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Xmas Chat Brass At ‘The White Lion’!

About four times a year there seems to be a quickening in the air around the Wigan area and people of all ages, size, shape and diverse backgrounds appear to gather for a cleansing ritual which is spoken about in … Continue reading

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At Last, Something For Those Cold Winter Chops…

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Stellar Soprano Pumeza Matshiza Limbers Up For The RLPO ‘Spirit Of Xmas’ Series…

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RLPO Trumpet Section Getting Into The Xmas Spirit!

The first rehearsal for our Xmas family concert series ‘Rudolf On Hope Street’. Here’s the trumpet section having a quick blast through a rousing ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’!

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Xmas Time At The Phil!

Everyone in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra knows the Christmas Season has begun when we arrive for work and there are two huge Xmas trees, one to stage right and the other to stage left, in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Our … Continue reading

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Today’s Office…

Today was a day off for the rest of the RLPO. Not so for the brass section. We headed off for Knowsley to play an evening concert at Halewood Academy to play Carols with choirs from seven schools, two drama … Continue reading

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Andrew Manze And The RLPO…

The RLPO have been working with the renowned international British conductor, Andrew Manze for the last two weeks. Andrew is always eagerly anticipated. His musicianship, scholarship, expertise and wonderful manner with musicians is always an absolute pleasure. What a joy! … Continue reading

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Leroy Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’ Played On The Bugle!

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Christmas Tunes by Jazz Kid Using the Bb Blues Scale

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Trombonasaurus Rex!

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