The Youth Choir of the Municipality of Chania presents, on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July 2022, at the Venizeleio Odeon of Chania (Manolis Skouloudis Hall), at 19:00 & 21:30, the musical theater show “ABBA the musical”.
Free entry with a voluntary contribution box – Organization : Municipality of Chania – KEPPEDICH KAM
“ABBA the musical”
“Anna, a student with great musical talent, wins a scholarship to one of the greatest music academies in Europe! There, she will live away from her family for the first time and will meet new friends from different countries, as well as a great young love! Tensions and antagonisms will be created, as well as small groups that will be the prelude to a great global career for the pop group they will form.
It could be Abba, although there is no word on that.
But, in a musical, anything can happen!
Because the source art unites people to create and generously offer the gifts they received from God!”
Tonia Katzourou- Giorgos Kaloutsis
A few words about the music
“After the great success we had with Love me do and with Beatles songs I thought we should try a similar project with Abba music. The success of Mama Mia had brought this band of the 70s to the fore, so the children accepted it with great enthusiasm.
I turned to my versatile teacher Giorgos Kaloutsis who, with the help of Tonia Katzourou, created a simple libretto that perfectly embraced the music.
In the arrangement of the songs I tried to keep the style of ABBA intact by giving several solos, duets to our talented children who harmoniously tied with the choral form.
Several of these songs can stand “comfortably” without the backing of instrumental music (a capella). In fact, together with the soloists, they reach up to 8 different voices (Honey honey, Take a chance on me).