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Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Rheingau Festival, Kuurhaus, Weisbaden

On 26 July, GRB Concerts were joined by the fabulous Louise Dearman to perform a celebration of the iconic movie duo – Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. “Conductor Richard Balcombe leads through the evening in simple but charming German. His orchestra succeeds exceptionally well to switch between sonorous strings and big band swing.” Frankfurter Rundschau …

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Song’s From The 60’s, CBSO, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

THE high quality sound was still there, but the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra took on a very different look for this Friday Night Classics performance. Getting in the mood for the songs from the Sixties, the musicians drew gasps from the audience as they took the stage in a range of colourful gear – …

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InSuffolk review

What The World Needs Now…The Music Of Burt Bacharach Snape Proms, Aldeburgh, August 31st 2013 ‘The forces on stage worked hard to achieve a slick and fast moving show… as well as Graham Bickley’s assured and stylish singing, vocal duties were also taken by three doyennes of the musical theatre and cabaret world… I was …

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra review

What The World Needs Now…The Music Of Burt Bacharach Snape Proms, Aldeburgh, August 31st 2013 “the show was a great success, many of the players commented on what a good show it is, how well thought out the arrangements are, and they do love playing it….” Elsa TatevossianConcerts ManagerRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Radio Jazz FM Review

What The World Needs Now…The Music Of Burt Bacharach ‘Beautiful melodies, stunning vocals and excellent sound, perfectly orchestrated. A unique tribute to arguably one of the greatest composers of popular music.’

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TripAdvisor Review

If you get the chance to wallow in the delights of this concert do not waste the opportunity.

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Birmingham Post Review

The CBSO Big Band was out in force to charm a large audience in a wonderfully nostalgic evening of familiar Bacharach arrangements by conductor Richard Balcombe. Four superb solo vocalists topped the bill and all was set for many well-loved tunes in this all-embracing show.