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May 2022

Tony Co-Directs and Stars in'The Pirates of Penzance'

Brussels - May 22nd, 2022

Tony Lowe has just completed a 5-show run of 'The Pirates of Penzance' in the Belgian capital.  Co-directing with his wife, Angela, he also starred as the 'Sergeant of Police', a rôle he had previously played in the show at The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate.  Prompting standing ovations, the show was produced by BLOC, The Brussels Light Opera Company.  As the curtain closed on the final performance in Belgium, the cast were excited by the fact that they will also performing the show in Harrogate, on August 15th, at this year's Festival.  the whole cast and crew, numbering more than 50, will be travelling over to the UK ready for this one-off performance.

Nearly two years in the planning and production, and delayed because of Covid, the show was as Tony put it, 'Well worth the wait'.  He added, 'The cast have worked so hard despite the Covid restrictions which made the rehearsal process very complicated, and have created a wonderful show which we are so proud to take to the Festival.'

Tony will travel to Harrogate from Weymouth, where he will be based over the summer for his round of Swing concerts in Dorset.

PHOTOS WILL BE ADDED HERE SOON!

Tony writes and records "We'll Carry On"

April 2020

Dorset Echo - May 1st, 2020

Popular singer Tony Lowe has written a song and filmed a video of it to lift people's spirits during the coronavirus lockdown.

The singer, who often performs swing concerts in the Borough Gardens, Dorchester, and Greenhill Gardens, Weymouth, has written "We'll Carry On", and posted it on video sharing website YouTube,

Tony, who recorded the song under lockdown in Belgium, says the song is a thank you to all those who put their lives on the line to look after people with coronavirus.

He said: "In the midst of all this, I was quite touched by everything going on in the world and decided to write a song and shoot a video (respecting the limitations of lockdown) which was released on YouTube. It's designed to be uplifting and will hopefully give listeners a much-needed boost in these difficult times."

He added: "It's also to thank those who have kept vital services running, and a reminder to everyone that, whatever happens, there's always love and hope in the world."

Click to listen to "We'll Carry On"

A New Year Concert to blow the cobwebs away

January 3rd, 2020

PERFORMER Tony Lowe, who is well known for his summer 'swing' concerts in the area, is teaming up with daughter Kate Lowe for a charity concert in the New Year.

The concert, which will raise money for the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, will take place in Preston Village Hall, Weymouth, on Friday, January 3, starting at 2.30 pm.

Tony has just finished a successful run with the Brussels Light Opera Company in Belgium, starring as Fred Graham in the musical Kiss Me, Kate.

Kate, in her second year studying vocal performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, toured with the National Gilbert & Sullivan Company in the summer and recently filmed with choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone, for a BBC programme to be screened later this month.

Emily Fisher, community engagement fundraiser, said: "Weldmar Hospicecare are very grateful for the ongoing support of both the Weymouth Friends Group and Tony and Kate Lowe - it will be a lovely post-Christmas event!"

This concert promises to be a super mix of both swing and classical music, all guaranteed to blow away those 'post-Christmas blues' and kick-start your New Year!

*Tony and Kate Lowe, New Year concert, Preston Village Hall, Weymouth, Friday, January, 3, 2.30pm. Tickets are available from the SPAR, Preston Road, Weymouth, or call 01305 770145 or 07711765556. Light refreshments will be available.

Joanna Davis

Review - Tony Lowe, Borough Gardens, Dorchester

August 28th, 2018

Singer Tony Lowe, gave a relaxing professional afternoon's entertainment in the Borough Gardens, Dorchester, on Sunday in aid of the Weldmar Hospice Care Trust.

In his usual crooner style, Tony presented his audience with a great selection of songs by Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Michael Buble and others.

The floral background of the gardens added to the atmosphere of a pleasant sunny and dry afternoon.

Audience participation was encouraged with a selection of sing-a-long songs which encouraged clapping and even dancing around the band stand from some of the audience.

One couple even did a wheelchair dance which more than demonstrated their expertise.

Tony not only kept his audience entertained with continuous music but he also demonstrated his musical knowledge by pointing out that Frank Sinatra's song, My Way, was originally a French song entitled Comme d'habitude!

I would thoroughly recommend going to Tony's next park concerts, on Friday, August 24, featuring his daughter Kate, from 2pm at Greenhill Gardens, Weymouth and on Sunday, August 26, from 2pm to 4.30pm again at Greenhill Gardens, Weymouth, in aid of Friends of Greenhill Gardens when you can come along and enjoy being serenaded by his velvet voice.

BARBARA DAVIS