King’s Lynn Corn Exchange to host The Drifters, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers and RAF concert

PUBLISHED: 13:55 24 April 2014 | UPDATED: 13:55 24 April 2014

The Drifters.

The Drifters.

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Lovers of Motown, big bands and energetic drumming are catered for next month at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

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To purchase tickets to any of these events, contact the box office on 01553 764864.

The Drifters: The Optimum Tour

Saturday, May 3, 7.30pm

£25, £24 concessions

The Drifters have seen massive chart success across the world, with more than 114 million album sales, 214 million singles sales and a vast catalogue of hits.

The current recording line-up will perform the group’s greatest hits alongside their own new releases.

In this extravaganza of musical hits, they celebrate the optimum of people, events and times from the last six decades, with amazing lighting show and a world-class band.

Current Drifters line-up member Michael Williams said: “The idea of the Optimum tour is to honour all of the members before us that have made this brand the successful dynasty it has become today.

“The concert features more than 35 tracks and some very interesting new songs from our new album.”

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Thursday 8 May, 7.30pm

£20, £17.50 concessions

Under 18s £12

Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection and post-apocalyptic martial imagery and infectious belly laugh humour.

It’s all in a spellbinding display of sheer athleticism. Feel the energy and experience the power of this unique performance.

As the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent, Mugenkyo has developed a spectacular passionate style with music for the soul, fusing the traditional spirit with a contemporary look and sound, creating a modern stage performance that has captivated audiences everywhere.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday, May 11, 5pm

£20.50, £18.50 concessions

Ray McVay presents the world’s greatest big band live in concert with the Moonlight Serenaders and the swinging jazz band, The Uptown Hall Gang.

Enjoy numerous classics, including In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and Chattanooga Choo Choo.

RAF Big Band Concert

Wednesday, May 14, 7.30pm

£15

The Royal Air Force Shades of Blue Orchestra was formed in 1999 when the Band of the RAF Regiment moved to its present location at RAF Cranwell.

Established as an 18-piece ensemble, it has earned a fine reputation for its versatility and excellence and is noted for its interpretation of a wide range of musical styles such as the big band standards from Glenn Miller and Count Basie, funk from Weather Report and some of the more modern numbers from Phil Collins and Robbie Williams.

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