Saturday 5 October 2013

Gig Preview: Juxtavoices & Bennett/Cole Orchestra

                                Martin Archer w/ Bennett/Cole Orchestra (photo: Andy Newcombe)

Sunday Oct 6th, 2013
8.00pm : Admission £7 / £5
Millennium Hall (Polish Catholic Centre), 520 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PY

Martin Archer tells us about Sunday's gig...

Juxtavoices, now in it's third year and with a busy gigging schedule, is a 30 voice new music and performance poetry antichoir under the direction of composer Martin Archer and writer Alan Halsey which has been surprising, delighting, and occasionally alarming audiences since 2010. The repertoire mixes text based scores and instructions with improvised elements, which often allow the choir to determine the shape of the music as it progresses. This is the choir's first home town full gig following the release of their first CD.

We're delighted once again (following a double bill in Leeds earlier in the year) to be doing this as a double bill with The Bennett-Cole Orchestra, which features some of the most exciting players on the Leeds scene today, and whose music features striking arrangements and melodies alongside the more improvised sections. You're simply not going to see such an ambitious and modern band as a matter of course - this is special! The Bennett-Cole Orchestra are, among others: Seth Bennett, double bass; Heather Cordwell and Yvonna Magda, violins; Nick Williams, viola; Emma Coleman, cello; Ollie Dover, soprano sax; Richard Ormrod, alto sax/bass clarinet;Riley Stone-Lonergan, Tenor sax; Helen Baines, tenor sax/bass clarinet; Richard Scott, baritone sax; Chris Burge, trombone; Kim Macari & Nick Fletcher, trumpets; Paul Moore, tuba; Katie Patterson and John Arnesen, drums/percussion; Laura Cole, piano.

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