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Poetry Proms

 

Poetry Proms 2011 at Snape Malting Concert Hall.

 

In her introduction to the Poetry Prom at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Director Naomi Jaffa, said that the three poets that were to perform had been chosen for the quality of their work but also because of their differing styles, voice and subject matter. She added that she also loved the idea of an all-women line-up!

 

That they were very accomplished, yet very different, poets was certainly true, as the capacity audience was to discover.

 

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A Celebration of Fred Astaire and his Leading Ladies

 

A Celebration of Fred Astaire and his Leading Ladies by John Wilson Orchestra at Snape Proms 31 August 2011.

 

Last year John Wilson opened the Snape Proms with his concert of Rogers and Hammerstein music. This year he closed the month-long music extravaganza with his latest composition, a reworking of the Great American Songbook, A Celebration of Fred Astaire and his Leading Ladies.

 

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Jazz Jamaica

 

“Jazz Jamaica” at Snape Proms, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Sunday 14 August.

 

Imagine music that mixes ska and reggae sounds into classic and modern jazz, performed by eight Jamaican musicians and one vocalist. Add a packed Snape Proms audience on their feet and dancing, and you can get some idea of the terrific buzz that  filled Snape Maltings Concert Hall by the end of the performance by “Jazz Jamaica”.

 

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