The Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music and Arts Upper Hunter have joined forces to tour the music of Motown to four venues in our region: Singleton, Muswellbrook, Scone and Dungog. The UHCM Band will be supported by the Singleton Town Band at the Singleton Concert and supported by Rory Ellis at the Dungog Concert.
Andrew French Northan, Director of the Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music said, “You can experience some of the of the greatest pop music ever written. It’s sort of interesting that Detroit came up with this extraordinary array of music. Following World War 2 and post industrialisation there was this mass migration to the huge factories, and some of the most incredible musicians in America ended up in one place at one time in that bizarre little room called the Snakepit. Magical music generated in this small little room.”
Think bands like The Jackson 5, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and The Commodores.
Four concerts, all start at 2.30pm.
Tickets are Free. Booking essential.
Sunday 2 May – Singleton – Singleton Civic Centre and will also feature the Singleton Town Band. Click to Book
Sunday 9 May – Muswellbrook – Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music Click to Book
Sunday 16 May – Scone – St Lukes Hall, Liverpool St. Click to Book
Sunday 23 May – Dungog – James Theatre, and concert will also feature Rory Ellis Band. Click to Book
You can also book by calling Arts Upper Hunter on 6541 4776 (Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm)
With his unforgettably deep, soulful, gravelly voice mixed with a swag of blues will delight audiences. He’s been likened to Leonard Cohen, Springsteen and Tom Waits in the UK, Waylon Jennings here in Australia, and in Germany, they said he could be their next Bob Dylan. https://roryellis.com/
Singleton Town Band
The present Singleton Town Band formed in 1878 making it one of the oldest established bands in the Commonwealth. The STB has three distinct bands – senior, intermediate and late starters. The band regularly performs at major local events including Australia Day and Anzac Day, and hosts the annual “Bands in Concert”. For more details https://singletontownband.wordpress.com/about/
Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music
The Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music provides music tuition at various locations throughout the region. They have studios operating in Singleton and Muswellbrook and also teach at 20 schools across the district. Lessons are provided across an area ranging from Murrurundi and Blandford in the north, to Nulkaba in the south and Merriwa in the west. https://www.uhcm.com.au/
For more details please call Arts Upper Hunter on 6541 4776.