By Paul Collins
The 18th edition of The Celebration Foundation Concert Series opens with the return of one the most popular concerts we have presented – The Brass Band of Central Florida’s beautiful Holiday Concert. This performance will be on Saturday, December 14th at 3:00pm at Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration.
BBCF is a British style brass band of the kind immortalized on the cover of the Beatles album-Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Workers formed Brass Bands in their plants during the industrial revolution and they competed against Bands from other industrial towns. That tradition continues to this day and has spread well beyond Britain. In fact, BBCF regularly travels to England to compete in international championships.
No British Brass Band is complete without a dry witted British conductor and they don’t come better than BBCF’s conductor Gareth Pritchard. He will have you singing along, laughing, and thoroughly enjoying the excellent musicianship of the Band.
Individual tickets to this concert are now available for $25 ($10 for students and teachers) at The Celebration Foundation or on-line at celebrationfoundation.org. A limited number of Season tickets are still available to all 6 concerts. Season tickets give you preferred seating and a 20% discount.
The Celebration Foundation would like to thank the many sponsors who have made generous contributions to sustain the Concert Series over the past 18 years. Their contributions allow us to bring high quality organizations here to Celebration. We also thank Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration for hosting the Series.