The Oxford Apollo
black sky background with hundreds of bright little stars, plus
one piano and 2 keyboards, all that the stage needed last evening
when Judith Durham gave her performance in Oxford.
two keyboard players gave a few moments of introductory music, then
from the wings came the "Clear as a Bell" voice of Judith, an electrifying
moment for everyone in the audience. Once the music faded she came
on to rapturous applause.
having seen her in the flesh before I was surprised to see how tiny
and petite Judith is and how beautiful the long-flowing brown hair
was simply dressed in a flowing black dress, with silver buckle
and a long overcoat with a touch of silver. So elegant.
clearly was pleased to be in England, then with a big smile and
a twinkle in her eye she launched into the first act with a song
entitled "Wonderful Australia"!
was a cheeky-chirpy number sung with her true Australian accent,
delightfully performed. The audience laughed as they applauded.
Then showing her true professionalism she introduced the two Keyboard
players Martin and Greg who gave such excellent support throughout
were then truly held spell-bound for an hour of wonderful songs
such as "Life is a Journey", "You've Got a Friend", "Pure Love in
my Heart", "No Mother could be lovelier then you" and a selection
from the 20's and 30's, If you remember songs like "You belong to
Me", "It's Impossible", "Wonderful" -as the audience did - then
you'll enjoy this show.
interval came too quickly and after the break Judith returned in
a red outfit which was very elegant and attractive.
quickly went into a programme for another hour enchanting everyone
with popular songs. Again the programme included Jazz and more favourites
such as "It's hard to Leave" and "The Carnival is Over".
audience were spellbound with the whole performance. She richly
deserved the standing ovations she was given on two occasions
and the audience clearly did not want the show to finish.
delighted to find that there was a fair sprinkling of young people
watching the show as well as a huge following of those who must
have admired Judith throughout her career.
recommend this Show to anyone sadly Judith told us, that she now
has a bronchitis illness which will eventually mean no more singing,
but she is determined to carry on until she just cannot cope any
longer! She is an amazing, beautiful lady. Lots of luck Judith you
are a true blue ozzie.