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Phoenix Theatre Singers – Their Greatest Hits – Weds 6th – Sat 9th September

A concert celebrating the greatest hits of some of the world’s most iconic music legends. Get set for a toe tapping performance down memory lane as The Phoenix Theatre Singers perform the songs that made the artists great. From Lloyd Webber to The Beatles and from Opera to Rock this concert packs a punch with some of the greatest songs ever written and sung. Led by the dynamic duo – Mary Brigg (Musical Director) and Richard Watson (Accompanist), the evening promises to bring high energy and beautiful harmonies, which will leave the audience with stars in their eyes.

Upcoming films being shown at The Phoenix Theatre include (see http://www.rosscinema.com for details) :

La La Land – Sat 2nd September

Point Blank (French) – Sat 16th September

Viceroy’s House – Sat 7th October

Patriots Day – Friday 20th October

The Songs of Leonard Cohen – Keith James – Sunday 22nd October

His wonderful Tower of Songs – stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual.

This concert forms part of a highly successful and critically acclaimed tour of 350 venues and has been performed to over 100,000 people.

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.

The chilling announcement of Leonard’s passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility.. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!..

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.

Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only 10 days before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times
‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

Keith James’ website www.keith-james.com