World renowned military band come to Liverpool’s St George’s Hall for one special charity evening.
On Saturday 13th September, the sound which symbolises the very essence of the nation will be welcomed into the Great Hall at St George’s Hall when The Band of the Grenadier Guards will play a live concert filled with the music which has made them a national treasure for more than three centuries. The concert forms part of the weekend to commemorate WW1 and is also a fundraiser for SSAFA on Merseyside
Throughout Britain’s history, the music of the Grenadier Guards has been the backdrop to national life and identity; representing British constancy, dignity and artistry – attributes shared with the venue for this unique concert – and the guard are now regarded as one of the world’s finest military bands; having filling the streets of London with music and colour; a truly historic sound and sight which invokes the very sentiment of national pride.
The Band has served 15 monarchs over 325 years with dedication and pride and have been present at all the major royal occasions: births, coronations, weddings and funerals and have been witness to all of the country’s key historic events both tragic and joyful; they raised morale during the darkest hours of the Second World War and their uplifting music ushered in a new beginning at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Throughout their long history the band has travelled abroad to far off locations including Australia, the United States of America and Canada, with The British Grenadiers March becoming one of the most recognizable and memorable tunes in the world and part of musical heritage.
The event is brought to you by SSAFA the UK’s oldest charity supporting the men and women of the Forces. SSAFA Merseyside in 2013 assisted over 600 clients and raised £266K to support their needs.
Robin McGrath, Merseyside Branch Secretary of SSAFA said “We at SSAFA Merseyside are very excited about the Grenadier Guards Band coming to Liverpool to support this very important weekend and our work in supporting our clients. The Band has not been on Merseyside in living memory and this concert will be a real boost to our volunteers and those clients we support.”
Alan Smith, General Manager of St Georges Hall said “St George’s Hall is delighted to play host to the magnificent Band of the Grenadier Guards. The grandeur and splendour of the Great Hall is normally brought to life by the power of the Willis organ. I am sure the Grenadier guards will be able to match the power and quality of the organ, and will provide a fitting tribute to the halls strong links with the military, particularly in this hundredth anniversary year of the First World War, for which the hall performed a local integral part.”
And now, in the splendour of one of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks, emotions will be high as the band bring the sound of British patriotism to Liverpool for one special evening.
For further information please visit www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk.
The Band of the Grenadier Guards
St George’s Hall, St George’s Pl, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 1JJ
Saturday 13th September 2014
Time: 6.30pm (doors) | 7.30pm (show)
Tickets: £25.00 (Inc Booking Fee)
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool, online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.