“It’s happy, it rocks, it’s about having fun!” That’s how Peterborough Singers’ artistic director Syd Birrell describes the music you’ll hear on Saturday, February 25 at Back In Full Swing. It’s a tribute to big band and jazz featuring music from the swing band era of the 1930s to contemporary songs — all united by swing.
“We’ve wanted to work with a big band for some time and swing provides that opportunity,” says Syd. “And to my great surprise, I discovered that many young people love this music.”
People of all ages will find much to enjoy about Back In Full Swing, from a swingin’ big band to our special guest, consummate entertainer Geoff Bemrose. Last year, on very short notice, Geoff stepped into the vocals and he was a hit.
“Geoff was spectacular,” recalls Syd. “And right there I knew we wanted him back as featured guest soloist. He has so many musical talents — he not only produces musicals, but he’s a regular performer in the Peterborough area and a teacher at Lakefield College School where he leads the Rock Choir. And he has a great voice.”
The Back In Full Swing band features Barry Haggarty (guitar), Andrew Affleck (bass guitar), Curtis Cronkwright (percussion), Pete Woolidge (keyboard), Lachy Baro (alto sax; flute), Mark Davidson (tenor sax), Doug Sutherland & Marlowe Bork (trumpets) and Kevin Cook & Bob Phillips (trombones).
Thank you to the sponsor of Back in Full Swing
Saturday, Feb. 25 | 2 p.m.
Emmanuel United Church (534 George Street North, Peterborough)
Tickets: $35 general admission; $10 students
Tickets are available through the Peterborough Singers’ website and the following local businesses: Pammett’s Flower Shop and Ashburnham Foot & Ankle Centre.
Please note that at this time masks are required in order to attend Peterborough Singers’ performances.
We are grateful to our season sponsors Fran Allen and David Tomlinson, Royal LePage