Friday, 14 June - 7:30 PM
St. George's Hall

    excerpted from Telegraph & Argus
    Saturday, June 15, 2002
    by John Burland

    Petula Still Wows Us...

     When you’re alone and life is making you lonely you can always go – to see a Petula Clark concert! And that is what hundreds did last Friday night at St George’s Hall.
      Following an extensive 3-month tour of the UK, Bradford was the final venue and Petula pulled out all the stops for this final performance... I particularly liked "There is Love" [Ed note: "Wedding Song"] performed early in the first half and also the love medley she performed after the interval.
     All the old standards were there, and this is what the audience had come to hear – "Don’t Sleep in the Subway", "I

Know a Place", and her number one hits of "Sailor" and "This is My Song." Plus many others from musicals, including "Look for the Rainbow" from the film Finian’s

Rainbow in which she starred with Fred Astaire. and "Tell Me It's Not True" from Blood Brothers that she had performed on Broadway and throughout the United States in the 90s.
      She saved her most popular number "Downtown" for the end of the show, and although many people think that this was another number one hit, it only reached number 2 in December 1965 when it was kept from the top by "I Feel Fine" from the Beatles.
     But certainly the audience, ranging from youngsters to one lady in front of me who was 91, certainly felt fine after a magical 2 hours from this Diva.

Photos by Philip Meehan

Photo by 'Bri' courtesy of Stuart Wilkinson