Hatstand Opera are Fond of Frinton!

Hatstand Opera are back in Essex on Tuesday 4 August, presenting Vocal Vices at the Marquee on the Greensward, Frinton-on-Sea.

We’ve been performing in Frinton since 1996, entertaining audiences first at the WI Hall for the Music Society, and more recently in the marquee on the picturesque clifftops. In the marquee, we’ve had glorious sunny evenings, high winds that rattled the marquee (shaken but not stirred, I might add!), and gentle soft rain, but we always enjoy ourselves immensely, as the audiences are great!

And it’s not just the audience sitting in the seats that enjoy our shows; we tend to attract a crowd of people walking dogs, ‘ultra-cool’ teenagers, and rather lost Japanese tourists, standing just outside the open end of the marquee, curious as to why they can hear opera drifting across the clifftops! Often they are still standing there 30 minutes later, while the dogs have given up and are snoring at their feet!

What a super show ‘Vocal Vices’ has evolved into – audiences adore it. It follows the classic Hatstand Opera formula; bits of opera you’ll know from films or advertisements, operetta that tugs the heartstrings, and a whole series of songs that you’ll probably be itching to sing along with!

Tuesday 4 August at 7.30pm
Vocal Vices
Marquee on the Greensward, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: GBP6, available from:
Frinton Free Church, Connaught Ave – 01255 679585,
Frinton Parish Church, Old Road – 01255 679164,
& The Marquee on the Greensward (from 1st August).
Part of Frinton Mission week

Hatstand Opera and Matters Musical

July for Hatstand Opera is always a busy month of performance, but also for selling our Spring 2010 tour dates.

So, it’s been great to catch up with venues and promoters on the phone over the last week, as I have known some of them for over 15 years!

Since we first started performing opera highlights 16 years ago, Hatstand has enjoyed close associations with several of the UK’s top event organisers – or party promoters / entertainment agencies / corporate event organisers / music agencies / corporate event companies – take your pick!

One of our favourites by far is Matters Musical, run by Frank Warren, who says his company provides “the very best in live global music, dance and physical arts.”

What we love about Frank is that, to be in his database of performers, it’s always about the quality of the music. If you want to be associated with Matters Musical, you have to be good, full stop. As he says, “Our performers are the best in their individual fields, tried and tested for reliability, professionalism and ability.” Of course, you also need to give a great performance and entertain too, which is, I suspect, why Frank likes Hatstand Opera!

So, we are more than happy to give Frank and his company a big shameless plug, as he’s a great chap to work with, and shares our values of excellence and professionalism.

And his new website is really nice too! Give it a spin at www.mattersmusical.co.uk

New tour date for Hatstand Opera’s Vocal Vices

Yes, another date to add to your diary!

Join us for this special Sunday show at Holywell House, at Swanmore, near Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire.

Enjoy your delicious lunch, served in our special marquee in the delightful grounds at Holywell.

Then, sit back to enjoy your fabulous and funny performance of “Vocal Vices” by Hatstand Opera.

Book a table and bring a party – the more, the merrier!

Sunday 13th September 2009 at 12 noon
Vocal Vices
Holywell House, Swanmore, nr Bishop’s Waltham, Hants
Tickets: £15 including lunch
Available from: The Pinder Centre 01962 779 498
All proceeds to The Pinder Centre for Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy

Hope you can join us!