Tag: Snape Proms

6 August 2017

Review: Ladysmith Black Mombazo at Snape Proms 2 August 2017

It may have been a wet and windy night outside Snape Maltings Concert Hall but indoors the rhythms of South Africa lifted the temperature and the hearts of the capacity audience as they welcomed back to Suffolk the nine members of Ladysmith Black Mombazo. Formed in 1964 by Joseph Shabalala, it was in 1986 that Paul Simon featured their music on the Graceland album and […]

2 August 2017

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 […]

23 August 2013

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, […]

26 August 2012

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 […]

24 August 2012

Review of Carminho at Snape Proms, 17 August 2012

Temperatures had soared to make it the hottest week for years and Snape was steaming in the evening sun – and inside Snape Maltings Concert Hall the audience were transported to a sultry Portugal. Once again Snape Proms had brought something musically very different to Suffolk, a top fado singer. Maria do Carmo Carvalho Rebelo de Andrade, known as  Carminho, came with her  traditional Portugese […]

12 September 2011

Kit and the Widow, Snape Proms

  Kit and the Widow at Snape Proms Friday 5 August 2011  “Rather rude but very funny” is probably the best description of the music and chat that comprises an evening with the outrageously camp, Kit and the Widow.   Fresh from their nationwide tour of “Cowardy Custard” and just before they appear at the first Comedy Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Kit Hesketh-Harvey […]