That Old Brass Magic

North Shore Brass
With guest vocalist Rebecca Nelson
Morning Melodies
Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

7 March 2016

From the opening bars of That Old Black Magic, through to the energetic encore of Martin Cordner’s lively Jublio, Jubilo, North Shore Brass’ latest Morning Melodies programme was a feast for all.

A traditional brass band march your choice? The rousing Castell Coch and the New Zealand top pick, Invercargill would have met the brief.

Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now had the audience singing along.

Kate Wright’s flugel solo in Concerto De Aranjuez from the hit feel-good flick Brassed Off hit the spot indeed.

Puttin’ on the Ritz was a real trip down memory lane, full of the strut that made Fred Astaire’s version such a hit.

Rebecca Nelson
Rebecca Nelson at the BMC Morning Melodies with North Shore Brass

New Zealand’s songbird, Rebecca Nelson brought a powerful passion to the Anthem from the musical Chess, and her emotive rendition of Rogers and Hammerstein’s timeless ballad You’ll Never Walk Alone touched everyone’s heart.

“We have shared the stage with Rebecca on several occasions now, “ says North Shore’s Musical Director, Colin Clark, “and every time the Band lifts under her spell. It’s a perfect match and one we hope will continue.”

The Band and Rebecca Nelson will meet again in May for a special concert  To Mum, With Love, a gift to all mothers, to be held at 2.30pm on Sunday 8 May in the Birkenhead College Theatre.

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Band Manager John Sullivan

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