ONE lucky Penarth Times reader has the chance to win tickets to see Irving Berlin From Rags to Ritzes when it comes to Cardiff next month.
The show will be in the city on Wednesday, February 5, at St David's Hall.
A celebration of 125 years of one of the finest and greatest songwriters ever in American popular music, with Matthew Ford, Mary Carewe, Sophie Evans, Tom Langham.
Hear all your favourite Irving Berlin songs in one night such as Cheek to Cheek, White Christmas, Puttin on The Ritz, Blue Skies, How Deep is the Ocean and many more with Orchestra, guest vocalists and dancers.
In addition to this the show will be presented by Leo Green who will be presenting original interviews taken by his father Benny Green with Irving Berlin, giving you an insight into not only the musical world of Irving Berlin but the man too.
Interwoven between the music is the narrative from BBC Radio 2¹s Leo Green who will be presenting the show and discussing the life and works of Irving Berlin and their significance. These are inspired by never before heard interviews that Irving Berlin undertook with his father Benny Green for BBC Radio giving you an insight into not only the musical world of Irving Berlin but the man too.
With full orchestra featuring the countries finest musicians who not only regularly play with the leading UK orchestra's such as the BBC Concert Orchestra but they have been hand picked as the best in the business by conductor and MD, Pete Long. Pete has arranged for Jools Holland, Tom Jones, Sir Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, Joss Stone, Seth Mcfarlane and many others.
Overture (Blue Skies, Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, Always, Shakin' the Blues Away, Alexander's Ragtime Band) - There's No Business Like Show Business - I Love A Piano - What'll I Do - Steppin' Out Medley (Steppin' Out With My Baby, Cheek to Cheek, Change Partners, It Only Happens When I Dance With You, Let Yourself Go, The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing, You're Easy To Dance With, Shakin' The Blues Away) - Let's Face The Music And Dance - Heat Wave - Strolling Up The Avenue (Puttin' On The Ritz, Top Hat White Tie and Tails, Slumming on Park Avenue)
Second Half: Holiday Medley (Happy Holiday, White Christmas, Easter Parade) Alexander's Ragtime Band - Always - Play A Simple Melody - Sisters Medley (A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, Sisters, You'd Be Surprised, You're Just In Love, They Say It's Wonderful) - Remember (Instrumental) - How Deep Is The Ocean - Blue Skies - Irving Berlin's America (This Is A Great Country, This Is The Army, Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning, Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, God Bless America).
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets just answer the following question:
What Christmas song did Irving Berlin write:
A. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
B. White Christmas
C. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Send answers on a postcard to Irving Berlin competition, Penarth Times, 156 Holton Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF63 4TY, to reach the office by first post on Friday, January 24, please include a daytime telephone number.
Tickets to be picked up from the box office on the nigh of the concert and winners must have some form of ID with them.
If you are not lucky enough to win, tickets are available online at www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk or at the box office on 029 2087 8444.