We Will Remember Them

5th Nov 2017 3:00 pm

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“Babes ‘n’ Brass”
OPERA BABES & WOODFALLS BAND – Conductor Dr. Robert Childs

This concert promises to be one “We Will Remember Them” that you will not forget!

The Opera Babes have appeared at the Festival of Remembrance and Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall and live on BBC Radio 2 – The Woodfalls Band is West of England Champion Band of 2017 and when this show goes out they will have just returned from another appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

Salisbury has a vibrant fan-base for all things opera and the brass band fraternity is equally strong locally but there has never been any form of “crossover”, until NOW! This fusion of “Babes and Brass” will be a ground-breaking collaboration of two of its finest exponents – both at the top of the tree in their respective genres! The band will accompany the Operas Babes with some especially commissioned arrangements. So, raise the curtain, bring up the lights, this is one not to miss!

Programme to include:-
"The Cats duet" (Duetto buffo di due gatti) by G. Rossini; “Flower Duet” by L. Delibes; “Ode to Joy” (An Die Freude) by Beethoven and “The Drinking Song” (Brindisi) from La Traviata by Verdi.

All proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion "Poppy Apeal" aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Rebecca Knight and Karen England were two opera singers busking in London’s Covent Garden back in 2001 and almost overnight were thrust into the global media spotlight, releasing an album, achieving No.1 chart positions across the world and becoming an international success phenomenon. They have performed for her Majesty the Queen including the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, the launch of the Commonwealth Games at Buckingham Palace and the Prom at the Palace for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. The Opera Babes have performed in concert with the world’s leading Orchestra’s including the Philharmonia, the Halle, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and many more.

They have performed regularly at all of Britain’s major venues, indoor and out, from the Royal Albert Hall to Leeds Castle, Symphony Hall Birmingham to the Royal Festival Hall London and their numerous television appearances range from Good Morning America in the US to GMTV and BBC Songs of Praise in the UK.
They have been the subject of 3 documentaries, 2 in the UK for ITV and the 3rd in the USA for CBS. Taking America by storm, they performed with Placido Domingo as his guests at Los Angeles Opera and made history by becoming the first classical act ever to perform in Las Vegas, headlining at the legendary Stardust Casino and also Atlantic City Casinos.
In 2006 they released their second album “Renaissance” to overwhelming critical acclaim – a mixture of classical repertoire fused with electronic French style techno and ambient soundscapes.

They toured the album back to back for 4 years in the UK and Europe, firstly with their Renaissance show (a Madonna meets Mozart extravaganza) and then with their own ensemble as a purely acoustic evening.

They have sung on the inaugural voyage of the Queen Mary II and the Queen Victoria cruise ships for Cunard and launched Holland Americas new liner The Eurodam in Rotterdam – helped Mercedes launch the brand new C-Class cars in Moscow, became ambassadors for SOS Children in Sri Lanka, performed for the Royal Family of the United Arab Emirates at the Royal Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and launched the exclusive Quintessentially brand in New York.

They have also sung at high profile private engagements for La Dolce Vita (London), Motorola (Sardinia), Royal Bank of Scotland (Edinburgh), Chelsea Football Club (London), Unicef (London), Sony (Lisbon) to name but a few. They recently won ‘Best Live Act’ at the International Cruise Awards held in London.

They have just released their 3rd album having signed a new record deal with Warner Classics. The album ‘Silent Noon’ is a collection of British songs accompanied simply by a piano featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Handel, Purcell, Quilter and many more.

Proudly sponsored by Wessex Care.


Tickets: £14*
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