Prepare for an evening of big band memories at the Opera House this Thursday and Friday. The official Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by Ray McVay, will bring the spirit of the 1940s to the island across two nights, giving audiences a lively night to remember.
The orchestra will play a selection of signature Glenn Miller tunes, as well as playing tributes to Ted Heath, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. The second half of the show is performed in United States Army Air Force uniforms, paying tribute to the World War years that Glenn Miller spent performing with his USAAF band.
The UK orchestra was formed in 1988 in conjunction with New York’s Glenn Miller Productions. All performances are loyal to Miller’s original stage line-up, featuring the band leader, a male vocalist, a female vocalist, five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, and three rhythm. As well as singing solos, the vocalists perform as part of the Midnight Serenaders, named after Glenn Miller’s signature big band tune.
With more than 200 scores in their library, the Glenn Miller Orchestra have more than enough music to keep any audience happy. Expect lots of energy, talented musicians, and some recognisable tunes to keep your foot tapping all evening.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at the Jersey Opera House on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September at 8pm.