'Noted' Events

Tickets for these events can be obtained online using the links below or by telephone (0116 2591966). Enquiries can also be made by email music@leicestergrammar.org.uk 

    LGS Big Band in Concert

    Friday, 23 June 2017 at 7.30pm at The Little Theatre, Leicester


    Tickets from The Little Theatre - www.thelittletheatre.net

    The band returns to this intimate venue for the fourth year with a varied programme.

    Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Swing: the Ultimate Big Band

    Friday, 29 September 2017
    St Nicholas Hall: 7.30pm (All tickets £18)

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    Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, the orchestra is going from strength to strength under leader Chris Dean. Renowned for its exciting blend of high octane big band swing and classic dance music, the orchestra’s repertoire ranges from the wartime million sellers of the legendary Glenn Miller through the era of the great Count Basie Orchestra to the hit songs of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Chris’s aim has been to increase the number of young musicians playing big band swing. Recent changes in personnel of the orchestra have proved the worth of this ambition. The new blood of some of today’s finest young jazz musicians has brought a new fire and drive to the orchestra’s performances which has been reflected in rave reviews and numerous sold out concerts.

    Session A9

    Saturday, 25 November 2017
    Recital Room: 7.30pm (All tickets £17)

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    Don't miss a rare chance to see Session A9 in this part of the country. The finest of all our fiddle bands, Session A9 are Charlie McKerron, Adam Sutherland, Kevin Henderson, Gordon Gunn (fiddles), David 'Chimp' Robertson (percussion), Marc Clement (guitar) and Brian MacAlpine (keyboards) and are a genuinely thrilling live act.

    'Session A9 are your men when it comes to pounding out a high-octane tune, but they are also wonderfully creative arrangers who make dynamic use of their line-up of four fabulous fiddlers'

    The Scotsman

    'A richness of sound that can verge on the symphonic... from reflective to mesmerising to downright barnstorming' The Herald

    'Fiercely bright and energetic contemporary instrumental music, with a full heart and a head for invention' Songlines