Cancellation summer concert
Due to the long-lasting limitations of the Corona crisis, we are unfortunately forced to cancel the Summer Concert 2020 on July 12th. The concept and the motto are there, even the title list was almost finished, but we have to cancel.
Due to the missing, common rehearsals, it is not possible for us to provide you with the usual quality.
Our goal is to start again after the summer holidays and end the year with a phenomenal Christmas concert program.
Until then, we wish you and your families all the best and stay healthy!
Donation handover at Radio Hamburg
On December 21, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. we could be heard at Radio Hamburg, how we were proud to hand over the raffle income of our Christmas concert for a good cause.
Many thanks to Radio Hamburg for the experience and the great fundraiser. We were happy to be there!
If you missed us, you can hear the concert announcement from 11.12.2019 and the recording from the studio.
"Which catchy tune should I choose?"
A spectator murmured this question after yesterday's concert. The question is quite justified, because Woody's sound sparked fireworks of rousing disco hits.
Before the room was grooved, however, the Ladies of Brass tuned the audience with Christmas titles and Santa sent the three holy kings over with small gifts for the children. Martin Woodford also got a surprise because the concert day was also his birthday. So the orchestra, which was still among the audience at the time, serenaded after White Christmas and presented him with a present.
During a short renovation phase, the 1st chairman Alexander Melchert welcomed the numerous guests in the almost sold-out town hall and handed over to Martina Müller from Radio Hamburg, who presented the purpose of this year's concert, namely Radio Hamburg: Listeners help children.
In the course of the evening there was one surprise after the other for the audience, because the titles played and their performers were - as every year - "strictly" secret and had to be guessed. The right answers were rewarded with flying chocolate Santa Clauses. However, for general amusement, the orchestra chief blabbed one or two times this year with his moderation ...
The titles were versatile. After a tremendous opening, it started with YMCA, followed by hits from Earth, Wind & Fire. The Latin side of the disco era was not neglected either with Copacabana and Que sera mi vida.
During the pieces, soloists kept coming up and impressing the audience. A solo by Martin and Max on saxophone and trumpet for Simply the Best was particularly beautiful.
With all the surprises, the orchestra itself was caught off guard. Martin stopped the hit One Step Beyond after just under a minute. What was going on? Was it played wrong? There was unrest, there was not yet a break in the title at the Christmas concert. The reason was simple:
With 22 saxophones, the piece should be played standing by these musicians, so that they give everything and could be duly appreciated by the audience. Thunderous applause for this firework was the thanks to the great Saxis.
After songs by the Pet Shop Boys and Ricky Martin, the concert came to an end. Due to the standing applause, the orchestra was drawn to three encores and Martin performed a phenomenal solo on the trumpet for Sky Fall.
The Woody’s Sound Orchestra thanks all viewers, supporters and donors. It was a great concert and a wonderful musical year for us. We wish you and your families a wonderful Advent and Christmas season, a happy New Year and look forward to welcoming you again next year when we perform.
Woody's Sound supports "Listeners help children"
The Christmas concert on 14.12.2019 at 17 clock is approaching and Woody's Sound announces this year's donation purpose. The joy is great that this year we support Radio Hamburg with its action "Listeners help children".
The Saturday night on the first weekend of Advent belongs to the Advent concert of Woody's Sound and the hunting horns in St. Mary's Church. This date has become an indispensable part of many people's calendars.
And so the church was well filled on the last Saturday evening already one hour before the concert began. And a tense murmur was in the air.
The hunting horn players and the orchestra alternated again and again after a few tracks and so the audience was able to enjoy the many facets of brass music.
Woody's Sound played alongside classical titles by Beethoven and Handel as well as a play from the musical Cats, Imagine by John Lennon and "Einsamer Hirrte" by James Last. In Ave Maria (by Schubert) the trumpets played on their flugelhorns and Josefine played a strong solo on the alto saxophone.
The hunting horn players shine with a change of marches, fanfares and hunting signals. Even with a Christmas duet with the orchestra, you could highlight the signals beautifully.
When the last song had died away with applause, the audience started to leave. Martin Woodford picked up the microphone and asked with a smile, "Are you ready to leave? We would still have one ... " An addition outside the program!
One thing was missing: a solo by Martin Woodford on the flugelhorn.
The orchestra played "Freiheit" from Marius Müller-Westerhagen and Martin played so softly that so many handkerchiefs had to be drawn in the audience. It was a beautiful start to the Christmas season. The orchestra would like to thank Günter Härtel for the organization. Until next time!