Swinging Big Band Performance in Owston
Monday 25 April
Oakham’s Big Band was on terrific form for their evening concert in St Andrew’s Church, Owston, on Sunday 24 April. The 12th Century, Grade 1 listed church had seldom heard music like it, but a capacity audience clearly enjoyed hearing the band perform in such intimate and historic surroundings.
Steve Foster directed the band in a wide range of repertoire, encompassing everything from classic swing arrangements to a Big Band arrangement of Uptown Funk. As well as demonstrating terrific strengths in all sections of the band, the audience also enjoyed brilliant vocal solos from Jonathan Birch, Edwin Lambert, Alva Muris and Jenny Shen, as well as instrumental features for Hannah Crowley (alto saxophone) and Mr Foster himself on the trumpet.
The whole evening was a great community event, and Oakham’s musicians
were delighted to be supporting church funds through this concert.
We're delighted that nearly £700 was raised in support of St Andrew's. Congratulations to all those involved!