2018 sees Maghull Wind Orchestra celebrate our 40th anniversary, and during our birthday year we are planning several special concerts and events.
The Magic of Music
Music has an unparalleled ability to cross borders. Regardless of upbringing or environment, feet start tapping and hearts beat faster whenever there’s a good tune being played. Maghull Wind Orchestra can be guaranteed to provide exactly that as they celebrate their 40th anniversary with this special concert. With MWO, the magic of music embraces the whole band. This is a truly inclusive community set-up which welcomes musicians of any age and any ability. No subscriptions are charged meaning membership is open to everyone and there are no auditions – if you have an instrument and the ability to read music, you’re in!
On 17th June at the Philharmonic Hall, under musical director Phil Shotton, MWO will play a range of music old and new, including a number of pieces being premiered at this anniversary event. These include a new work by award-winning Scottish composer Tom Harrold, commissioned for MWO by the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles (BASBWE), a bass clarinet concerto for Liverpool’s Andy Roberts by Bill Connor, and a composition by one of MWO’s own members Adam Dutch. Joining MWO will be the NHS Choir and children from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Southport, making this a joyful afternoon that only the magic of music can create.