Mu­sic from the shows at con­cert

Manawatu Guardian - - HOME & GARDEN -

It’s that time of the year again when thoughts of Christ­mas starts gather­ing pace.

If you need a bit of light dis­trac­tion and qual­ity en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily, then the award­win­ning Manawatu¯ Con­cert Band may be the an­swer.

Un­der the mu­si­cal di­rec­tor­ship of Pe­ter Ellery, sup­ported by co-con­duc­tor Stephen Wild­bore, this ensem­ble has been go­ing from strength to strength, gain­ing great re­views and a ded­i­cated fol­low­ing.

For its fi­nal per­for­mance of the year, the Manawatu¯ Con­cert Band is pre­sent­ing It’s Show­time.

This is a con­cert for ev­ery­one with an ex­cit­ing pro­gramme of mu­si­cal styles from stage, screen and con­cert hall in­clud­ing hits from West­side Story, Ti­tanic, Bolero and many more.

For those ‘young’ enough to re­mem­ber the 1970s drama se­ries The Onedin Line, then the Ada­gio from Spar­ta­cus and Phry­gia will in­stantly trans­port you back to bil­low­ing sails and creak­ing squarerig­ger ships.

The young at heart will en­joy a rol­lick­ing med­ley from the The Pi­rates of The Caribbean, and sig­na­ture pieces from jazz and big band king Duke Elling­ton, will ap­peal to all. Band mem­bers will have a chance to shine in a lyri­cal trum­pet/tenor sax­o­phone duet of The Prayer made fa­mous by JoshGroban and Ce´ line Dion. The trum­pet sec­tion will also get a work­out in a spir­ited ren­di­tion of Boo­gie Woo­gie Bu­gle Boy.

Come and join the con­cert band for It’s Show­time at the Speirs Cen­tre, Palmer­ston North Boys’ High School, on Satur­day Novem­ber 3, 7.30pm.

■ Tick­ets are avail­able from band mem­bers, Eventfinda, or at the door on the night -cash sales only.

Adults $15, child/stu­dent $10, fam­ily (2A+4C) $40.

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