SSAFA Summer Concert: a special concert to commemorate 10 years in Afghanistan
South Bristol Music Centre Community Orchestra
Jonathan Palmer conductor
with David Rowlands (Military Artist) visual art exhibition
Works to include:
The Skater’s Waltz Waldteufel, For the Fallen Elgar
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin, Little Wing Jimi Hendrix
Wherever You Are (The Military Wives Choir)
Famous hits by The Andrews Sisters
Songs from the World War II Musical Bombshells
The Great Escape March, Colonel Bogey and The Dam Busters March
To commemorate 10 years in Afghanistan, SAAFA is pleased to be associated with the South Bristol Music Centre Community Orchestra in this special concert. The programme is highly varied and features great ‘military’ music, from classic war movie themes to nostalgic songs from the 1940s.
The Marionettes are a Bristol based 1940′s vocal trio that can stir the heart with beguiling interpretations of classic popular songs from that period.Concert in aid of Afghan Heroes.
David Rowlands is one of today’s finest and most accurate military artists, his atmospheric oil paintings presenting a realistic record of the dramatic events of war. Following widespread recognition of his work he has won commissions to record the activities of many regiments in their roles today, and this work has taken him frequently to Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, Oman and the Balkans.
In this superb art print exhibition, David’s eye-witness paintings record the work of the British Army in Afghanistan.
SSAFA is the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, a national charity supporting current and former servicemen and their families. Locally based SSAFA caseworkers are the front line in providing this support. They identify local needs and work with the service benevolent funds and other forces charities to make sure their money goes to where it is needed.
Promoted by Bristol Arts and Music Service in association with St George’s Bristol.