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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Due to overwhelming response, there are 5 tickets at the price of $350 and 16 tickets of box seats with restricted view ($150 for each ticket) available for sale at the box office of Sha Tin Town Hall from 10am on the day of the concert. Each person can purchase a maximum of two tickets per transaction on a first-come-first-served basis.

Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
map
05.10.2014(Sun)
20:00
$350, $250, $150

Eight performers, eight ukuleles, eight voices.
Music from Wagner to Johnny Cash, Lady Gaga, Adele and movie main themes
An evening full of lighthearted fun!
 

Audience members are invited to bring along their ukuleles and play along with the orchestra on Jason Mraz's I'm Yours.

 

 

Trailer: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Programme

 

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

 

About the Performer

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 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.

Ticketing

 

Tickets available from 8 August onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking.

 

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 (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

 

‘Music Delight Series’ Package Discount

For each purchase of standard tickets for ‘The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’, ‘Canadian Brass’ and ‘Igudesman and Joo: And Now Mozart’: 10% off for any 2 programmes; 15% off for all 3 programmes.

 

Group Booking Discount

For each purchase of standard tickets: 10% off for 4-9 tickets; 15% off for 10-19 tickets; 20% off for 20 or more tickets.

 

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase.  Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

 

Programme Length

Running time of this performance is about 2 hours with an intermission of 20 minutes.

Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until the interval or a suitable break in the programme.

 

Enquires

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Internal Booking: www.urbtix.hk

 

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

The Ukulele Workshop

 

The workshop quota is full.  Thank you for your support.

 

 

Conducted in English by the members of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

 

Free Admission for 100 participants on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Registration method:

Registration starts from 9am on 8 August, please email your name and telephone number to cp2@lcsd.gov.hk (Please specify “The Ukulele Workshop”).  Only one registered name per email account. Confirmation of participation will be sent via email.

 

Participants are required to bring their own ukuleles.

 

Enquiries: 2268 7321

 

Venue Date & Time Price
GR3, 8/F, Backstage, Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
map
04.10.2014(Sat)
15:30
Free Admission

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