Audience watching

by Helen Hooker August. 22, 2012 5011 views

Friary Guildford Brass Band gave their annual concert in the gardens of Westminster Abbey and I went along once again as their official photographer. The proximity of the audience to the band meant getting clear shots of the band in action was tricky so once I??d exhausted those possibilities I turned my camera on the audience, to capture some of the interesting characters who were listening so intently to the music!

Kevin playing his trombone solo, ‘In the wee small hours of the morning’

Conductor Chris King in action

Chris Straker played a very florid set of variations on ‘Rule, Britannia!’ on the euphonium

Lauren Cave playing the flugel horn

This lady was very enthusiastic with her applause!

A very attentive audience, although I suspect one or two were enjoying a musical snooze in the sunshine!

This chap sat right in the middle of the front row and evidently enjoyed every minute of the concert, not to mention the conductor's entertaining commentary!

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Moira 8 years, 7 months ago

The elvis fan looks like he plays the guitar going by his long fingernails , I like the background focus to it too.
Great shot of your Kevin .

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Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 7 months ago

The set let me see a happy day.

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Gillian Parsons 8 years, 7 months ago

What a wonderful experience being Brass Band enthusiasts 'timepiece and busybee envy you that pleasure.

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Ann Garratty 8 years, 7 months ago

Lovely candid shots of the audience... the Elvis fan looks like a real character...

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Josy 8 years, 7 months ago

Oups ! mention and not metion

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Josy 8 years, 7 months ago

A very beautiful set! Bravo in all and special metion to Kévin!
The last one is superb: the enjoyment of this sir pleases to see !

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Marsha 8 years, 7 months ago

Haha....performers AND audience your photographer's take on this musical event, Helen! Your eye really caught some interesting looks!

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Lukesmom 8 years, 7 months ago

Love this set!!! I like the fourth one best with the line of horns!

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Dan Ravasio 8 years, 7 months ago

What a great set Helen. Kevin looks awesome in his shot! #7 to my faves - pure joy - pure individual...... wow.

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