140 years of classics for Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s Music Night
Sunday 5 July 2015, 7.30pm
A catalogue of music spanning 140 years will be on the programme at York’s Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Sunday 5 July 2015. Musical director Don Pears will be joined by The Tuesday Singers from Escrick for a fundraising evening of choral and solo performances at the Haxby Road venue.
The concert will include the music of Jerome Kern, who wrote such classics as ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’ and ‘A Fine Romance’, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart and Bette Midler. Famous songs from Broadway will include selections from Chicago, A Chorus Line, Barnum and Les Miserables.
“Our Music Nights offer some of the finest and most varied programmes of live music in York, and we’re delighted to welcome Don and the Tuesday Singers for this fantastic night of song,” comments Graham Mitchell, fundraising and events director at the Theatre. “These concerts are one of the principle fundraisers for the theatre, with proceeds helping us to provide items from child booster seats to new sound and lighting kit, all of which contribute to make ours one of the finest theatre experiences in the city.”
Music Night is just one of a wide range of concerts and shows taking place at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in July. Others include a song and dance spectacular tribute to York’s own Bev Jones on 11 July, a performance of the classic Bugsy Malone by York Stage Musicals from 22-25 July, and two memorial concerts for local theatre stalwart Joan Sadler on 26 and 31 July 2015. A full programme is available online at www.jrtheatre.co.uk, or brochures can be collected from Visit York and local libraries. You can also follow the theatre on Twitter @jrtheatre and on Facebook.
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