Amy Winehouse: A Celebration of Her Life & Music | Portsmouth Guildhall
10th March 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NYJO Celebrates Amy
NYJO alumna Amy Winehouse is undoubtably one of the greatest musical talents to come out of the UK. Her unmistakable character, vocal dexterity and masterful songwriting made her a pop icon. Her tragic passing makes her one of the most sorely missed artists in recent memory. Now, ten years on, her music still shines, undiminished, in all its defiant brilliance. This concert series celebrates Amy’s enduring legacy, reimagining hits and revisiting early works she sang with the 24-piece National Youth Jazz Orchestra as a promising 16-year-old singer, back in 2000. We aim to honour her life, and her work, with a performance that fans of big band jazz, and Amy obsessives will enjoy together, as one.
The Guildhall, originally called the Town Hall, was completed in 1890. Designed by Leeds architect, William Hill, who was inspired to improve upon the almost identical Bolton Town Hall that he had designed in 1873. On 21st April 1926 it was announced that Portsmouth was to be raised to the status of a city and the Town Hall was renamed the Guildhall.
Today the Guildhall is a leading concert and conference venue and home to some of Portsmouth’s most historic treasures including the city’s Civic Plate and the Council Chamber.