Hundreds at Moonlight Concert in Paradise

Lawrence Powell
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Published on August 09, 2014

The Annapolis Big Band played three set for an appreciative crowd of about 1,000 on the grounds of Ellenhurst in Paradise.

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View from the carriage house at Ellenhurst.

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Donna-Lynne Holmes provided vocals on a number of pieces.

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Admission was by donation. Funds raised go to support the Paradise Community Hall.

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This photo shows about a third of the crowd.

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The band from above.

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The Annapolis Big Band.

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The trumpets.

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The moonlight Concert in Paradise was the perfect spot for a picnic Saturday evening.

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David Hankinson performs a trumpet solo.

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Dressed in style for the Moonlight Concert in Paradise.

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Good music and good food go together.

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A different view of the Annapolis Big Band.

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A large and colourful crowd. Rain was forecast for Saturday, but the concert went ahead with a perfect, warm evening.

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The Moonlight Concert in Paradise is the perfect family event.

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The Moonlight Concert in Paradise is a social event as well as a concert.

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Singer Donna-Lynne Holmes and hostess Linda Hankinson.

Hundreds at Ellenhurst for 15th annual big band event

By Lawrence Powell

The Spectator

editor@annapolisspectator.ca

 

 

The Annapolis Big Band polished up the brass for the 15th annual Moonlight Concert in Paradise Saturday evening, attracting about 1,000 music enthusiasts to the grounds of Ellenhurst, the estate of David and Linda Hankinson who offer their backyard every year for the community hall fundraiser.

David Hanklinson plays trumpet in the 17-piece big band that played three sets including mostly big band songs like In the Mood, Moonlight Serendae, and Startdust, but threw in some more mondern tunes like Crazy, Moondance, and What'd I Say. Providing vocal on several of the songs was Donna-Lynne Holmes.

The crowd was scattered across several acres of the lush, green property set against the Annapolis River on the south and Highway 1 on the north. The canopy of giant oak trees helped usher in twilight a few minutes early and the moon rose over the carriage house as people sat around tables with crackers and cheese, fresh fruit, vegetables, dips, baguets and spreads, plus every conceivable kind of beverage.

See photos by Spectator editor Lawrence Powell

 

Geographic location: Paradise

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  • Emily Winter
    August 10, 2014 - 09:10

    A fantastic show!!! Have been attending for a number of years now and always a great show but this one was by far the best that I have seen yet!