I have booked (online through the Pavilion Theatre website) for this concert, Row C middle block - which is further forward than I usually sit. This is because the orchestra pit pushes you back from the stage!
Looking on bhlivetickets.co.uk C17 is now the best seat available in the stalls. For those staying overnight, there is a Travelodge at 43 Christchurch Road (tel. 0871 9846257). Bus 1a, 1b or 1c will take you from the lodge to the town centre.
Post by riverofdreams on Sept 14, 2011 19:05:56 GMT
So pleased to see Hayley is coming to Bournemouth again, I remember when she last came that some members got pictures with her after the show, how would I go about doing that as I wished last time I had stayed behind.
Just hang around with the HWI folk afterwards, who will know where the stage door is. Some of us may be wearing tartan ties. Come over and introduce yourself. Hayley does not always see us after a show, but she will do so if she has time.
Let's hope she isn't too tired after Southend the previous night. I remember last time she came here the manager said we could only have 5 minutes "because her voice was killing her." Since lighting is poor at the stage door it might be an idea to try and get a photo earlier in the day when she arrives but I always feel a bit guilty doing that since she says in her book she tries to rest her voice before a show. (I hope the support act is better than last time. Anyone remember Alexei ? The warm up act that left everyone as cold as the weather outside!!)
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Hayley Westenra bringing angelic sound to Bournemouth Pavilion
9:00am Saturday 28th January 2012
AS classical music goes it’s fair to say that Hayley is one of its biggest stars.
The New Zealand soprano has just announced a short tour of the UK this year and Bournemouth is one of just six dates announced.
Hayley will bring her angelic sound to the Bournemouth Pavilion on March 8. She will be showcasing tunes from her most recent album, which went straight to number one in the classical charts this year, Paradiso.
Hayley says: “I can’t wait to bring the new music from Paradiso on to the stage.”
Hayley has sold more than four million records, and sung with names including Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras and sung to luminaries including George W Bush, Tony Blair, The Queen and Prince Charles, William and Harry.
At the tender age of 24, Hayley Westenra has established herself as one of the most celebrated classical singers in the world. Accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra, Hayley will be bringing her angelic sound to Bournemouth.
On the prospect of her forthcoming shows Hayley said: “I can’t wait to bring the new music from Paradiso onto the stage, mixing it with some of my, and hopefully my fans’, favourites from my 10-year run.”
2011 has been an incredible year for Hayley. Her fifth studio album Paradiso – produced by film score legend Ennio Morricone – was met with critical acclaim, reaching number one in the Classical Music Charts and gaining commercial success across the globe.
Last month the singer undertook an arena tour of her native New Zealand and of course sung to hundreds of millions around the world when she performed World In Union at the Rugby World Cup final in October.
With her debut album, Pure, reaching the Top 10 of the pop charts in 11 countries and making her the fastest-selling debut classical artist of all time, the album turned gold in one week and has since gone double platinum.
Selling more than four million albums to date, Hayley holds the record for the biggest selling classical album of the 21st Century.