Wednesday, 25 November 2020

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Will Martin to perform at St George’s Church, Thames

Internationally acclaimed New Zealand recording artist and entertainer, Will Martin, is coming to the Coromandel for one special concert in the historic St George’s Church in Thames.

The Thames Music Group is excited to be hosting the event after what they describe as a “concert drought” due to COVID-19. The group normally organises eight ticketed concerts as well as a free monthly performance for the community, but the impressive musical line-up for 2020 was mostly cancelled due to restrictions on gatherings.

By no means a strictly classical singer, Will is renowned for his engaging performance style, alluring personality and expressive voice across multiple musical genres. The Thames Music Group hopes the concert will be something to delight Coromandel residents and uplift spirits after what has been a difficult time for everyone.

With the whole global arts sector at a standstill as a result of the pandemic, Will has been home in New Zealand since lockdown and is delighted to be able to return to entertaining audiences again. His live performances have included some of the world’s most famous stages and festivals from London’s Royal Albert Hall and Hampton Court Palace, through to the Basel Military Tattoo in Switzerland. He is a regular performer at prestigious governmental ceremonies and international sporting events at illustrious venues like Westminster Abbey, Wembley Stadium and Chicago’s Soldier Field.

Closer to home, Will has enjoyed being the New Zealand Rugby Union’s national anthem singer for 10 All Blacks test matches and last year he starred in Auckland’s production of Les Misérables. His latest album “By Request” includes some iconic songs such as Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Rod Stewart’s “Sailing” and Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”

Tickets for the concert on 1 November at 2:00pm are available from Carson’s Bookshop, Thames, or at the door, $15 each, Under 12s free.

Pictured: Will Martin, coming to the Coromandel for one special concert in the historic St George’s Church in Thames.

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