Get In The Mood with big band

The Glenn Miller Orchestra
The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Ray McVay will be directing the Glenn Miller Orchestra in a concert at Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Thursday, January 31, from 7.30pm.

The concert is entitled In The Mood For Miller, and aims to bring the music of the 40s back to life for audiences of all ages.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform a selection of music that got people through the war with smiles on their faces and laid the foundations of pop right up to the present day – including the song that became pop history’s first gold disc, Chattanooga Choo Choo!.

The show also features the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders, the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Colin Anthony as well as the swinging jazz band, The Uptown Hall Gang.

The audience can expect to hear the original arrangements of classic wartime chart toppers including In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug and Tuxedo Junction, as well as a tribute to the Big Bands, which will include the one fronted by the legendary Ted Heath.

Tickets, priced at £19 and £21 (concession £18 and £20), can be purchased from the Derby LIVE box office.

You can call on 01332 255800 or go online to