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Holders Season 2012

Holders Season 2012


Holders Season 2012
Saturday March 17th – Saturday March 31st, 2012
Once again we look forward to a Holders Season that is rich in variety and almost overwhelmed by great local and international talents held on the beautiful grounds of Holders House.


Saturday March 17th, 2012 – Opening Night
African Music Night

Holders Season opens with one of Africa’s super groups, the legendary KANDA BONGO MAN and his 6-piece band. Hailing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kanda Bongo Man is one of the best known stars of world music, one of the pioneers of African Soukous music and the man who single-handedly gave the world the infectious Kwasa Kwasa dance. As the saying goes, “if Kanda Bongo Man doesn’t make you want to dance, call an ambulance. You’re dead!” Not to be missed.


Monday March 19th, 2012
The Cole Porter Story with Joe Stilgoe & Hannah Waddingham

Let’s Do it, Anything Goes, Night and Day, I Get a Kick out Of You, Begin the Beguine… the list of Cole Porter classics is almost endless. The multi talented singer and pianist Joe Stilgoe and one of the London West End’s brightest stars, Hannah Waddingham creates a special evening of sublime songs and nostalgia.


Wednesday March 21st, 2012
KAYA – Born Under The Star of Change

Multi platinum selling artist and bestselling Author returns to music after 15 years of self discovery. Kaya will be performing songs from his newest release Born Under The Star Of Change with his band of first class musicians from New York City. Special Guest ESTAS TONNE – Gypsy troubadour and phenomenal guitarist. He has travelled the world performing and sharing the magic of his roots and Latin influenced music


Friday March 23rd, 2012
Comedy Night – The Gag Reflex

Kit Hesketh-Harvey (best known for thirty years as the singer-songwriter of Kit and the Widow, ‘Just A Minute’ veteran and co-star on the first-ever BBC Comedy Prom at the Albert Hall) has teamed up with the composer and accordionist James McConnel, in a new programme of his original cabaret and theatre songs, both hilarious and moving, they will explore contemporary events, local scandals and the extraordinary vagaries of the human heart.


Saturday March 24th, 2012
Holders Music Hall Night

Join us for a veritable cornucopia of musical and theatrical talents headlined by one of the great jazz voices of our time, the hugely entertaining Claire Martin and her Trio. Also on the night, the maverick-but-massively-charismatic talents of Russian/Israeli guitarist Estas Tonne. Two great pianists James McConnel and Joe Stilgoe will do musical battle on stage, and more surprises and delights to be announced.


Monday March 26th, 2012
The King Of Swing with Julian Bliss

The young clarinet virtuoso Julian Bliss leads his ensemble through some of the great tunes of the swing era in his tribute to the King of Swing, Benny Goodman. Bliss recreates the exciting sound of swing from the 30’s and 40’s, staying true to the authentic feel but naturally with a modern twist.


Wednesday March 28th, 2012
French Soiree – The Songs of Piaf with Eve Loiseau

Holders takes on the style and chic of 20th century Paris for an evening… Eve Loiseau’s interpretations of Piaf’s songs together with the fascinating tale she tells reminds us of just how great a singer and personality ‘the little sparrow’ was… La vie en rose, Sous le ciel de Paris, Milord, Autumn Leaves, Padam Padam, C’est merveilleux, L’accordéoniste, Non je ne regrette rien and many more, accompanied by Fiona Barrow (violin) and Edward Jay(accordion)


Thursday March 29th, 2012
Classical Night – Opera Recital with Joan Rodgers CBE

The Holders Season is thrilled to welcome one Britain’s most admired and successful international sopranos, Joan Rodgers CBE. Joan has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors, orchestras and opera houses with her appearance at the Last Night of the Proms having introduced her to a worldwide television audience of millions.

Young, gifted British clarinetist Julian Bliss, has appeared as a soloist with many world renown orchestras, he has performed at the Lincoln Centre and for the Queen’s 80th Birthday. For his second Season appearance Julian will present a programme of classical works accompanied by pianist Robert Bottriell.


Saturday March 31st, 2012
Gala Night

The global phenomenon Ennio Marchetto is the original transformation artist, revolutionizing the art of origami into a unique performance that is nothing short of comic genius. With his hilarious physical comedy, a sizzling soundtrack and ingenious paper costumes Ennio magically and hysterically morphs into over 50 of our favourite personalities from Lady Gaga and Eminem to Fred Astaire and Mona Lisa. Wonderfully, wickedly funny! Direct from Cuba Habana Sax features four incredible saxophones and one astonishing percussionist. Their high voltage mix of traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms, jazz, funk, hip-hop and dance is original, uncompromising, entertaining and not to be missed!
Programme subject to change

Performance Ticket Prices
Reserved Seating – Gold $200
General Admission: ZONE B $150 – ZONE C $80 – ZONE D $40

Gala Night Tickets:
Reserved Seating – Gold $200 (Tables & Chairs provided for Dining)
Unreserved ZONE B – $150

All Performances commence at 7:00pm promptly (Programme subject to change)
Gates open at 5:30pm


For More Information Contact Holders Box Office:
Holders House, St. James
Telephone: (246) 432-7338 or (246) 432-6385, Fax: (246) 432-6461
E-mail: [email protected]
Websitewww.holders.net