Jonathan Veira and sons

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Coming to Victoria Baptist Church on October 20th 2012
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Recently praised in The Independent for his ´brilliant performance´, and by The Arts Desk for being ´a comic (bass) baritone now in his vintage prime´, international opera star Jonathan Viera is no stranger to venues that hold thousands of people, but in 2012 he is changing his habits. Instead of appearing on stage at Glyndebourne or London´s Royal Opera House, as he often does, he is coming to Eastbourne to perform in an intimate one man setting on October 20th 2012.

This concert is part of Jonathan´s ´Larger than Life´ tour. This year, instead of performing Verdi, Britten or Donizetti on the opera scene as he did - to critical acclaim – in 2011 and before, he is now just as likely to be found singing Billy Joel or Gospel. Jonathan is a musical chameleon, performing songs of great diversity to the highest standard.

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See Jonathan in action ...

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Jonathan Viera´s one man show is distinctive because you get so much more than just ´the voice´. He is a superb comic raconteur, with emotional engagement, whose anecdotal story telling has people of all generations rocking with laughter.

When asked why he is putting aside opera for a year and going ´Larger than Life´, Jonathan answers,

¨For nearly 27 years I have been singing opera whilst also developing my ´Audience with JV´ which actually began 22 years ago. The ´side-show´ has gradually taken on a life of its own ... spawning a DVD, seven gospel CDs and a list of venues wanting to host the show. We´re excited that 2012 is the year to give airspace to JV simply being JV with an audience.

I´m energised by doing these shows because of the closeness and interaction with the audience. It´s wonderful to be able to incorporate the wide variety of music that I love to perform from Verdi and Mozart to Billy Joel, Elton John and Country & Western. I also enjoy having the freedom to tell the stories which make the JV show unique.¨

It is rare these days to find someone who can sing beautifully, entertain and make people of all ages laugh, and possibly even cry. Jonathan paints a true, and sometimes painful, picture of life in word and song. To communicate in a family friendly way, without using bad language as JV does is remarkable - it´s a reputation to be proud of.

Tickets are £7.00 each (as opposed to £75 - £300 to see him at the Opera House)

Available below (£1.50 booking fee/postage) or from the VBC church office (01323 737974)

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