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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

On December 20th & 21st David and his wife, flugel horn star Joanne Childs, made a brace of concert appearances at the Church of Herzogenbuchsee and the beautiful Abbey of St Urban near Zurich accompanied by the Flowers Band conducted by Maestro Manfred Obrecht.

Dave & Jo Grand Shield

David commented, "I was delighted when Manfred contacted me earlier this year about the prospect of Joanne, myself and the Flowers Band performing with him in Switzerland. Manfred is a very well respected conductor and has worked with my father Robert, my uncle Nicholas, and their respective bands on many occasions over the last twenty years. I was delighted to have this opportunity to play for him, especially appearing in concert with my wife and my own band Flowers."

With a programme which included Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys, a new euphonium solo based on Handel's Harmonius Blacksmith and the popular flugel horn solo arrangement of Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez David, Joanne, and the Flowers Band gave two fantastic concerts to capacity audiences under the expert direction of Manfred Obrecht.

David concluded, "Manfred's innate musicality and charisma brought a new dimension to the band's performance in Switzerland, and provided all involved with a wonderful musical experience to bring to a close what has been the most succesful year in Flowers Band's history." 

A Video clip from Sunday's concert in the Abbey of St Urban. Eduard Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys

Some photos...

Manfred Obrecht leads Flowers in the The Abbey of St Urban

Joanne Childs accepts her applause from an appreciative audience and band.

The Harmoniuos Blacksmith...

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