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Clare Teal and Denny Ilett perform ‘Latin For Lovers’

The Bossa Nova albums of Doris Day and Frank Sinatra

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Two iconic albums performed in their entirety by an all star band fronted by Clare Teal and Denny Ilett.

It’s the mid-1960s and the musical world is under the spell of the sun-drenched rhythms of the Bossa Nova. Brazilian genius Antonio Carlos Jobim has been crowned the King of the Bossa, having composed many of its iconic melodies such as The Girl From Ipanema, Meditation, Corcovado and Desafinado. Record companies have all the major stars recording albums featuring these beautiful tales of love and loss – none bigger than Doris Day and Frank Sinatra. Day’s beautiful 1965 offering Latin For Lovers was followed, in 1967, by Sinatra’s pairing with Jobim himself. Both albums were full of sumptuous strings and gentle percussion accented by warm, lush woodwind and brass.

Both albums have been meticulously transcribed by trombonist/orchestrator Ian Bateman with vocalist Clare Teal performing the role of Doris Day while Denny Ilett steps into Sinatra’s shoes.

A 25-piece orchestra has been assembled to accompany Teal and Ilett on Jobim classics such as Girl From Ipanema, How Insensitive, Corcovado which sit seamlessly with Bossa renditions of such Great American Songbook staples as Fly Me To The Moon, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Change Partners.

Neither record has ever been performed in public before making this special concert a unique event.


Pete Long  conductor

Clare Teal  vocals

Denny Ilett  vocals


Hugh Blogg   violin

Marian Givens  violin

Amelia Goodall  violin

Lucy-Anne Allen  violin

Paul Barratt  violin

Rosie Thompsett  violin

Declan Daly  violin

Lu Jeffery  violin

Fran Higgs  viola

Haz Thomas  viola

Juliet McCarthy  cello

Alison Gillies  cello

Andy Flaxman  trombone

Ian Bateman  trombone

Laura Tanner  French horn

Amy Roberts  woodwind

Kevin Figes  woodwind

Robert McKay  woodwind

Richard Exall  woodwind

Chris Jones  bass

Dan Moore  piano

Jerry Crozier-Cole  guitar

Harriet Riley  percussion

Mark Whitlam  percussion

Richard Pite  percussion

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!