THEATRE OF WAR: Music from a wartime era
THE Clarence Valley Orchestra and Chorus take to the stage this Sunday for the much anticipated ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Concert Theatre of War conducted by their artistic director Greg Butcher.
This year the orchestra will take you on another journey with a concert commemorating the 100 year era since WW1 in the magnificent Saraton Theatre in Grafton.
There will be plenty of singing with audience participation and also a time to reflect with the performance of more solemn items.
This performance will also commemorate 50 years since the Battle of Long Tan Vietnam, paying tribute to not only our troops who served in Vietnam, but also the entertainers with music of the 1960-70's era. You will hear a stirring rendition from the chorus with music from the film 'The Dambusters'. Music from WW2 comedians, Flanagan & Allen will also be featured with local talent singing 'Underneath the Arches' and 'Maybe It's because I'm a Londoner', together with the great Peter Dawson classic, 'When The Sergeant Major's On Parade.
Other items from the orchestra include Gustave Holst's 'Mars' the 'Bringer of War' from his 'Planet Suite' written in 1914. The orchestra's very own Andrews Sisters will also feature in their favourite medley including, 'Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree', 'Rum & Coca Cola' & 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy'.
This is the second concert in the Clarence Valley's ANZAC Centenary Commemoration series for 2015-2018 that the orchestra and chorus will has produced.
There will be two concerts this Sunday: a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 7pm. There are still tickets for both concert times on sale at the Saraton Theatre. Proceeds to local Clarence Valley RSL Sub-Branches and Legacy so show your support and have a great time to boot.