Music and dance lovers can enjoy the music of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra at Arundel Castle’s Collector Earl’s Garden on 21 August as romance and nostalgia meet on a summer’s night.
The Orchestra - voted the ‘Best Band in the Land’ for the 11th consecutive year - plays tunes celebrating the musical career of Glenn Miller, including hits such as ‘Moonlight Serenade’, ‘In the Mood’ and ‘I Know Why.’
Although the Orchestra performed at the ancient Castle several years ago, the concert marks the first big band al fresco performance at the ancestral home and the audience will be strictly encouraged to dance and sing along to the best of big band classics that have weathered the test of time.
The band was formed in 1967 by trumpeter and arranger Syd Lawrence - offering an exhilarating blend of classic big band swing and dance music perfect for toe tapping and singing along. Taking over after Lawrence’s retirement in 1996, Chris Dean has continued the success of the Orchestra with international performances in concert halls, theatres and music festivals. They also appeared on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ with presenter Chris Evans in April.
Tickets for the Syd Lawrence Orchestra’s concert on Tuesday 21 August cost £25 and are available from www.arundelfestival.co.uk
Published 7th August 2012
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