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THE BLUE PROJECT
Thu, October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
In January 2022 the performance by The Blue Project of Joni Mitchell’s album Blue together with a selection of songs by Joni and some of her contemporaries was a huge success.
‘Two hours of classic songs by a famous Canadian performed with stunning affection and enthusiasm. Undoubtedly one of the best concerts I have ever experienced.’
‘Two (that’s two) standing ovations after two beautiful sets. Great night at the Arts Centre!’
Blue is one of the most highly regarded albums of the past 50 years. Many of the songs have become standards and have been performed and recorded countless times. The album is however rarely performed as a whole. Every song is a gem but the striking thing about this album is the way that it makes such a strong cycle of songs. Blue is an intimate and soulful set of songs in which Joni Mitchell spoke directly about her inner thoughts, cares and conflicts. It was met with immediate success when first released in 1971 and has grown in significance over the intervening years.
Catherine May, Andrew Allen, Tim Pells, Mary Pells and Michael Allen, return to the Colchester Arts Centre to perform Blue in their unique arrangements for soprano, two guitars, cello and vibes/drums together with a new first set with some of the classic songs of the late 60’s and early 70’s including songs by Carole King, Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell.
Tickets £16 / £12 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.