Musical journey around the world

To perform: The Manning Valley Concert Band will play a concert at St John's Anglican Church on July 1. They are pictured here at a previous concert at the Presbyterian Church.
To perform: The Manning Valley Concert Band will play a concert at St John's Anglican Church on July 1. They are pictured here at a previous concert at the Presbyterian Church.

The Manning Valley Concert Band, directed by Roger Griffiths, presents its Around The World With Music concert on Sunday, July 1 at 2pm in the St John’s Anglican Church, Taree.

This upcoming concert will transport you from the outback of Australia, across to Mexico, the Caribbean and the USA.

Then travel to the United Kingdom and Europe, where you will hear works from composers Percy Grainger, William Byrd and Antonin Dvorak.

The journey continues to the Middle East with a performance of Maurice Jarre’s dramatic and brilliantly scored Lawrence of Arabia, plus much more.

Manning Valley Concert Band musical director Roger Griffiths.

Manning Valley Concert Band musical director Roger Griffiths.

For this concert, the band is delighted to showcase the special talents of guest vocalists Mick Standen, Jodi Cooper, Lisette De Gray, and Amanda Lees.

Also featured will be the Wingham Pipes and Drums, playing the ever popular Highland Cathedral.

Compere George Hoad will also perform.

Tickets are available at the door, or at Bass‘n’Blues, phone 6551 5067. Tickets are $10.