|Music Night||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||4 September|
|MERSEYMANIA starring The Beat Club||Steve Quillon||10 September|
|Princess Ida||Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company||14 September to 17 September|
|A Grand Night For Singing||Millegro York Contemporary Choir||24 September|
|Two||Rowntree Players||29 September to 1 October|
Sunday Night is Music Night
A Celebration of the popular song - a selection of songs chosen by our soloists: George Horne, Alex Papachristou, Nick Briggs, Juliet Waters, Steph Crossley and Jo Pears
Musical Director: Don Pears
Sunday 4 September 7:30pm
MERSEYMANIA starring The Beat Club
The MAGIC and MUSIC of the 1960s Cavern Club recaptured in a PULSATING LIVE show!
Within minutes of this unique show starting, you’ll understand exactly why this musical craze swept across the globe in the 1960s.
Merseymania was the audience and record buyer’s reaction to the music that was played by the beat groups in Liverpool’s Cavern Club. Namely The Beatles, The Searchers, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Rolling Stones, The Drifters, The Kinks, The Who etc. This is how those groups really sounded LIVE! down in the cellars of Mathew Street .
Recapturing those exciting times, and using instruments/amplifiers from the 1960’s, is The Beat Club featuring Steve Quillon. Steve’s from Liverpool and made appearances at the club in 1969. An achievement immortalised in The Cavern Wall of Fame in Mathew Street, Scouseland!
Spotlighting the years 1965 and 1969, you’ll hear all about the groups and characters at The Cavern . You’ll also see how the music and onstage fashion changed in those four years.
The Beat Club features on the July pages of the 2011 MERSEYBEAT LEGENDS calendar along with some of the iconic names listed earlier. The inclusion is an endorsement of just how highly rated The Beat Club is in Merseybeat circles.
This is the show’s first visit to York, is for one night only and definitely NOT TO BE MISSED!!
Be prepared to sing, scream, laugh and cheer!
Saturday 10 September 8:00pm
Can Prince Hilarion gain the love of the feminist Princess Ida, or will his love end in tragedy?
14 September to 17 September
Based on Tennyson's poem The Princess: A Medley, and written in blank verse, Princess Ida, Gilbert and Sullivan's 8th operatic collaboration, satirizes feminism, women's education and Darwinian evolution, all of which were hot topics when it was first produced in 1884.
Featuring a women's university, soldiers and cross dressing, can Prince Hilarion gain the love of the feminist Princess Ida, or will his love end in tragedy?
Wednesday 14 September 7:30pm
Thursday 15 September 7:30pm
Friday 16 September 7:30pm
Saturday 17 September 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 17 September 7:30pm
A Grand Night For Singing
The must-see big annual show by York’s favourite contemporary choir who consistently lead the way with fresh new directions for vocal concerts in the city.
Come and enjoy an evening of inspiring music including Eric Whitacre’s 5 Hebrew Songs; Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango and selections from Karl Jenkins’ Armed Man and This Land of Ours.
Every musical taste is catered for by this vibrant 70 strong group, performing musical numbers by Rogers & Hammerstein, Manhattan Transfer, Contemporary Spirituals and a truly international selection of show-stopping pieces.
Musical Director: Ewa Salecka; Pianist: Greg Birch Plus guest musicians.
Saturday 24 September 7:30pm
29 September to 1 October
Two takes place over one night, in a pub, in the North of England. Two people - man and wife - landlord and landlady - a dynamic double act, magnetic hosts of their pub, where they've 'seen it all'. Serving drinks two-by-two to the twosomes in their pub. Each has a story to tell, sometimes quirky, sometimes sad but it's always a tale you identify with. Interwoven with pint-pulling we meet Moth, a man drawn to every flame yet utterly dependent on Maudie; two elderly pensioners; Mrs Iger who simply adores big men; Roy who has Lesley completely under control and two Elvis fans watching TV.
Two takes clever twists and turns before reaching a powerful and unexpected denouement.
Thursday 29 September 7:30pm
Friday 30 September 7:30pm
Saturday 1 October 7:30pm