Thank you for joining us for this important moment in the life of The Salvation Army!

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The welcome and farewell event took place in London on Saturday 20 May. A recording of the event is available to watch.

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Premiere of 'Called to Serve' - a new brass band piece by Kevin Larsson

The event featured the premiere of 'Called to Serve', a new piece written by Salvationist Kevin Larsson (USA Western Territory). Based on the late General John Larsson's song 'I'll not turn back', the work was premiered by the International Staff Band.

Kevin Larsson writes, 'The piece is entitled “Called to Serve.” As Salvationists, we respond to the calling to serve. Therefore, the slow section of the piece is built on the line of the chorus, “I’m called to live to love and save the lost” and this line is developed through a cornet and euphonium duet, which is a reference to Ivor Bosanko’s brilliant arrangement.'