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Ealing Wind Orchestra makes its debut

The newly formed Ealing Wind Orchestra has held its first ever concert at Ealing’s University of West London (UWL).

The group, which meets on Wednesday evenings to rehearse, only started to come together last summer and has been gaining a loyal following of both performers who wish to be part of it as well as fans of its musical repertoire.

More than 150 people attended its debut event on 3 January 2024 which saw an eclectic range of music. Music included renditions from popular films, classical, folk tunes as well as new and original commissions.

Ealing Wind Orchestra debut performance. Photo: Ealing Wind Orchestra
Ealing Wind Orchestra debut performance. Photo: Ealing Wind Orchestra

Orchestra musical director Dave Gordon-Shut told EALING.NEWS: “It was a variety of musical styles reflecting the depth of the wind orchestra repertoire.”

The evening also raised £340 for the Royal Society of Musicians and Mr Gordon-Shut revealed that more concerts are planned in 2024 for the diverse group of musicians who also rehearse at UWL.

He added: “The orchestra comprises players from the local Ealing community and the next concert is planned for early May. As its music director, I firmly believe that we need to keep championing traditionally under-represented groups both within the ranks of the orchestra and also our composers who write for us. And every concert will feature music from at least one living composer.”

For more information on the Ealing Wind Orchestra email: ealingwindorchestra@gmail.com

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