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Young Stars in Concert with SCB

We’ll be kicking off our 135th Anniversary year in style with our first special event of 2016 :  Young Stars in Concert with Sheffield Citadel Band.  Our special guests for the evening will be Isobel Daws, trombone and Charlie Green, vocal.  These young people are both very accomplished musicians and we know that a a fantastic musical evening is in store.

Isobel Daws

Isobel Daws

Isobel Daws is 16 years old & she began to play the cornet at the age of 3 with tuition from Maisie Ringham Wiggins, MBE. Under Maisie’s direction Isobel moved to the trombone in September 2008. Six months later Isobel successfully auditioned for a place to study trombone at The Purcell School of Music. where she holds a scholarship under the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme and is now tutored by Rob Workman.

After an extensive audition process, Isobel was thrilled to be chosen as one of the five finalists in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year 2014 Brass Category Final and in March 2014 she received a Gold Award from the ABRSM for obtaining one of the highest marks in her Grade 8 exam.

Isobel has been a member of The National Youth Brass Band, National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain and was a member of The National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain for four years, three of which she received full scholarships from the Leverhulme Trust for distinction in musicianship and instrumental excellence. In 2015 Isobel was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and was thrilled to play at the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.


Charlie Green

Charlie Green

Charlie Green’s baptism into the world of entertainment began at the  age of 3 when he entertained passengers on board a cruise ship with a rendering of the classic ‘New York, New York’. In 2005, at the age of 8, Charlie was invited by the ‘Not Forgotten Association for Ex-Servicemen’ to perform at their annual concert at St James’ Palace, the highlight of his day being an introduction to HRH Princess Anne.

Charlie came to the world’s attention in 2008 when he sang on the popular TV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Simon Cowell said “Charlie you are a little star, I really, really like you.”

Charlie is an active member of the Droitwich Spa Salvation Army where he is a member of the Band and also Deputy Songster Leader. Charlie is always eager to share his Christian faith with others and one of the highlights for him in 2015 was performing at London’s O2 Arena at the ‘Boundless Congress’ celebrating The Salvation Army’s 150th Anniversary.


On the 27th February, Isobel’s solos will include “The Eternal Quest” and “Brasilia” and amongst Charlie’s numbers will feature “Feeling Good” and “You Raise Me Up”.  You won’t want to miss this fantastic evening so get in touch as soon as possible for your tickets, available at just £5.00 each.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Norwich Citadel Band to visit Sheffield

Not to Be Missed !

Norwich Citadel Band, one of the Salvation Army’s premier brass bands, will be visiting Sheffield for the weekend 5th & 6th April.  On the Saturday evening the Band will be presenting a festival of music at The Salvation Army on Psalter Lane.  This promises to be a fantastic evening of music and we invite you to come along & share with us.  The evening starts at 7.00pm and tickets will be available on the door for just £5.00.  To reserve your place, contact us directly or post your ticket money to us, along with your details & we’ll be happy to reserve a ticket for you.

The Band will also be leading worship at The Citadel on the Sunday and you’re welcome to share with us at 10.30am and 4.30pm.

Norwich Citadel Band, one of the ‘finest’ of Salvation Army bands, was established in 1882 following a visit by General William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, who preached at the newly opened Norwich corps (church).  The General implored its citizens to “Get a drum and rouse Norwich from one end to the other.”  This directive was immediately acted upon, instruments were purchased and a band was formed.

More than 130 years later the band remains a vital part of worship and witness in Norwich and is very much involved in the life of the city, providing music for many civic, church and cultural events including the annual Lord Mayor’s Civic Service and the Remembrance Day Parade.  It also regularly plays in the magnificent 11th century Cathedral and in concert halls around the region.

Alongside its most important function of supporting worship at Norwich Citadel, the band travels to other parts of Great Britain giving concerts and leading worship at other Salvation Army centres.  Appearances at famous venues include London’s Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the concert hall of the University of Cape Town, the Centennial Memorial Temple in New York City and Sandringham, the Queen’s residence in Norfolk.

For many years the band has toured overseas and has visited the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, the USA, Canada and South Africa where NCB was the first Salvation Army band ever to visit the African continent from overseas and the first ever brass band to travel to that country.

But………..on 5 & 6 April the focus of Norwich Citadel band is fully on Psalter Lane, Sheffield.

Don’t miss this great weekend at Sheffield Citadel – we look forward to seeing you !

GE NCB Toronto 2010

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