Music: The Roaring Twenties Gala Concert
  • Minster Church of St Andrew

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Simon Ible conductor
Jeni Bern soprano

Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta is joined by accomplished oratorio and concert artist, Jeni Bern, for this celebration of 1920s’ British and American music.

Great songs and English pastoral classics make up this concert, celebrating the innovation, free spirit and sheer fun of the decade. The programme will include show songs by George Gerswin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern and Fats Waller including With a song in my heart, Can’t help lovin dat man, Ain’t Misbehavin and Let’s do it, Let’s fall in love.

The orchestra items will include Vaughan Williams English Folksong Suite and Lonely Waters by E.J.Moeran.

Date: Saturday 10 June
Time: 19:30
Venue: Minster Church of St Andrew
Ticket information: £13/£7

Part of the 2017 Words and Music Festival including: 
Film: Some Like It Hot (1959)
Talk: Dr Jody Patterson - Rhapsodies In Paint: Modern Art And The Jazz Age
Talk: Chris Robinson - Plymouth in the Roaring Twenties
Music: Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James Mcconnel: Noel Coward and His Legacy
Music: The Roaring Twenties Tea Dance

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In ‘Mindful Visions’ the music programme has looked at the human psychology, connecting the sense of self to visions. The 1920s programme explores the Roaring Twenties when an new vision of post-war positivity was coming to the fore. This was eagerly demonstrated with new ideas in dance, music and songs – jazz music became the rage with its catchy rhythms and slick, sophisticated song lyrics.

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