Monday, February 24, 2014

Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose

 the North American Premiere
Alexander L'Estrange

presented by 
The Medicine Hat College Adult Choir
The Medicine Hat College Children's Choir
The Medicine Hat College Girls' Choir

The Tartone Singers

directed by

and accompanied by
Fiddle and Accordion in a Jazz Quintet

Ahoy! is an exciting piece about King Henry VIII's famous ship the Mary Rose. Composer Alexander L'Estrange creatively combines traditional sea shanties, Tudor tunes, and some good old British favourites to bring this work to life.  Adopting the same successful formula of combining Adult Choir, Children's Choir, and Jazz Quintet that he used in Zimbe, L'Estrange adds a fiddle and accordion to truly bring the nautical theme to life.

Some highlights of this performance will be the well known songs Greensleeves and Drunken Sailor, a piece with no words, and texts written by Shakespeare, and King Henry VIII himself!

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Medicine Hat College Theatre  
Tickets: $10 
Available at the MHC Conservatory of Music and Dance (403-529-3880) or at the door