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The Spirit of Christmas concert will take place on SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at ST PETER'S BANQUET HALL. (The banquet hall is in St. Peter's Town Hall complex, 101 Payneham Rd., Payneham, South Australia). Entry is by a Gold Coin Donation.
The concert on December 11, will be directed by Peter Smith and is sure to feature some of K&N Brass' finest Christmas music. At this stage, I do not know exactly what musical delights they have in store for us, but I do look forward to hearing some of their best pieces live.
The Kensington and Norwood Brass band (also known as K&N Brass) is a band whose harmonies are so well honed they can sound like a full orchestra when they wish. According to their official website, the band was established in 1898 and was first known as the "Magill Model Band". In 1953 Norwood was recognised as a "city" and the band was renamed the "Kensington & Norwood City Band". The band has won three Australian National Brass Band championships.
The rendition of Veni, Veni Emanuel (commonly known as O Come, O come Emmanuel) featured on their web page is sensitive and contemplative. This is a famous Advent / Christmas song which encapsulates the Nation of Israel's' longing for the Messiah they believed they had been promised. The sentiment is echoed in the Christian anticipation of the birth of Christ to complete his ministry on earth and return in triumph at the end of time. Even if you do not share the religious or cultural beliefs of Jews or Christians, this is a beautiful classical song.
At the 2016 State Championships, the K&N Brass band played the hymn Nearer My God to Thee, and received a score of 49/50 for their performance. They also played many wonderful pieces at the Hope and Glory Concert in October this year. Christmas time is a time of joy and mirth and there are many catchy tunes and secular pieces of music among the K&B Brass repertoire they could be planning to play.
Bring your own drinks and snacks, but please remember that the event is not licensed for alcohol. Parking should be available in the nearby Library car park.