19 Mar 2012Blog

Virgin Atlantic Holders Season 2012

by Monique

Holders Season 2012The Virgin Atlantic Holders Season 2012 takes place at Holders House in St. James on the West coast of Barbados.

The season started on March 17th and continues to March 31st.

Here’s the schedule for Holders 2012:

Monday, March 19th — The Cole Porter Story

Some of Cole Porter classics include ‘Let’s Do it’; ‘Anything Goes’; ‘Night and day’; ‘I get a kick out of you’ and ‘Begin the Beguine’. The multi talented singer and pianist Joe Stilgoe and one of the London West End’s brightest stars, Hannah Waddingham create a special evening of sublime songs and nostalgia.

Wednesday, March 21st — KAYA: Born Under The Star of Change

A multi platinum selling artist and best selling Author returns to music after 15 years of self discovery; Kaya will be performing songs from his newest release ‘Born Under The Star Of Change’ with his band of first class musicians from New York City. Special guest, Estas Tonne, who is a Gypsy troubadour and phenomenal guitarist will also be performing. Estas Tonne has travelled the world performing and sharing the magic of his roots and Latin influenced music.

Friday, March 23rd — Comedy Night: The Gag Reflex

Kit Hesketh-Harvey (best known for thirty years as the singer/songwriter of Kit and the Widow, ‘Just A Minute’ veteran and co-star on the first ever BBC Comedy ‘Prom at the Albert Hall’) has teamed up with the composer and accordionist; James McConnel, in a new programme of his original cabaret and theatre songs, both hilarious and moving, they will explore contemporary events, local scandals and the extraordinary vagaries of the human heart.

Saturday, March 24th — Holders Music Hall Night

This will be a veritable cornucopia of musical and theatrical talents headlined by one of the great jazz voices of our time; the hugely entertaining Claire Martin and her Trio. Also on the night, the maverick-but-massively-charismatic talents of Russian/Israeli guitarist Estas Tonne and two great pianists James McConnel and Joe Stilgoe will do musical battle on stage. More surprises and delights to be announced.

Monday March 26th — The King of Swing with Julian Bliss

The young clarinet virtuoso Julian Bliss leads his ensemble through some of the great tunes of the swing era in his tribute to the King of Swing, Benny Goodman. Bliss recreates the exciting sound of swing from the 30’s and 40’s, staying true to the authentic feel but naturally with a modern twist.

Wednesday March 28th — French Soiree: The Songs of Piaf with Eve Loiseau

Holders takes on the style and chic of 20th century Paris for an evening. Eve Loiseau’s interpretations of Piaf’s songs together with the fascinating tale she tells reminds us of just how great a singer and personality ‘the little sparrow’ was. La vie en rose, Sous le ciel de Paris, Milord, Autumn Leaves, Padam Padam, C’est merveilleux, L’accordéoniste, Non je ne regrette rien and many more, accompanied by Fiona Barrow, on violin and Edward Jay, on accordion.

Thursday March 29th — Classical Night: Opera Recital with Joan Rodgers CBE

The Holders Season is thrilled to welcome one Britain’s most admired and successful international sopranos, Joan Rodgers CBE. Joan has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors, orchestras and opera houses with her appearance at the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ having introduced her to a worldwide television audience of millions. Also performing is young, gifted British clarinettist Julian Bliss, who has appeared as a soloist with many world renown orchestras and has performed at the Lincoln Centre and for the Queen’s 80th Birthday. For his second season appearance, Julian will present a programme of classical works accompanied by pianist Robert Bottriell.

Saturday March 31st — Gala Night

The global phenomenon Ennio Marchetto is the original transformation artist, revolutionizing the art of origami into a unique performance that is nothing short of comic genius. With his hilarious physical comedy, a sizzling soundtrack and ingenious paper costumes, Ennio magically and hysterically morphs into over 50 of our favourite personalities from Lady Gaga and Eminem to Fred Astaire and Mona Lisa. Wonderfully, wickedly funny! Direct from Cuba Habana Sax features four incredible saxophones and one astonishing percussionist; their high voltage mix of traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms, jazz, funk, hip-hop and dance is original, uncompromising, entertaining and not to be missed!

Use the following contact details to get in touch with Holders to book your tickets:

  • Email: theseason@holders.net
  • Box Office: Holders House, St. James, Barbados
  • Tel: +1 246 432 6385
  • Fax: +1 246 432 6461