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Belvedere Concert Band

appearing at

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich, Greater London

15:00 - 17:00

Description

Based in the London Borough of Bexley, Belvedere Concert Band has gained a reputation as one of the leading concert bands in the South-East attracting both experienced and aspiring musicians from the surrounding areas.

The Band performs a wide repertoire of music ranging from light classical and traditional music to music from stage and screen, 'big band' and popular standards. Dependent on the nature of the concert the Band may engage supporting vocalists or join forces with a full choir. For most concerts the Band will use its full complement of around 45 musicians but, for certain special occasions, a smaller band may be provided.

In 2005 Belvedere Concert Band was honoured to be invited to play for the Queen's arrival for lunch at Danson House as part of her official visit to Bexley Borough.

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Venue Type

Public Bandstand

Description

Hexagonal bandstand surrounded by lawns and trees, with concerts for an audience in deckchairs.

Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.

The Bandstand was erected in 1891, the same year as the park's only surviving Victorian granite drinking fountain, this Grade II listed structure is located on the south-east side of Great Cross Avenue. The field surrounding it is known as Bandstand Field.

The metal was cast by the Coalbrookdale Company, famous for its decorative ironwork. 40 years before, the company exhibited the Coalbrookdale Gates (now in Kensington Gardens) at the Great Exhibition. The iron bandstand in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, was also cast at Coalbrookdale and erected in 1864 - making it the country's oldest surviving iron bandstand.

This bandstand is used today as a traditional meeting point for leisure activities and sponsored events.

Great Cross Ave.,

Greenwich, Greater London,

SE10 8XH,

Disabled AccessChild FriendlyCafe Nearby

Seating Available Very Limited Seating, Bring your own deckchair.

Admission Fee: Free

Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.

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