The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Music Delight Series

2014-10-05 20:00 - 22:00

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Music Delight Series

When: 5 Oct 2014 Sun 20:00
Where: Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain


Founded in 1985, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB), which the Independent describes its performance as simply "the best musical entertainment in the country", is a group of eight "all-singing, all strumming" ukulele players. The individual performers have varied backgrounds but a complementary expertise, featuring strong individual voices and instrumental abilities. The orchestra has been active for 29 years. It performs in a wide variety of genres ranging from classical music, symphony to pop, rock and roll, jazz and country ditty, which holds that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation as long as they are played on the ukulele.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The orchestra is celebrated for its rapport with audiences, and eliciting a joyous feel-good reaction. The orchestra inexplicably draws the audience in to a rhythmic, joyous, thought-provoking journey through songs that we have heard, songs we have forgotten, songs we have never heard, and songs we perhaps wish we have not encountered, all transformed into a lively, headlong stream of transcendent sounds.

The orchestra, whether at the Glastonbury Festival or Carnegie Hall, sitting in chamber group format and dressed in formal evening wear, uses the limitations of the instrument to create a musical freedom as it reveals unsuspected musical insights.

Beginning in 2012 a wide ranging Ukulele Orchestra tour is underway. This includes the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Norway, America, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and more.


Marilyn Monroe: Running Wild
Prince: Kiss
David Bowie: Life on Mars
Robert Johnson: Hot Tamales
Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Douglas Furber: Limehouse Blues
Bill Hayley: Rock Around the Clock
Bach: Whistling Bach
Adele: Rolling in the Deep
The Who: Pinball Wizard
Rose Royce: Car Wash
Jason Mraz: I'm Yours
The Toys: A Lover's Concerto
Ennio Morricone: The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Junior Walker: Road Runner
Nancy Sinatra: Bang Bang
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Dolly Parton: Joshua
Chen Gexin: Rose Rose I Love You
Johnny Cash: Orange Blossom Special
Otis Redding: Hard to Handle
Lady Gaga: Born this Way
Chic: Le Freak


Programme Enquiries: 852-22687321
Ticketing Enquiries: 852-37616661
Telephone Credit Card Booking: 852-21115999


Tickets: $350/250/150 Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients
Tel: 852-26942509
Add: 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, N.T. Hong Kong


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