Singing sensation Ali Harper brings her “Look of Love” show to The Piano

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Sep 05, 2022 |

The music of Dusty Springfield, Karen Carpenter, Cila Black, Tom Jones, and more comes to life with Christchurch Singer Sensation Ali Harper who’s returning to The Piano! Chris Lynch spoke to Ali about her up-and-coming show.

Spend a lovely evening or afternoon with us as we showcase the Grammy award winner’s extensive collection – Close To You, Alfie, That’s What Friends Are For, Walk On By, Anyone Who Had A Heart and reminds us What The World Needs Now in The Look Of Love.

“Audiences throughout New Zealand, New York and all around the world have already experienced the brilliance of Ali Harper’s shows. Whether it’s celebrating Legendary Divas, treating audiences to A Doris Day Special or impressing with the versatile Songs For Nobodies (Awarded Best One Woman Show at the United Solo Festival, New York 2018), Harper’s breadth of talent is undeniable, and she’s selected Burt Bacharach, the King of Love Songs, as her next creative project”.

“Music is so powerful for evoking feelings of nostalgia” says Harper. When she teased the idea of a Burt Bacharach show, she could see people’s eyes light up and it became clear that providing a show in such restless times is essential in taking audiences to that happy, sweet place of yesteryear.

The Look Of Love, captures the intimate Manhattan cabaret club vibe, something which Harper adores from her own time performing in New York. The Look Of Love will transport you back through the ages, the 50s to the 80s, celebrating the long line of Bacharach muses, from Marlene Dietrich to Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick to Aretha Franklin and Cilla Black.

Harper and Musical Director Tom Rainey were in awe all over again when rediscovering Bacharach’s music: “Burt’s melodies are utterly gorgeous, timeless and abundantly beautiful whether they are about heartache or hope.” There’s a song for every occasion, and Harper and Rainey have created a sumptuous evening making the multitude of hit songs their own.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the full spectrum of Bacharach’s hit songs in The Look Of Love, a musical feast for the heart and soul.


UPCOMING SHOWS at The Piano in Christchurch (5 shows)

Fri 23 Sep, 2022 (7:30pm)

Sat 24 Sep, 2022 (2pm matinee and 7:30pm)

Friday 30 Sep, 2022 (7:30pm)

Sat 1 Oct,2022 (2pm matinee)



 Click here to read the reviews

  Click here to hear some Look Of Love track samples (HOT OFF THE PRESS)   

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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