Optional charity donations now £2603 for Diamonds (Nordoff Robbins), £950 for P Gold 1 and Ruby ( Children in need ), £778 for the MUBF
Set up to ensure that this band of exceptional musicians cannot be forgotten. This unofficial website is dedicated to the musicians and staff who worked with the NVO / NDO. 2014 is the 40th anniversary of the last time the NDO played
I WOULD LIKE ANY BAND MEMBERS, ARRANGERS, CONDUCTORS / WIVES / RELATIONS WHO HAD ANY
INVOLVEMENT WITH THE BAND TO PLEASE MAKE THEMSELVES KNOWN TO ME VIA THE WEBSITE
email us please :- ndoinfo( at )tiscali.co.uk ( at=@) )
The Northern Dance Orchestra Project
The NEW CD’S are all limited edition double albums - email us for more details
1972 vinyl LP
1 copy available
No longer available
An excellent introduction to the NDO with tracks from the 60’s and 70’s
Unique NDO tracks from the 50’s and 60’s
Contains superb experimental, and later stereo recordings
Tracks from the 60’s and the only known NDO recording of the ‘Wind in the Willows' suite.
Pure Gold 3
NOW AVAILABLE and includes the last stereo recordings of the band in 1972 - 74.
Great credit must go to Mike Hall the Musical Director, he listened to my CD's, and hit exactly the right tempos. His attention to detail made a good concert something special. The solos were certainly as good as I have heard anywhere. With the radio 3 live broadcast too I am so pleased that this Band of students is getting the recognition it rightly deserves, and I'm sure that we will be seeing some of them in the future in other famous bands.
That wasn't just a good concert, it was exquisite from all aspects, and proves beyond any shadow of doubt that the excellent music of the NDO still lives on with a new generation of musicians, some 40 years after the band last played.
Lovely to talk to Clare Teal about the NDO and our future plans on her programme on Sunday 7 Dec. This should be on i player for a while if you wish to catch up- appx 21.17 on Radio 2.
The Music of the NDO - some sadly now unavailable
Superb playing by the RNCM Big Band (10 December), did full justice to the scores we have retrieved. Close your eyes and you really could believe that the NDO were back on stage - The band clearly loved it, the audience gave 3 curtain calls, and the band played an encore !