AS THE days begin to shorten a little and nightfall is upon us earlier, the Autumn Cultural season is with us and the latest Cultural Guide for Torrevieja and La Mata can no be picked up at any Public Office or branches of Tourism.
A total of 20,000 programs have been printed and the entire program of ‘Autumn 2011’ has been produced for €42,000.
Things of major interest to the International community got underway last week with former pop star Yazz, best know for her hit record ‘The Only Way Is Up’, performing a completely different style of music, in a Christian, more gospel way at Torrevieja Christian Fellowship on Saturday night.
In a similar vain on Friday 14 October at 7.30pm at the ‘Teatro Muncipal’ there is a special, one-off concert by the former “ELO” (Electric Light Orchestra) guitarist David Scott-Morgan together with supporting artists. Admission is free although donations are accepted. This promises to be a wonderful evening for lovers of good quality, ‘live’ popular music.
On Monday night, the one and only Joe Longthorne performed in the Municipal Theatre showing his wonderful vocal stylings and skills as a talented impressionist and perfomer however, unfortunately, one of the other International highlights, the Sound of the Supremes, has just been cancelled but ‘Night On The Town Promotions’ will be looking to add more International acts for Winter 2012.
Even with one of the lowest budgets in recent years, the program has great variety including classics such as the Fiestas de Santa Cecilia, the IV Memorial to Ricardo Lafuente on 4 and 5 November, the International Competition of Bands of the UMT on 10 December and, of course, many events related to the Festivities in Honour of the Immaculate Conception.
On Saturday October 29th in the Teatro Municipal “The Music of Your Life” will be performed. This has proved to be a great success around Spain and is primarily a show of ’80s inspired songs. Tickets are a crisis busting €12 for the early evening and €15 for the late show. It features 16 artists, live music and although the show is presented in Spanish, it’s guaranteed you’ll recognise many of the tunes.
On November 12, there is a benefit night for ADIEM, at the Teatro Municipal featuring Dani Rovira. Local singer Quique Montes, will give a concert called “Cenicienta a la Luna” (“Cinderella to the Moon”), on 28 October, in the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre. In addition, there will be many shows aimed at children, such as La Gala de la Ilusión de la Sal de Torrevieja, on 13 November.
Also of note is the Welsh Choir ‘Cor Meibion Taf’, the musical ‘Fiddler On the Roof’ and the ‘Cantabile Singers’ in concert, to name but a few.. Pick up your copy of ‘Autumn 2011 and enjoy days and nights on the town.
By Keith Nicol