Supporting the Army Benevolent Fund


Recently we attended an evening concert by The British Army Orchestra Sinfonietta at The Menuhin Hall in Stoke D’Abernon. The concert was in aid of the ABF – The Army Benevolent Fund.

Apart from wanting to support the ABF, we’d neither been to the Menuhin Hall at the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, nor had we heard the British Army Orchestra. All good reasons to attend.

The hall, see my snatched photo of the interior is a lovely concert venue. I guess holding no more than 300 or so. For the excellent acoustics alone it’s well worth a visit.

The conductor was Principal Director of Music for the Army. One of his chosen pieces for the concert was a Strauss horn concerto. The soloist, Lance Sergeant Nick Stones – pictured, was introduced by the conductor as the finest horn player in the British Army. He also said that he was on two weeks R&R leave from a…

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