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Free lunchtime brass concert at St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral [Picture: Alan Davies]

St Albans Cathedral [Picture: Alan Davies]

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There will be a Bank Holiday brass spectacular at St Albans Cathedral on Monday.

A lunchtime treat is in store for visitors to St Albans Cathedral on May 7.

Starting at 1pm, a free concert of music performed by a mighty 10-piece brass ensemble will resound throughout the historic building.

Cambridge-based Prime Brass is making its fifth visit to St Albans Cathedral, following hugely popular concerts in previous years.

The programme includes the exuberant Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock, extracts from the music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No 2.

It also features an arrangement of The Banks of Green Willow, a beautiful piece by George Butterworth, who was killed fighting in the Battle of the Somme.

Tom Winpenny, assistant master of the music at Cathedral, said: “We are delighted to welcome back Prime Brass to perform at the Cathedral.

“They are performing an engaging and varied programme of familiar and less well-known works.

“Their performances are always uplifting events, and it promises the perfect way to spend part of the Bank Holiday afternoon.”

There’s free admission with a retiring collection.

• For further details, call the Cathedral Information Desk on 01727 890210 or visit www.stalbanscathedral.org

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