

The musical director, Paul Cooper, has been in post since 2003 and writes or arranges a lot of the band’s music.

Originally all of the Guardian Concert Band players worked at Guardian Royal Insurance in Lytham. However with its closure the band was forced to relocate nearby at the Ansdell Institute, but kept the name.

In March 2009 the band moved again – this time to the Park Street Methodist Church in Lytham where it still rehearses. Members travel from as far afield as Garstang and Leyland.

The band’s programme will feature popular favourites like Elizabethan Serenade, Scheherazade, Georgia on My Mind, an Olympics suite , the Last of the Mohicans, a Cliff Richard medley, Pomp and Circumstance March and Land of Hope and Glory.

Over the past 90 years Blackpool Male Voice Choir has established a reputation for fine singing with first-class entertainment at various venues throughout the Fylde Coast and beyond helping to raise money for numerous charities and other worthwhile causes.

The choir was formed in 1923 at Raikes Parade Methodist Church and has grown from strength to strength. Presently its 40 members are in constant demand throughout the Lancashire area.

It boasts a vast repertoire which includes popular ballads, songs from the shows and traditional male voice pieces.

Tickets are £10 on the door.