The internationally renowned Opera-lele are set to perform a charity gig at Southwold Arts Centre after local resident, Chris Thompson, won a Facebook competition for the duo to perform at a venue of the winners choosing.
Chris, who lives in Southwold said, ‘I don’t often win anything and didn’t think I had a chance! I saw them twice at Halesworth Arts Festival and to say I was excited to win was an understatement. After getting over the initial surprise, I decided that I’d share it with others and the proceeds from the concert will go to local charities.’
Chris follows Opera-lele as she is a keen member of The Ukes of Southwold, along with her daughter Clare. The twelve strong local amateur ukulele group meet once a week and play gigs around Suffolk including Southwold Arts Festival, Halesworth Day of Dance, and several charity gigs throughout the year.
They will be supporting George Bartle and Amanda Harkett – the Opera-lele line up – and are busy choosing and polishing up their set for the night.
Opera-lele has rapidly established itself as an innovative and exciting act with a unique blend of comedy and music, specialising in tunes from opera and musical theatre accompanied by the emotionally powerful yet understated twang of their ukuleles!.
The performance is on Friday 20th March 2020 at 7.30 at Southwold Arts Centre. Tickets are available in person at Clancy’s Convenience Store and Southwold Arts Centre in Southwold for £10.00 or online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/opera-lele, £10.00 plus booking fee.