Audiences will be transported to distant lands as the Cayman National Choir and Orchestra presents its upcoming concert, Epic Journeys.
Works from such favorite films as “E.T.,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Peter Pan,” “Hercules” and “Lord of the Rings” will be performed on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Westin Ballroom.
A family matinee is set for 2 p.m., offering a shorter program. It will also feature the Cayman Youth Choir. The full evening concert is at 7:30 p.m., with a bar available beforehand.
“We’re very excited to be presenting another spectacular concert featuring some original scores from John Williams and Alan Silvestri, to name a few,” says Jonathan Taylor, the orchestra’s musical director. “Once again, we’ll be offering a great variety of music so there will be something for everyone, and we hope our matinee performance will provide an opportunity to inspire the young people of the island.”
The Cayman National Choir and Orchestra is also gearing up for the holiday season with its annual Elmslie Carol Concerts in the wings, set for Dec. 11 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. (admission is free).
“This event has become for many, their start to the Christmas season,” says Cayman National Choir director Sue Horrocks, who marks her 20th year as musical director. “It is an opportunity for our audience to join in with familiar Christmas carols, listen to new Christmas music, or sit quietly and reflect on their own memories of Christmases gone by.”
Join the group
Anyone can join the National Choir and no previous experience is necessary. You don’t need to audition or be able to sight read music. Rehearsals are every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at 214 Cannon Place. Musicians are welcome to contact the National Orchestra about playing. Visit the Facebook pages or email [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.
Tickets to ‘Epic Journeys’ matinee are $15 adults, $7.50 youth. Tickets to the full concert are $25 adults, $10 youth. Tickets available at www.eventpro.ky.