The Sharon | Events - The Villages Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

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CANCELLED

    The Dubonnet cocktail - Dubonnet rouge and Hendricks gin with a fresh lemon wedge (Queen Elizabeth the second's favorite cocktail)

    George Hinchliffe's UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

    March 24th, 2020

    7:00PM

    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is cancelled. The company has not been in the UK long enough to be allowed to travel after the recently imposed travel ban to travelers entering the US. All patrons will be given a full refund. Due to high phone call volume at the box offices, please wait to be contacted by The Villages Box Office to process your refund. If you do not hear from them by April 30, please call 352-753-3229 to update your contact information in our system. We apologize for this inconvenience.

    The Orchestra was formed in 1985 as a bit of fun, but the first gig was an instant sell-out, and they've been performing ever since. By 1988 they had released an LP, appeared on BBC TV, played at WOMAD and recorded a BBC Radio 1 session.

    The current ensemble has been playing together for over 20 years, and has become something of a national institution.

    The Orchestra has given thousands of sold-out concerts across the world, including Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Poland, France, America, Canada, New Zealand and Japan.

    They have more recently performed sell-out shows at the Sydney Opera House (2012), The Royal Albert Hall (2009, 2012) and New York's Carnegie Hall (2010, 2012).

    Over the last 29 years, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has spawned hundreds of imitators, and you can now find Ukulele Groups in nearly every major city, indeed, the Orchestra are often blamed for the current Ukulele revival which is sweeping the globe.

    The Ukulele Orchestra's music has been used in films, plays, and commercials, while film clips of the Orchestra's live concerts and TV appearances on websites such as YouTube have been watched millions of times. Collaborators have included Madness, David Arnold, The British Film Institute, The Ministry of Sound, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) and The Kaiser Chiefs.

    For more information on the members: https://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/index.php/uke-members/

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