A Night at the Movies: Morricone & FriendsJune 4th, 2014
On Saturday 5th July, Gurt Lush Choir will present A Night at the Movies: Morricone & Friends, a celebration of film music from over half a century, featuring music from Frozen, The Mission, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Doctor Who, The Passion of the Christ and many more.
Created by the Greatness of the Magnificence Fantasy Orchestra, St Mary Redcliffe All-Star Symphonia and, of course, the 250 strong chorus of Bristol’s Gurt Lush Choir, the concert will be performed in full cinematic dress… What’s not to like?!
On Saturday 5th July, Gurt Lush Choir will present A Night at the Movies: Morricone & Friends, a celebration of film music from over half a century, featuring music from Frozen, The Mission, The Good, the Bad and The Ugly, Doctor Who, The Passion of the Christ and many more.
With over 250 members, Bristol’s Gurt Lush Choir is one of the biggest choirs in the country. The repertoire is eclectic and exciting, and includes folk, classical, opera, gospel and pop in up to eight part harmony and a variety of languages! Never afraid of a challenge, the choir has even tackled a full version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Mikado, performed with full orchestra and professional soloists, and a suite of Romany inspired music arranged for choir and orchestra by Sam.
The Greatness of the Magnificence Fantasy Orchestra is a community orchestra led by Jesse MorningStar. They play an exotic blend of psychedelic soundtracks, world music and improvisation with as many musicians as possible. Their motto is “more is more” and the band is open to all with no audition policy.
The group was formed to perform a set of music by Ennio Morricone in late 2011. Since then they’ve added works by Nino Rota, Jimi Hendrix, Bollywood soundtracks and various Exotica from the 1950′s and 60’s. If it were a bird it would be The Rainbow Lorikeet, if it was a country it would be Atlantis. They perform in full regalia.
Returning by poplar request after their spectacular contribution to last year’s Romany Journey concert, the pupils, ex-pupils and teachers of St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School that combine to create the mighty St Mary Redcliffe All-Star Symphonia will once again come together to provide full orchestral accompaniment. Any profits from this evening’s concert will go to St Peter’s Hospice.
Details for the event are as follows:
Date: Saturday 5th July
Time: Doors 7pm, 7.30pm start
Venue: Colston Hall
Cost: £10/£2 U18s
Gurt Lush Choir was founded by Sam Burns in October 2009, and it swiftly grew to the 250+ members it has today. The choir has performed at venues across Bristol and performs twice yearly concerts to capacity crowds at Bristol’s Colston Hall. The repertoire is eclectic and exciting, and includes English and Eastern European folk, classical, opera, gospel and pop in up to eight part harmony.
Gurt Lush Choir rehearses on Monday evenings in St Werburghs, Tuesday evenings in St Andrews, Thursday lunchtimes in Redland and Thursday evenings in Southville. The choir still has space for new members. For more information, visit www.gurtlushchoir.com
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