Forthcoming events

The Easter Parade - Artwork by Iris Parrett

University of Greenwich Big Band - Concert

The Easter Parade

When: Sunday 2nd April 2017, 3:00pm

Where: Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre, Mansion Site- Avery Hill Campus, SE9 2PQ

Free admission, by ticket only - e-mail ticket requests to: bigband@gre.ac.uk

About the concert

 The theme for the concert is 'The Easter Parade - Irving Berlin and Cole Porter - Music Made in America'. 

Listen to band performing music by these great composers with illustrations and images on their lives, songs, shows and films

Irving Berlin is widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. During his 60-year career he wrote an estimated 1,500 songs, including the scores for 19 Broadway shows and 18 Hollywood films. Easter Parade is one of his many songs and was the title for the 1948 film.

Cole Porter was born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession.  He began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Like Irving Berlin, Porter wrote the lyrics, as well as the music for his songs.

University of Greenwich Big Band 2015

Tickets for the concert are free - but there will be a leaving collection for the local charity -The Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.  They are the foremost provider of specialist palliative care in Bexley and Greenwich. Their staff and volunteers care for adults with a wide variety of chronic and terminal conditions. Last year, they cared for over 2,500 people and families, and  were supported by many more members of the community through donations, legacies, trusts, and at many fundraising events.

See more at: www.communityhospice.org.uk

More information from Dr. Fred Parrett: 

E-mail: bigband@gre.ac.uk 
Tel: 020 8460 2116