Just a warning to you all. At the end of this month/beginning of July the new Hall brochure is released, featuring this concert, and i will be commencing the other advertising, posters, radio interviews etc. If you are intending to go to this concert then if you make sure you book before then you will get the best seats, after this i cannot guarantee anything as last year the phone lines went frantic. Basically until now i havent done much advertising, feeling it was too early, and so not many people know about the concert, once they do im expecting quite a rush. If you do ring after the date and are disappointed with the seats that you are offered, instead of accepting them straight away contact me via pm and i will see what i can do, as i have a handful of tickets that are regarded as the best for competition prizes and sponsors etc. which im sure for die hard fans like yourselves i could jiggle about to squeeze you in. Look forward to seeing you all in October,
Yes, the fixture list seems to have been very kind regarding the game on the 18th. As long as Sky/Sentanta don't mess things up (though an earlier kick off on the Saturday would give us more time before the concert) I will sort you (and anybody else if they are interested) out with tickets if I can.
Stoke City v Tottenham followed by a Hayley concert in my home town - a perfect day!
Just to avoid any confusion whatsoever, even though this concert is the day before Aberdeen it is not a date on the tour. Therefore the repetoire being sung and the accompanying musicians will be completely different in Stoke than they will be throughout the rest of the country over the 2 months afterwards. The Stoke-on-Trent concert is purely to raise money and awareness for UNICEF and COPA, and therefore is remaining seperate and unique to the tour.
I received a copy of Victoria Hall's Autumn brochure in the post this morning.
The wording for Hayley's concert seems a little odd
After making her debut in 2007 to critical acclaim, New Zealander Hayley Westenra returns. Hayley will be accompanied by a number of musicians who will also perform their own works throughout the concert. This promises to be one of the year's best nights out and all money raised will be donated equally between UNICEF and COPA.
So if the musicians are going to perform throughout the concert, I wonder when Hayley will be performing?
No doubt Danny will be able to throw some light on the matter.
I can indeed shed light on the matter as it is me who wrote it! The point i was trying to make was the fact that the musicians will play pieces as well, i.e. Fiona will perform her own pieces as she does at other concerts, although the musicians havent yet been confirmed. This was put in as the main comment last time was that the concert was too short so i was trying to inform people in a subtle way that the concert would be longer this year. Hope this clears up any confusion,
Danny Please note i havent seen the brochure yet so im not entirely sure that there wording is entirely what i put, im just going on what Grant has said above.