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Cramphorn Theatre

Cramphorn Theatre

Music, Sat 9 Sep 2017


Civic Centre

01245 606 505


Civic Theatre,
Fairfield Road,


The internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band and conductor Barry Forgie, are joined by the internationally acclaimed vocalist, Elaine Delmar, for a very special concert celebrating the centenary of the birth of ‘The First Lady of Song’, Ella Fitzgerald.

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band and Elaine Delmar, the concert celebrates the music of the twentieth century’s most iconic vocalist, and one whose legacy and influence defines a classic era of jazz singing.

Featuring classic versions her most famous songs alongside stylish re-workings her lesser-known gems, the concert also features music from the many bands and orchestras that Ella Fitzgerald worked with, from Chick Webb through to Count Basie.

Don’t miss this unique evening of world-class music celebrating the most iconic singer of the Twentieth Century.

The BBC Big Band:

"A wonderful band!" Tony Bennett

"They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important, as well as marvellous!" Michael Parkinson

Elaine Delmar:

"Among the multitude of good jazz singers in Britain, there is not one who can surpass Elaine Delmar" Observer

"One of the ageless, evergreen singing stars … as beautiful and talented as ever … she’s marvellous!" Michael Parkinson

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Sep 2017 19:45


Tickets: £26.00



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Map reference: TL 703070  Lat: 51.73583 Long: 0.46491

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing