A nostalgic live ‘radio show’ for armchair travellers
If you enjoyed A Prairie Home Companion, then don’t miss this ‘live radio show’ from Wellington’s most innovative vocal ensemble, Nota Bene. Their Wellington performance of Sentimental Journey in the Ilott Theatre in 2007 was a sell-out, while the performance the School of Music Auditorium in Nelson in early July this year was a huge hit.
Next stop on the Sentimental Journey is at the Genesis Energy Theatre at the Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt on 18 July.
Geoff Robinson, co-host of Radio New Zealand National’s Morning Report, will guide the audience through a Sentimental Journey around the world featuring music by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Debussy, Vaughan Williams and many more, in the style of a yester-year Saturday night request show.
Directed by Jacqueline Coats (director of Wellington’s Summer Shakespeare) the show will also feature singer Joanne Hodgson and pianist Julie Coulson in a collection of jazz standards, as well as some Irish fiddle tunes from Oscar Bullock.
Conductor Christine Argyle says: “This concert will appeal to lovers of choral, jazz and folk music alike. We encourage our audience to sit back, relax and let us transport them to another time and place.”
Nota Bene combines the world’s best vocal music with a theatrical twist. The singers of Nota Bene include many former members of the New Zealand National Youth Choir as well as current members of Tower Voices NZ. The ensemble also operates as a 'choir for hire' for weddings and corporate functions.
Saturday 4 July, 2009, 7.30pm
Nelson School of Music Auditorium
Saturday 18 July 2009, 7.30pm
Expressions Theatre, Upper Hutt
Tickets $25 from Expressions Theatre; phone 04 527 2168 or from www.expressions.org.nz