The Nutcracker Suite
Thurs 30th Nov - 7:30pm
Great St Mary's
Cambridge CB2 3PQ
Hear Duke Ellington's and Billy Strayhorn's take on the seasonal Tchaikovsky!
Tickets £15 online or cash on the door. Please Email to pay by cheque or bank transfer, save the band the ticketing fees.
In 1967 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra performed his Sacred Concert at Great St Mary's by special invitation of the vicar of the University Church. The Cambridge News described this as possibly Cambridge's greatest ever music gig! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that event, Harmony In Harlem will also play the first movement "Praise God" of the Second Sacred Concert.
Sat 16th Dec - St John's Arts and Recreation Centre, Harlow CM17 0AJ
The band return to St John's ARC in Harlow for their second performance of the suite, just before Christmas.
With a unique repertoire from the greatest jazz composer/bandleader in history, Duke Ellington, Harmony In Harlem are perfect for a wedding celebration, a Valentine's Ball or corporate entertainment. Our inspiring selection of music ranges from the raw sounds of the jungle to vibrant foot-tapping swing, from the darkest lament to the lavishly romantic, tailored to your needs.
Harmony In Harlem can play anywhere in East Anglia, central England or the London area. The bandleader, Michael Kilpatrick, will happily work with you or your venue to arrange whatever is necessary to perform either indoors or outdoors. The orchestra will consider any community/charitable event or professional engagement. Previous performances range from dances for the Cambridge Lindy Hoppers to a private party at the request of a Lord Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom!
To book the Harmony In Harlem orchestra or to make any enquiries, please contact Michael Kilpatrick using the form provided or telephone 01223 833062.
Harmony In Harlem performed at the Plaisterers' Hall for the wedding of a senior Lord Justice, who wrote: "We thought that the band was fantastic - our guests loved it and at least one said it was the best music they have ever heard at a function - I certainly thought so!"