FELIXSTOWE CARNIVAL PROMS

The Essential Sounds Big Band is delighted to be returning after a very successful first year. The band consists of 22 experienced musicians and Vocalists that cover a large repertoire of popular music which include traditional big band music from the Glenn Miller era but more extensively general popular music up to the present day. This year, they will be joined by The Three Chordettes, a female vocal trio who specialise in 1940s swing.

The Three Chordettes – Lisa Roberts, Molly Scurrell and Sarah Hitchcock – first performed with Essential Sounds last July for an open-air band concert and are delighted to be joining them on stage at this year’s Felixstowe carnival.  The band will conclude its performance with a Last night of the Proms theme incorporating the traditional songs such as Land of Hope and Glory,  Rule Britannia and There’ll Always be an England for audience participation and hopefully plenty of flag waving. The band has rapidly become known for its entertainment value in large open-air environments not only for the quality of the music produced but also for the audience friendly approach that produces a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere.

Join us on Friday 27th July at the Beachside Events Area from 7pm!

Postcode for Satnav is IP11 2AU

Sing Along!

We’ll Meet Again

We’ll meet again don’t know where don’t know when,

But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

Keep smiling through just like you always do,

til the blues skies drive the dark clouds far away.

So will you please say hello to the folks that I know,

Tell them I won’t be long.

They’ll be happy to know that as you saw me go

I was singing this song.

We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when,

but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.

Instrumental

We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when,

but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.

The White Cliffs of Dover

There’ll be Blue Birds over

The White Cliffs of Dover

Tomorrow just you wait and see.

There’ll be love and laughter,

And peace ever after,

Tomorrow when the world is free.

The shepherd will tend his sheep

The valley will bloom again

And Jimmy will go to sleep

In his own little room again.

There’ll be Blue Birds over

The White Cliffs of Dover

tomorrow just you wait and see.

Instrumental

The shepherd will tend his sheep

The valley will bloom again

And Jimmy will go to sleep

In his own little room again.

There’ll be Blue Birds over

The White Cliffs of Dover

Tomorrow when the world is free.

There’ll Always Be an England

I give you a toast Ladies and gentlemen,
I give you a toast Ladies and gentlemen
May this fair land we love so well,
In Dignity and freedom dwell.
Though worlds may change and go awry,
Whilst there is still one voice to cry!—
There’ll always be an England,
While there’s a country lane.
Wherever there’s a cottage small
Beside a field of grain
There’ll always be an England
While there’s a busy street.
Wherever there’s a turning wheel
A million marching feet.
Red, white and blue
What does it mean to you?
Surely you’re proud
Shout it loud
Britons awake!
The Empire too
We can depend on you.
Freedom remains
These are the chains
Nothing can break.
There’ll always be an England
And England shall be free
If England means as much to you
As England means to me.

Land Of Hope and Glory

Land of hope and glory, mother of the free,
How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?
Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set.
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.

Land of hope and glory, mother of the free,
How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?
Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set.
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.