As another successful year draws to a close for Grimsby Central Hall, the self-styled “home of real music” is looking forward to an exciting and eclectic programme of concerts in 2014.
One highlight of the year will be a grand Choral Spectacular on March 15, a biennial benefit concert in aid of the Central Hall, which will feature guest soprano Frances Brookes, Grimsby and Cleethorpes Ladies Choir, Grimsby Philharmonic Society, the Humber Belles and the Orpheus Male Voice Choir.
The choirs will offer selections from their diverse repertoires, while also uniting to create a massed choir of almost 200 voices for a series of traditional Lincolnshire folk songs and a Last Night of the Proms style climax.
Richard Markham, the Grimsby born international concert pianist, will also be taking part and has arranged these numbers especially for the occasion.
Meanwhile, lovers of stage musicals will not want to miss Silhouettes Musical Theatre’s production of Lionel Bart’s Blitz!, which opens on May 8.
Another stage show, The Jersey Boys, has been wowing London audiences in recent years and on February 15, The Ragdolls will recreate a flavour of that show.
After two sensational summer seasons in Blackpool and a host of accolades, this tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will deliver an electrifying performance.
Fans of the Fab Four will be equally delighted with a return visit on March 8 by The Mersey Beatles, Liverpool’s official Beatles tribute band.
After their near sell-out barnstorming performance in 2012 and with a new multimedia show, they will once again have everyone on their feet dancing.
The nostalgia theme continues with a debut appearance at the Hall by the internationally acclaimed Nick Ross Orchestra on February 22.
It will be a night of fond memories for those who recall the golden era of big bands, especially the distinctive sound and style of Glenn Miller, an evening dominated by music and songs that are timeless.
More information about these concerts and the programme of events is available on the Central Hall website - www.grimsbycentralhall.org