Snape Proms

Review: Clare Teal at Snape Proms, 1st August 2017

Clare Teal and the Hollywood Orchestra

The music of Ella Fitzgerald, her contemporaries and those inspired by her, opened the 2017 Snape Proms with a swing. Clare Teal, award-winning vocalist and Radio 2 presenter, and the 17 piece Hollywood Orchestra, conducted by Guy Barker, were obviously delighted to be back at Snape Maltings.  With her warm, friendly and informal style it was easy to forget you were in a concert hall seating 800 and not in an atmospheric smoky jazz club, seating 30.

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Review of the Poetry Prom 2013, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Two poets that made us laugh and one that made us think.
Naomi Jaffa, Director of the Poetry Trust, pointed out, in her welcome to the Poetry Prom 2013 at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, that we were the biggest poetry audience outside of London. She described the poets that were to read for us: Wendy Cope (“funny and serious at the same time”), David Constantine, (“speaks to heads, hearts and humanity”) and Kay Ryan, (“has always been economical; less is always more”).  
 

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Review of The British Paraorchestra at Snape Proms, 25 August 2012

 

With the Paralympic Flame arriving at Snape in the afternoon, expectations were high for this concert.  The British Paraorchestra was set up by well-known conductor Charles Hazelwood who, as a father of a six year old daughter with cerebral palsy, he realised that if sport could embrace people with disabilities then so should orchestras. Travelling the world, he realised that he came across few professional musicians with disabilities and decided, in the year of the London Olympics and Paralympics, to do something about it,

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