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Clare Teal sings the Doris Day Songbook – Town Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Colin Belling Reviewer: James Garrington As soon as the opening bars of It’s Magic float across the historic Birmingham Town Hall, the audience settle back to enjoy the evening, knowing they are in for a treat. Clare Teal is a performer who really knows how to interpret a song, and this opening number of her Doris Day Songbook concert ...

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Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra Celebrate Doris Day – CAST, Doncaster

Singers: Clare Teal, Matthew Ford Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Ron Simpson Though Clare Teal undoubtedly has a considerable following of her own, the packed auditorium at CAST seemed to suggest that the appeal of Doris Day, now in her nineties, is undiminished. So it proved when the last few numbers – saving till last some of her most popular songs ...

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T.Rextasy – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Formed in 1967 by the multi-talented singer songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan, Tyrannosaurus Rex bridged the gap between young and old, producing a string of glam rock anthems which are still very much alive and enjoyed by all ages today. Starting out in 1992, tribute band T.Rextasy played their debut in a Hackney pub, and from ...

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CBSO Friday Night Classics: Charlie Chaplin – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Carl Davis Reviewer: Sam Chipman “You can’t hire this on Netflix” boasts the CBSO concert programme, and this couldn’t be truer. Very rarely will an opportunity come along in which you can watch a film accompanied by a live orchestra, and one in full vigour like the world class CBSO is not to be missed. Symphony Hall rarely sells ...

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Marc Almond – Town Hall, Leeds

Reviewer: Rich Jevons Many Marc Almond fans have this date in the diaries since last year, when the maverick king of kitsch released The Dancing Marquis EP. This concert marks a real return to form (though he’d never been far away!) with a release that marks a renewal ofAlmonds creative output. Now promoting his new album The Velvet Trail, the ...

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Orchestra of Opera North: Invitation to the Dance – Town Hall, Leeds

Conductor: Kees Bakels Piano soloist: Federico Colli Reviewer: David Gann Within the context of eminent orchestras that have thrilled audiences over this Leeds International Concert Season, there surely cannot be one more accomplished than our very own Orchestra of Opera North. This second of their concerts is yet again original and enthralling both in execution and innovative choice of pieces. ...

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An Intimate Evening with Russell Watson – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Famed for bringing Opera to the masses and known across the UK and beyond simply as ‘The Voice’ Russell Watson has been a household name for the past 15 years. He is a multi-platinum selling artist and has performed in many of the world’s major venues. As part of this tour he has returned to his home ...

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