In Concert is the zesty new show from the Syd Lawrence Orchestra which comes to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking for just one performance on Tuesday 19 March.
Fizzling and sparkling its way through a performance that is sure to be brimming with surprises, Chris Dean leads the Orchestra, showcasing their finely blended sound and conjuring memories of the glittering and glamorous days of the Big Bang era.
The atmosphere is exciting, the music is dynamic and vibrant and Chris’ spontaneous, wry humour is a highpoint, adding a little spice to the occasion. With his wonderful charisma, energy and charm he makes the show unique, fresh and a joy to watch.
Founded in 1967 by trumpeter and arranger Syd Lawrence, The fabulous Syd Lawrence Orchestra has been thrilling audiences in Concert Halls, Theatres, TV Shows and Music Festivals all over UK and Europe for over 40 years. Renowned for its exciting blend of high octane Big Band Swing and Classic Dance Music, the Orchestra’s repertoire ranges from the wartime million sellers of the legendary Glenn Miller through the era of the great Count Basie Orchestra to the hit songs of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Count Basie himself described the Syd Lawrence Orchestra as 'So good it should be BANNED!'
The Orchestra, directed since Syd’s retirement in 1996 by Chris Dean, has a repertoire of over 1,200 classic Big Band titles. Chris Dean believes in leading the Orchestra with pace and good humour, performing the classics of the swing era in a way that entertains the audience. 'The music is what people want to hear' says Chris, 'information they can get in books, they come to a concert to be entertained, not to hear a lecture.'
All these elements combine to make the Syd Lawrence Orchestra the most enduringly popular Big Band in Britain today. Don’t miss this spectacular show this March.