Mornings at the Moncrieff are back with renowned Australian tenor Jonathon Welch AM to take to the stage for the first time on Wednesday, 23 March.
His show, I’m just wild about Harry, will bring to life the music and life of one of the most popular Welsh tenors and comedians, Sir Harry Secombe.
Having just moved to Brisbane, Jonathon said he thought the timing was perfect to tour regional Queensland and was looking forward to performing in Bundaberg.
“My strong connection with Bundaberg is through Donald Smith, who was a very famous Australian tenor from Bundaberg who I came to Queensland to study with in the mid 1980s, so it will be very special to perform in the region,” he said.
“Donald was a very big influence on my career, and has really left an impression on me, much like Sir Harry Secombe who this show is about.”
Jonathon said the show would take a look back on the career of Sir Harry Secombe, who was influential during his childhood and teenage years.
“I suppose you could say this show is the soundtrack of my childhood growing up when I would listen to recordings of the great Welsh tenor and comedian Sir Harry Secombe,” he said.
“Back in those days he also had a show called The Goons, so we would sit and listen in the car to The Goons, so a lot of the music that I am singing is that soundtrack of my childhood and my teenage years when I was thinking about becoming a singer.
“The show is also full of stories about Harry’s life and the stories he told about The Goons as he went on to have a very different and diverse career going through Broadway and the west end of London before then becoming the host of Songs of Praise.
“The show is very nostalgic, and it will bring back lots of wonderful memories of the 60s and 70s and lots of great music.”
Jonathon weaves into his performance tales from his incredible 40 years in entertainment including footage of The Goons, great stories and beautiful music.
Regarded as one of the finest tenors of his generation, Jonathon will thrill his audience with stunning renditions of Secombe’s greatest hits.
You can purchase ticket to the event here.
When: Wednesday 23 March 2022
Ticket prices: All tickets $25.00 (morning tea available to pre-purchase at additional cost)
Duration: 10.30am – 11.45am approx.
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