You could say that the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are the real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off and they’re coming to The Forum in Bath! In this unique Brassed Off at Christmas show they’ll be performing a spectacular programme of Festive Favourites, popular Brass Band classics and of course music from the hit movie.
Formed in 1917, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band has become a British Institution. Throughout the years their competition successes include 16 Brass in Concert championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire Regional Champions, two English National Championship victories, four times British Open Champions and four times National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain.
They have been invited to perform at many events including the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony as well as a wealth of national and international television/radio appearances.
As always, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band want to go the extra mile for their audiences and have invited the Operababes to join them as their special guests. Successful artists in their own right, the Operababes have topped the classical charts around the world and have performed alongside some of the world’s leading orchestras including the Halle and the Royal Philharmonic as well as performing for Her Majesty the Queen at the Festival of Remembrance and the launch of the Commonwealth Games.
Brassed Off at Christmas is promising to be a wonderfully entertaining show with a magnificent programme of material including the William Tell Overture, O Holy Night, Radetzky March, Ode to Joy, Jingle Bells, carols and seasonal music. This is the perfect pre-Christmas curtain raiser!