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image for Music item typeMerci pour la Musique at St John Maddermarket Church

Music, Thu 6 Sep 2018, £14-£15

Merci pour la Musique

Merci pour la Musique

Poster - Merci pour la Musique 2018 - Credit - David Rees

Details

Dreamcast productions return to Norwich's historic Maddermarket Theatre to celebrate iconic French speaking singers and songwriters in 'Merci Pour La Musique', a musical odyssey of famous songs, and their sometimes unexpected French origins.

The effortless charm of Charles Aznavour, exotic beauty of Josephine Baker, the epic tales of Jacques Brel and the power and passion of Edith Piaf have produced some of the most successful popular songs of the 20th century, certainly not 'lost in translation' and firmly planted into the hearts of English speaking audiences.

Sung in both English and French, Dreamcast open a storybook of fabulous vintage hits, made famous by artists including Dusty Springfield, Sacha Distel, Bobby Darin, Petula Clark and Frank Sinatra to discover the origins of some of the greatest lyric-driven works of all time.

'Merci Pour la Musique' presents la crème de la crème of songs that have delighted, seduced and enchanted audiences across the world. Some that you always suspected had a Parisian flair, and others which will take you by complete surprise!

So, if you ever wondered what gave your favourite song that certain 'je ne sais quoi', the answer may lie just across the channel.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 6 Sep 2018 19:30 to 21:45

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 6 Sep Merci pour la Musique

Address

St John Maddermarket,
Norwich,
NR2 1DN