BBC Orchestra 'Our World' Concert - Concert in GREAT YARMOUTH, Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth

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As part of the BBC’s Go Green initiative, Radio 2 presents a musical celebration of ‘Our World’ in this unique event at Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Orchestras Live. 

The concert features the 60 musicians of the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell with special guests, Mercury Prize nominated folk musician Sam Lee, and singer Georgia Cécile who has been widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the world of jazz in recent years.

Featuring a diverse range of styles and sounds ranging from the Moths and Butterflies as depicted by Edward Elgar in his Wand Of Youth Suite, Eric Coates’ Sleepy Lagoon, known to millions as the Desert Island Discs theme since the programme launched in 1942, to Nitin Sawhney’s dramatic modern day score for the BBC’s ground-breaking natural history TV series, ‘Human Planet’, and not forgetting Percy Grainger’s celebrated musical portrait of the English Country Garden.

The concert also finds folk singer, song collector and conservationist Sam Lee reunited with the BBC Concert Orchestra for the first time since their success at the BBC Folk Prom in 2018.

Sam Lee plays a unique role in the British music scene. A highly inventive and original singer, folk song interpreter, passionate conservationist and song collector, Sam has shaken up the music scene breaking boundaries between folk and contemporary music, bringing his work to new audiences through appearances on programmes including the BBC’s Later With Jools Holland and NPR’s Tiny Desk sessions in the US.  His profile rose ever higher in 2017 when director Guy Ritchie chose him to write the lead song for his epic Hollywood fantasy ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ from which ‘The Devil and The Huntsman’ was born, receiving tens of millions of plays the world over. In this concert Sam will celebrate his love of the natural world with a set showcasing his own band alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Edinburgh based Georgia Cécile has quickly become a favourite performer in the jazz world with appearances at festivals throughout the UK, guesting at the Royal Albert Hall in 2021 with Gregory Porter, and at the recent Cheltenham Jazz Festival with the BBC Concert Orchestra.  In this concert Georgia will be exploring the theme of ‘Our World’ in popular song with classics including Nature Boy, Wild Is The Wind and Oh What A Beautiful Morning.

This concert is part of Create Yarmouth – a three year partnership with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Orchestras Live, which aims to engage the whole Great Yarmouth community through collaboration with world class musicians and their music. It will be broadcast later in the summer as part of the BBC’s Go Green initiative, taking this event to the widest possible audience around the UK.

Guide Prices

Adults £18 - £28
Concessions £17- £25
Child (up to 18yrs) £9 - £14

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BBC Orchestra 'Our World' Concert

Type:Concert

Hippodrome Circus, St. Georges Road, GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Tel: 01493 738877

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