At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The Vancouver Recital Society presents George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Ready for something a little different? George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players whose concerts are a funny, virtuosic, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll featuring the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices. Formed in 1985 as “a bit of fun”, the orchestra’s first gig was an instant sell-out. The ensemble has gone on to play concerts around the world at venues such as the Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. By royal request, the orchestra proudly performed at a private 90th birthday party for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. With a love of irreverent wit and a penchant for reinterpretation, their catalogue is a collection of rock, pop, jazz, blues and classical music. You won’t want to miss these pluckers!