Give it a whirl: Woking waltzing

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Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland comes to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre on Sunday, 20th January, at 3pm.

What can be more uplifting in winter than the Viennese waltz..?

Especially when the music is written by Austria’s own Strauss dynasty who wrote hundreds of pieces with a clear emphasis on memorable melodies and dance rhythms.

The team at Raymond Gubbay have been producing a Johann Strauss Gala tour for more than four decades and this year they are bringing their new show to the New Victoria Theatre.

Audiences will be whisked back to the glittering romance of a 19th century Viennese ballroom, as you hear some of the most wonderful waltzes and liveliest polkas ever composed; Cinderella Waltz, Thunder and Lightning Polka, Emperor Waltz, Voices of Spring and of course the iconic Blue Danube. The enjoyment of the music will be enhanced by watching the Johann Strauss Dancers capture the occasion with glorious period costumes and exquisitely choreographed routines by Alexandra Worrall, also the show’s director.

The Johann Strauss Orchestra will be under the baton of John Rigby, and the concert will also feature soprano Corinne Cowling and tenor Nico Darmanin. Don’t forget: not only did Johann Strauss bring us delightful dance music, he also wrote operettas. Perhaps Die Fledermaus is the best-known – the tale of one man’s revenge after he is left stranded following a fancy dress party in the middle of town, dressed as a bat!