Venues across the UK will be swinging to the very best of big band sounds as the Glenn Miller Orchestra announces UK dates for the autumn.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra roll back the years with much loved hits such as ‘Moonlight Serenade’, ‘American Patrol’, ‘Tuxedo Junction’, ‘Little Brown Jug’, ‘Pennsylvania 6-5000’, ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ and ‘In The Mood’, all of which helped establish Glenn Miller as the most celebrated big band leader of the twentieth century.
Veteran band-leader Ray McVay has led the UK’s Glenn Miller Orchestra since 1988 and the band have developed a devoted following. Through an arrangement with Glenn Miller Productions in New York, Ray has put together an orchestra whereby the exact stage line-up devised by Glenn has been maintained. Consisting of the leader, five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and three rhythm this has ensured the performance stays true to the sound and style of Glenn Miller’s original arrangements. The orchestra will perform the second half of the concert in the World War II uniforms of the United States Army Air Force. The performance will also include a special tribute to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Ray McVay
Mark Porter – guest vocalist
Catherine Sykes – guest vocalist
Swing Time Jivers special guests (Eastbourne only)
The Polka Dot Dolls special guests (Cardiff, York, Sheffield)
Saturday 12 October 3.00pm Eastbourne Congress Theatre tel 01323 412000
Sunday 10 November 3.00pm Cardiff St David’s Hall tel 029 2087 8444
Saturday 16 November 3.00pm York Barbican tel 0203 356 5441
Sunday 24 November 3.00pm Sheffield City Hall tel 01142 789 789
Further information and tickets: www.raymondgubbay.co.uk and national ticket hotline: 0844 847 2319 (booking fees apply) – 0844 calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your network access charge.