One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A group of performers giving variety concerts.
- ‘This l92Os men's concert party features stalwarts of Fell Lane Methodist Chapel.’
- ‘Some of the airmen brought their musical instruments, and in the desert formed a concert party and camp orchestra for the squadron's entertainment.’
- ‘It was a BBC sitcom about a wartime concert party posted in India.’
- ‘In 1936 he turned professional comic with the Fol-De-Rols concert party.’
- ‘Even the Christmas special - in which the smokers puff anxiously away as they await their turn performing in the awful staff concert party - steered clear of the slightest hint of seasonal cheer.’
- ‘With encouragement from the audience and a few quips from me it took me back to my old concert party days.’
- ‘I was on the buses during the war, and I played for the concert party for years.’
- ‘In 1942 they were sent to Tunisia in North Africa where, as well as being involved in heavy fighting, they managed to form a concert party in which Bill and a colleague became known as the North African Western Brothers.’
- ‘I had 4 years at the Guildhall then marriage followed and the birth of my 2 darling children but at the same time I sang in concert party where I learned to overcome my nerves.’
- ‘We had a visiting concert party come to entertain us and this was quite an event, as we did not often merit a troupe of professional entertainers coming way out into the bush.’
- ‘Pierrot was a stock character in French and English theatre; by the late 19th century he was a versatile member of an organised concert party, wearing the distinctive Pierrot costume and performing in summer resorts.’
- ‘The humour centres on the exploits of a Royal Artillery concert party, and their hapless attempts to boost the morale of troops stationed in colonial India during the Second World War.’
- ‘We have [the] Tour de Force military concert party coming up from Australia, and we are moving out of our camp as it is closing.’
- ‘They gave items at special functions and formed a concert party with local artists.’
- ‘‘My father used to run a boys' concert party in Pudsey and it was musicals that got me started at the theatre,’ he said.’
- ‘Spike Milligan, in the last volume of his war memoirs, is sent there with a concert party: ‘Wasn't the city resting on piles?’’
- ‘The concert party creators, then, constructed performances that incorporated or omitted certain aspects of other cultures and practices in order to ‘reinvent’ what they deemed to be modern.’
- ‘The brothers reunited during the Second World War to present a puppet show and, after Fred died working in a circus, Joe continued to appear in a concert party.’
- ‘Wally wants to hear from any Heritage readers who remember The Braganzians concert party, which he joined after leaving the army in 1949.’
- ‘He added: ‘I have not spoken to the Italian concert party for some weeks.’’
A number of parties who separately invest in a company with the concealed intention of using their holdings as a single block.
- ‘But Minton is seen as well-placed to restore the company's fortunes, in the light of persistent stake-building by a concert party involving Bernander and the Swedish-owned paper company of which he is chairman, Klippan.’
- ‘The consortium has the support of a further 2.5 per cent through concert parties.’
- ‘For one thing, the European Union does not take kindly to cartels; and for another the US is far too big to get a publishers' concert party off the ground.’
- ‘One financial expert said that the Hearts situation raised a raft of corporate governance issues, including the possibility of concert parties and the sale of a further 20% stake to Romanov triggering a bid for the company.’
- ‘The bank disclosed its interest in the Valentia concert party, but only revealed the full extent of its holding on August 7 in order to comply with company law.’
- ‘But the bid never came, and earlier this month Alfredo Canessa, an executive who heads the Ballantyne brand, withdrew from the concert party.’
- ‘Bond market sources have told The Sunday Business Post that a concert party is being formed among bondholders, led by the financial services group Orix.’
- ‘They include Comsource, which controls 30 per cent of Eircom shares, and concert parties, which include the independent directors of Eircom, who control 2.5 per cent of Eircom.’
- ‘In an implicit rebuke to the company, the Takeover Panel said it should have been made aware of those directors' intentions to resign in advance of considering the concert party issue.’
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