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Morning Memories

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  • Date: October 20, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $5 – $10
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“Leave it to the Girls” brings in a heavyweight team of talented ladies to musically entertain your ears.

Heidi Rae vocalist,
Heather Purdie piano,
Samantha Gilberthorpe cello,
Claire Baker Organ,
Margie Hay Organ,

10:00am Morning Tea
10:30am Show
12:00pm Finish


Morning Memories Capri Theatre 20 October 2023

Performers for Leave it to the Girls are drawn from the ranks of the Theatre Organ Society SA members and volunteers, all fine musicians in their own fields. Add to this a guest artist and we have a program of delightful popular music from several genres.

The morning commences with vocalist Heidi Rae, presenting several musical comedy favourites, including Oh What a Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma, Good Morning from Singing in the Rain and It’s a Lovely Day Today fom Call Me Madam. Heidi will be accompanied by the only male on the program, Capri favorite Barry Hall, playing the Mighty  Wurlitzer.

Heather Purdie then joins the performers to play several pieces on the Capri Kawai Grand Piano. Amongst Heather’s pieces will be the theme from Beauty and the Beast, from the musical of the same name, A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins and the theme from Dr Zhivago, Somewhere my Love.

Guest artist Samantha Gilberthorpe, or as she prefers Sammy G, then brings her cello to the Capri stage. Sammi is a fairly recent arrival in Adelaide, leaving behind a respected career in cello music in Sydney. Since her arrival in Adelaide, Sammy has continued to be active in her special music field, teaching cello and performing on a regular basis. She recently performed at the FrenchFest music festival in the Clare Valley. Sammy will play a selection of popular music arranged for the Cello.

Sammy will then be joined by Capri regular organist Claire Baker to perform a duet on cello and organ of the The Swan.  Composed by Camille Saint-Saens, The Swan is part of his The Carnival of the Animals suite. During this performance the audience will be treated to an on screen classical ballet dance from The Royal Ballet of The Dance of the Dyring Swan, originally created by Anna Pavlova.

Claire then remains at the organ console to play several of her favourites. Claire will be remembered for leading the fun at the regular Capri screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Wearing another hat, Claire is responsible for maintaining the electrical components of the Capri Wurlitzer.

Completing the program is Margie Hay, well know to Capri audiences for her regular pre-movie organ recitals. Again Margie will play several of her favourite pieces including the spectacular Granada. Granada was written by Mexican composer Agustin Lara in 1932. Often sung with Spanish lyrics by Lara in an operatic style, a popular version with English lyrics was  written by Australian Dorothy Dodd. As a song Granada has become the signature tune of Jose Carreras, and is one of the feature songs recorded by The Three Tenors.