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YOU RAISE ME UP (article first published : 2008-08-10)

Singer extraordinaire Rory McLaren presents an opportunity to experience the music of Josh Groban up close and personally in an intimate environment as the dynamic vocalist performs You Raise Me Up - A Tribute to Josh Groban, at the Rhumbelow theatre.

This popular multi-talented vocalist and keyboard wizard has been wowing audiences throughout the country - from his scintillating performances fronting the Port Elizabeth-based Centrestage All-Star band in their box office hit Magnificent 7 series as Freddie Mercury, to his acclaimed portrayal of Elvis seen in the city recently, McLaren now moves his focus away from rock n roll into the direction of an Opera-influenced genre with equal ease.

The show takes in a range of musical styles, with renditions of classics which Groban has made his own, such as Oceana and Nessun Dorma, to include his hits such as Remember When It Rained, To Where You Are, When You Say You Love Me, The Prayer, You Are Loved and the title song You Raise Me Up.

Groban’s SA collaboration on Weeping is also included, as are popular songs such as Vincent, Your Song, Imagine, Charlie Chaplin’s Smile and Music of the Night, all either taken from album arrangements or from live performances in which Groban put his indelible stamp on these selections.

“It’s not just the songs themselves (which I adore), but it’s in the way that Josh Groban interprets them with such highly charged manner that appeals to me”, says McLaren. “Each song has an emotional authenticity which is extremely moving. While many of the songs are huge, the smaller cabaret setting allows me to connect with my audience in a much more intimate way, which is very exciting.”

McLaren’s tribute to Josh Groban comes to Durban after being invited to perform two sell-out performances at last year’s Hilton festival.

Performances take place this weekend on August 8 and 9 with the show starting at 20h00 and August 10 with shows at 14h00 and 18h30.

There will be a repeat run next weekend with performances on August 15 and 16 at 20h00 and two shows on August 17 at 14h00 and 18h30.

The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R70. Take along food picnic baskets and braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Theatre is situated in Cunningham Avenue off Bartle Road.

To book contact Roland on 031 205 7602 (h) or 082 499 8636, email roland@stansell.za.net or visit www.rhumbelow.za.net




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