50 Years of ABBA Orchestrated
Audiences will dance, sing and delight in the joy that will emanate throughout the venue from the magnificent sounds of ABBA’s greatest hits backed with the lush sounds of the Adelaide Concert Orchestra, 5 vocalists, a hot band and a special guest appearance by the Woodville High choir.
In 1972, four Swedes performing under the name ABBA wrote and released their first English song “People Need Love”. It was the start of a phenomenon that bought us “Dancing Queen”, “Mamma Mia”, “I do I do I do”, ‘Fernando”, “Waterloo”, “Winner Takes it All” and many more of the greatest pop songs in history. Fifty years later, that musical milestone is celebrated in a fabulous night that will surely be one to remember.
A personal love story:
For Adelaide vocalist, ABBA fan and now concert producer, this ABBA celebratory event is driven by a personal story of love and dedication. Nat Ermer’s mother Olga was a singer and introduced her to ABBA’s music as a child. Nat’s mother who despite suffering from Muscular Dystrophy was the undisputed life of the party, always singing and beloved by all those who knew her. Sadly, she was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer in September 2021 and just 3 ½ weeks later, she was gone.
Nat, as a musician, and in an effort to create work during the pandemic conceived the “People Need Love” concept and discussed it with Olga before her passing. Spurred on by the memories of her childhood and those fun times singing ABBA with her Mum, she’s worked tirelessly in her honour to bring this show to life. Adding further emotion to Nat’s journey is that Olga was Ukrainian.
Nat will be donating part proceeds from this concert to the Cancer Council in honour of her mother and hopes to also be able to donate to Ukrainian refugees in Adelaide.
- Adult | $118.20 + booking fees
- Concession | $101.95 + booking fees
- Family of 4 (2a+2c) | $407.80 + booking fees
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website.
What: 50 Years of ABBA Orchestrated
When: Saturday 2 July 2022 | 8pm
Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre | 58 Grote St, Adelaide
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