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World renowned player boosts festival

PUBLISHED: 19:34 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 14:34 14 July 2010

WYMONDHAM Music Festival's flagship concert this year promises to be a musical treat.

World-renowned euphonium player David Childs will be bringing his brass quartet to Wymondham Abbey on Saturday at 7.

WYMONDHAM Music Festival's flagship concert this year promises to be a musical treat.

World-renowned euphonium player David Childs will be bringing his brass quartet to Wymondham Abbey on Saturday at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are £12 (£2 for children) for tickets bought on the door. If bought before the day of the concert a £1 discount will apply.

Tickets are available from the Book Fountain in Wharton's Court, Wymondham or from the festival office, tel: 01953 601939.

The David Childs Quartet has a unique combination of instruments - trumpet and cornet, flugel horn, French horn, euphonium and trombone.

The varied programme will feature a mix of classical transcriptions, arrangements from David's sister Lisa and solo showpieces from David.

The Childs family name has been synonymous with the euphonium for two generations.

Father Robert has been a leader in the brass world for 30 years and David has become one of the world's finest brass soloists.

In 2000 he was the first ever euphonium soloist to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year, and has continued to wow audiences.

The band members are Lisa Childs (cornet), Oliver Fitzgerald-Lombard (French horn, Joanne Deane (flugel horn and David Childs.

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