HOTFOOT 2007: Sunday 22 July, 7 pm, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

HOPES Festival logo (small) 110x116.jpg HOPES: The Hope Street Association marks the thirtieth anniversary of the inaugural Hope Street Festival with a HOTFOOT 2007 concert offering many elements of previous such events. Tayo Aluko, Tony Burrage, Richard Gordon-Smith, Sarah Helsby-Hughes, Hughie Jones, Roger Phillips and Surinder Sandhu join children from Merseyside schools and the stalwart HOPES Festival Orchestra and Choir for an event not be missed.

HOTFOOT 2007! A Street of Hope for 30 Years
Celebrating 30 years of the Hope Street Festival
Buy your tickets here.
The first Hope Street Festival took place in 1977, when Her Majesty the Queen visited Liverpool as part of her Silver Jubilee tour. There was another Festival in 1980 and then no more until HOPES: The Hope Street Association was able to resurrect the event in 1996. HOPES, with support from the Liverpool Culture Company and the Community Foundation for Merseyside, has chosen to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the inaugural Hope Street Festival with a HOTFOOT 2007 concert which incorporates many of the elements of previous such events.
Sunday 22 July 2007 @ 7 pm (please note time),
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, L1 9BP
with
* Roger Phillips (Presenter)
* Richard Gordon-Smith (Conductor)
* The HOPES Festival Orchestra and Choir
(Leader / Director: Martin Anthony (Tony) Burrage)
and guests

CONCERT PROGRAMME:
Surinder Sandhu and the Saurang soloists
returning to HOPES to perform music by Surinder Sandhu (orchestrated by Richard Gordon-Smith) with the HOPES Festival Orchestra
Songs of the Sea with Hughie Jones‘ Jack Coutts, Kevin Bargen & Friends, featuring some of the performers who made the Mersey Shanty Festival an international success, singing shanties and sea songs from the days of the great sailing ships – the other music that Liverpool gave to the world a century before the Mersey Sound !
HOPES Festival Orchestra
performs Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Petite Suite de Concert

Sarah Helsby-Hughes (soprano) & Tayo Aluko (baritone) join the HOPES Festival Orchestra
for Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ and other songs from Porgy & Bess
Children from Merseyside schools, with the HOPES Orchestra, perform
Liverpool First and Last
which they have themselves devised for HOPES with Richard Gordon-Smith & Tony Burrage, now arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Richard Gordon-Smith
Grand finale
where the entire company performs
HOPES’ Song for Liverpool, ‘Light Up The City‘ (from Cool Street) by Richard Gordon-Smith.

Exhibition
* We are delighted that the National Trust / Chambre Hardman have also agreed to put on an exhibition in the foyer of the Phil Hall on the day. (HOPES was a major advocate of ‘saving’ the Chambre Hardman House, at 59 Rodnet Street, Liverpool.)
Tickets for the show
(Sun 22 July, 7 pm [please note start time]
are now available from the Phil Box office: 0151-709 3789
or via the Liverpool Philharmonic website
at £7, £9 & £11 (£5 children).
And, finally……If you would like to be involved in this concert, as a performer, singer or sponsor / raffle donor please contact us a.s.a.p. on hope.street@btconnect.com. Thank you!
HOPES is grateful to The Liverpool Culture Company and The Community Foundation for Merseyside, both of which generously provided grant-aid for this concert.

Posted on June 23, 2007, in Arts, Culture And Heritage, Events And Notable Dates, HOPES: The Hope Street Association, Liverpool And Merseyside, People And Places, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: The Man And His Legacy, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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