Music from the shows at concert
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.