GPAC’s Musical Mornings 2016 program celebrates the very best of British music this month with a special concert performance by The Syncopators - an award winning group headed up by a Geelong jazz legend.
Best of British will take patrons on a unique musical exploration of Britain through the 50s and 60s ranging from music hall to jazz and pop.
Opening with George Formby’s When I’m Cleaning Windows, the concert also features tunes from Flanagan & Allen, the ‘British Bing Crosby’ Al Bowlly, Noel Coward, Eric Coates of Dambusters March fame, Vera Lynn and the greatest pop band of them all, The Beatles, plus the three Bs of British jazz - Barber, Ball and Bilk.
Leading the award winning Syncopators is Chris Ludowyk who started his jazz career in Geelong in the mid 60s, plus Dave Hetherington and Beverley Sheehan (sister of Judith Durham) on vocals.
Formed in 1984, Ludowyk hand picked the cream of Melbourne’s jazz talent to form the ‘Society Syncopators’, now known as ‘The Syncopators’. The group has toured extensively, including 15 very successful European tours, and is recognised as one of the leading classic/mainstream jazz groups in Australia by critics and jazz fans alike.
Best of British comes to GPAC for two performances in the The Playhouse, at 10.30am on October 12 and 13.
The Musical Mornings season continues in November with star baritone Donald Cant with My Journey My Song then in December it’s time to get festive withA Merry Gaslight Christmas.
Tickets for Musical Mornings concerts are $20 each and include free morning tea. Phone the GPAC Box Office on 5225 1200 or visit www.gpac.org.au to book.
Musical Mornings concerts are sponsored by Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Services.