Tune into BBC Radio 2 this Friday night at 8pm for a special concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Recorded at the Chichester Festival Theatre – Ken Bruce invites you to take your partners for an evening at the dance. Waltzes, polkas, sambas, tangos, jigs and a grand pas de deux – and you thought Strictly was over! Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guest singers Rebecca Trehearn and yours truly.
The programme includes Erik Satie’s graceful Gymnopedie No 1; the grandeur of the Emperor Waltz by Johann Strauss; and memories of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Gordon Langford’s medley of tunes from Irving Berlin’s “Top Hat” . We invite you to stomp your way through the Mexican Hat Dance and clomp your way through Herold’s Clog Dance.