Voices of Swing

Voices of Swing

Down for the Count Concert Orchestra plays Nelson Riddle

Thursday 29 April 2021, 19:30

Prices from £24.00 to £36.00

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Programme

Programme includes:
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra)
All The Things You Are (Ella Fitzgerald)
The Folks Who Live on the Hill (Peggy Lee)
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart (Judy Garland)
The Nearness Of You (Keely Smith)

Performers

Down for the Count Swing Orchestra
feat. City String Ensemble
Mike Paul-Smith conductor
Lydia Bell vocals
Katie Birtill vocals
Callum Gillies vocals
Hannah Castleman vocals

The 28-piece Down for the Count Swing Orchestra presents a celebration of the great American composer and arranger Nelson Riddle in his centenary year.

Born in 1921, Nelson Riddle was one of the unsung heroes of the swing era. His musical arrangements helped shape the careers of an extraordinary range of artists – from Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Kelly Smith, Dean Martin, and many more.

To celebrate Nelson’s 100th year, the vocalists and instrumentalists of Down for the Count have joined forces with City String Ensemble to bring some of Nelson’s most popular arrangements back to life.

Expect to hear classics including I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra), ‘S Wonderful (Ella Fitzgerald) and Mona Lisa (Nat ‘King’ Cole), alongside some of his lesser-known works and some original arrangements of jazz standards written in the style of Nelson Riddle by the orchestra’s conductor Mike Paul-Smith.

Recommended age: 7+

Ticket Information

£36 , £30, £24

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