ALAN BARNES - A Jazz Christmas Carol
Time & Location
About the Event
ALSO AVAILABLE BY CALLING 07881 610305 or at our next concerts October 20th and November 17th (7pm - 11pm) at The Federation Club Claremont Road Nottingham NG5 1BH - LIMITED AVAILABILTY ON THE DOOR.
This suite of pieces takes the audience through the characters and scenes of ‘A Christmas Carol”. Readings from the original Dickens tell the story, and after each scene the big band brings the characters and scenes to life, switching audiences from hilarity to pathos with a skill that would have done credit to Dickens himself!
A gruff baritone sax plays Scrooge, his lost love Belle is a lyrical alto, his clerk Bob Cratchit a cheery clarinet and Marley’s Ghost walks in the person of a swinging trombone. Just as Scrooge’s ghosts take him on a tour of his life, so the movements of this suite seemed each to have a benevolent presiding ghost, celebrating the spirit of jazz greats past and present.
The music and readings inspire the full range of Dickens’s imagination and emotion: from terror and remorse through to love and then irresistible joy: "God Bless Us Every One!"