A Night at the Movies

The Britannia Band pictured leading the Cross Community WWI commemoration parade to the War Memorial. INLS3914-134KM
The Britannia Band pictured leading the Cross Community WWI commemoration parade to the War Memorial. INLS3914-134KM

The Britannia Concert Band and Dundonald Community Concert Band will stage an evening of music, entitled ‘A Night at the Movies’, in Waterside Theatre, on Saturday, May 9, at 7.45pm.

The bands will also bring their show to Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, on May 16, at 7.30pm.

The brass section of Britannia Concert Band in rehearsals for a 'Showstoppers' evening.  INLS 4611-522MT.

The brass section of Britannia Concert Band in rehearsals for a 'Showstoppers' evening. INLS 4611-522MT.

Tickets for the event are £10 or £5 concessionary.

Inspired by the moving pictures shows of a century ago, with music swirling from a nighty Wurlitzer organ, Martyn Goodman, chairman of the Britannia Concert Band, hit upon the idea of producing the show ‘A Night at the Movies’.

Along with the Dundonald Community Concert Band, the Britannia Concert Band will perform the music from around 20 film segments taken from the most popular films of recent years. While the music is being performed, scenes from the movies will be projected onto a giant screen above the musicians.

Promising to be one of the most exciting concerts ever to be staged locally, ‘A night at the Races’ is under the directorship of Noel Barr (Britannia) and Trevor Carter (Dundonald), and there will be excerpts from Mama Mia, The Lion King, Les Miserables, Shrek, The Blues Brothers, James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean, Braveheart, Star Wars, The Mission and many more.

Tickets can be booked from the Waterside Theatre Box Office on 02871 314000.

Also on sale on these evenings will be a CD of the Showstoppers concerts recorded recently in the Millennium Forum in collaboration with the Londonderry Musical Society. These CDs with 25 high quality tracks are also available from band members and members of the LMS, priced £10.

Members of the Britannia Concert Band pictured during their final rehearsal for the 25th anniversary 'Showstopper's' event. (DER4513PG006)

Members of the Britannia Concert Band pictured during their final rehearsal for the 25th anniversary 'Showstopper's' event. (DER4513PG006)

The Hamilton and Britannia Bands at the 2014 Walled City Tattoo at Ebrington Square. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

The Hamilton and Britannia Bands at the 2014 Walled City Tattoo at Ebrington Square. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

Members of the Britannia Band perform the opening fanfare during the 2014 Walled City Tattoo at Ebrington Square. Picture Martin McKeown.

Members of the Britannia Band perform the opening fanfare during the 2014 Walled City Tattoo at Ebrington Square. Picture Martin McKeown.