30th November 2019 - Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Sandgate Road, Folkestone.
Guido Haazsen - Missa Luba
Bruckner - Three Motets
Medleys by Simon and Garfunkel and from South Pacific by Rogers and Hammerstein.
Father Guido Haazsen - Missa Luba.
Medley from South Pacific.
South Pacific was composed by Richard Rogers with lyrics from Oscar Hammerstein. The musical premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for over 1,900 performances. The plot is based on the book by James Michener "Tales of the South Pacific". The musical combines elements of these tales whilst sending a strong message on racism. The scene is set in World War II on a South Pacific Island. An American nurse based on this island falls in love with an expatriate French plantation owner, but she struggles to come to terms with his mixed race children. A secondary romance between a US lieutenant and a Tonkinese woman exposes the fears of social consequences should he marry his Asian lover. The issues of racial prejudice is explored throughout the musical. Supporting characters include a comic petty officer and the Tonkinese girl`s mother help to tie the stories together. Rogers and Hammerstein wrote several of the songs. "Bali Ha`i", "I`m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanting Evening", "There is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime", and "I`m In Love with a Wonderful Guy"have become popular favourites.