Please enjoy our programme from the 2021 Kapitol Cory Online Championships: Memories of War.
"Our programme centres around Jessica Curry's piece "Last Post", from the Durham Hymns. The lyrics for this suite were written by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy based on wartime letters from local soldiers, and the piece commemorates their lives as well as those they left behind in County Durham. We were proud to play for the premiere of the hymns in Durham Cathedral in 2016.
We lead into this with a classic war film theme, Ron Goodwin's "Where Eagles Dare", arranged by Christian Jenkins with features from each section of the band.
Finally, we end on a note of optimism with the help of the wonderful voices of the Northern Spirit Singers: Matthew Hall's "Nightingale Dances", based on a song that brought many people hope during wartime.
Sit back, reflect and enjoy ‘Memories of War’"
The band would like to thank The Cory Band for providing this fantastic opportunity again for us to compete. We would also like to say a massive thank you again to the Northern Spirit Singers who joined to us to make our performance extra special.
Lastly, we cannot forget all of our players and editing team who have all shown dedication and commitment to this contest. We couldn't do what we do without them.