Saturday 6 October 2018 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall
City Choir Dunedin conducted by David Burchell
Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra conducted by Calder Prescott
Southern Youth Choir
Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra
Swing Riot Dunedin
Enjoy a relaxing evening of fabulously fizzy and swinging jazz at our café. Watch out for bicycles!
City Choir is letting its hair down with an evening of jazz! Experience the Town Hall decked out as a café with lots of atmosphere and cash bars for coffee, wine and snacks. There will even be room to dance for those who get so moved. You may sit or stand, chat to your neighbour, as you please.
Come early to get a good seat and enjoy the pre-show entertainment, from 7 pm, by the Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra.
City Choir will perform a selection of jazz standards and the main feature on the programme is the New Zealand première of Alexander L’Estrange’s quirky Song Cycle: vive la Vélorution: songs on the subject of cycling and the great outdoors. It is an exuberant celebration in music of this most environmentally friendly mode of transport. L’Estrange has perfectly captured the euphoria of two-wheel travel for this joyous, uplifting song cycle which includes an amusing take on the invention of the bicycle, as well as stunning new settings of poetry and arrangements of much-loved songs.
City Choir will be accompanied by a jazz quintet and orchestra, while the Swing Riot Dunedin dance group will sizzle on the dance floor and invite you to swing along with them.
This is a general admission, child-friendly, FREE concert in the Dunedin Town Hall. Suggested koha/donation $10 per person. Seating in the stalls is arranged café style at tables and the usual theatre seating in the gallery will be open.