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The Big Chris Barber Band

Saturday 3 May, 7.30pm
In his 65th anniversary year as a bandleader, the legendary Chris Barber and his 10-piece band are still on great form. Playing a selection of his favourite music: from his roots in New Orleans style in Bourbon Street Parade (still his signature tune) to the early music of Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet and back to When the Saints… all played with extraordinary panache, humour and skill. The Big Chris Barber Band perform an evening of exciting jazz and blues, jumping with energy.

£20 (£19 conc)


Moveable Feast Tour

Sunday 4 May, 8.00pm
The critically acclaimed progressive rock singer-songwriter, and former lead singer of Marillion, embarks on this extensive British tour. The UK trek, named after his latest album A Feast of Consequences, sees Fish perform songs from the new album, as well as his solo album tracks, and early Marillion classics.



  The Magic Flute (Mozart)
By English Touring Opera

Monday 19 May, 7.30pm
Probably the world’s favourite opera, The Magic Flute has enchanted music and theatre lovers for hundreds of years. With magic and adventure, it tells the story of a young prince and princess on a frightening journey in pursuit of love. With stratospheric arias, jolly folk tunes and profound music, Mozart’s opera is a perfect expression of his musical genius. ETO is delighted to be reviving their production of this masterpiece. Director Liam Steel. Revival director James Hurley. Conductor Michael Rosewell. Sung in English.

“an absolutely gorgeous production... the array of costumes could have come from John Galliano or Vivienne Westwood’s catwalk” Daily Telegraph


King Priam (Tippett)
By English Touring Opera

Tuesday 20 May, 7.30pm
Michael Tippett’s magnificent opera is a gripping dramatisation of the fall of Troy as epic as it is powerful. The Olivier Award- winning opera is based on Homer’s Iliad, and focuses on the moral choices of human characters caught up in a world of gods and goddesses, in a stirring account of decisions and their importance at a time of war. Brilliant, insightful and musically gripping, King Priam is British opera at its best. Director James Conway, Conductor Michael Rosewell. Sung in English.

“utterly compelling” The Guardian

£26 (£24.50 conc), £23 Friends, £45 Double Ticket, £10 Restricted View


Gala Lunchtime Concert Series
Swing City Trio

Friday 23 May, 1.00pm
Formed in 2007, this trio recreate the swing-style jazz typical of New York clubs of the late 1930s and ‘40s. The music of Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and other great songsmiths of the sophisticated era are performed by Steve Andrews (saxophone) Roly Veitch (guitar) and Neil Harlan (bass).



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