April Wednesday 26th - Saturday 29th at 7:45pm + Sat matinée at 2:30pm
Bernstein on Broadway
PLATFORM musicals & plays
Following the success of previous “composer themed” concert performances, Platform Musicals & Plays are pleased to bring you a thrilling concert of Leonard Bernstein’s music. Including music from his well-known productions such as West Side Story, On the Town and Candide, this concert will also explore the fabulous songs and music in some of his lesser known works.
April Sunday 30th Workshop at 1pm. Concert at 5pm
Guitar Workshop and Recital
The English Guitar Quartet
All the current members of the EGQ met while studying at the Royal Academy of Music. This line-up, formed in 1987, have performed at the Wigmore Hall, toured Australia, and played concerts all over the UK.
Tickets: Workshop performers £15, Concert only £12, £10 (students)
May Monday 1st Workshop 2pm to 4pm Concert 5pm to 6pm
Guitar Workshop and Recital
Graham Anthony Devine
Graham Devine studied with Gordon Crosskey at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. He moved to Brazil at the age of nineteen and quickly became known there as a teacher and performer
He has recorded three CDs for Naxos Records, and other recordings for Granary-Guitars including the first recording of Federico Moreno Torroba's Sonata-Fantasia.
Graham Anthony Devine is known for his varied use of tone colour on the guitar, a style which many have compared with that of Julian Bream.
He is currently principle guitar tutor at Trinity College of Music, and Chamber Music coach at the Guildhall School.
Ticket prices are:
Workshop Performers £25 - includes concert ticket.
Audience Workshop and Concert £15 and £10 Students
Concert only £12
May Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th at 7:45pm + Sat matinée at 2:30 pm
Yes, Prime Minister by by Anthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn
The hugely successful political comedy returns in Jay & Lynn's stage revival. follow the exploits of Jim Hacker, Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Woolley as they get to grips with financial disaster, Europe flexing its muscles and an offer from a foreign power they cannot refuse. Not to be missed. Some strong language & adult themes.
Tickets: £12, £11 (over 65s), £10 (students)
May Sunday 28th from 2:30 to 5:30pm
James Eastwood + Four Blokes Trio + Angela Dennis
James Eastwood is an accomplished songwriter who is currently recording his latest EP. The Four Bloke Trio are a well renowned country/folk trio who perform classic songs in their own unique style. Angela Dennis is a country/folk singer with a catalogue of original songs that go back nearly 30 years.
Tickets: £5, £3 (ESA - proof required on day)
June Friday 2nd at 8pm
Bringing You Home
Singdicate Vocal Ensemble
'Bringing You Home' is an intimate evening's entertainment which celebrates the world of song, with popular classics through to lesser-known tunes. Singdicate, an all-female vocal ensemble, brings a fresh, vibrant energy to its exciting arrangements, all of which will have you captivated from the very start.
June Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th at 7.30pm
Seasons with Swing
Colchester Operatic Society
Colchester Operatic Society performs a concert of well-known swing-style songs taking you on a journey through the seasons. Renowned for their fantastic chorus and beautiful harmonies, let COS entertain you with their unique mix of songs, proving that "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!"
June Saturday 10th at 7:30pm
Charity Concert in aid of MIND
Inside Out Trio & When Rivers Meet
Join us for an evening of musical entertainment with local bands the Inside Out Trio and When Rivers Meet. Based around masterful vocals and rich harmonies, they will deliver their self-penned material played with vim, vigour and 'plectrums', with songs to please everyone.
July Saturday 8th at 7.30pm
Songs on a Summer Evening
This exciting SATB vocal quartet returns to the Headgate to present an evening of music to suit all tastes - from Verdi, Delibes, Bizet and Gilbert & Sullivan, and via Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein to Lloyd Webber, The Beatles and Abba!
Tickets £12, £10
July Friday 21st at 7.30pm
Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Mark Anthony and his fantastic quartet will be celebrating the music and life of the great Nat King Cole. Mark and his band have received sell-out shows and standing ovations with this wonderful performance. The show features Nat's greatest hits including 'Unforgettable', 'Mona Lisa' and 'Let there be love'. Don't miss this lovely show.