Performance Summaries

This space will have information about upcoming performances.

If you wish to submit something from your group, e-mail Penny Jackson at clerical1.pcss@sd8.bc.ca

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:30 pm – Gino Quilico, baritone
Gino Quilico’s long career has seen him performing with some of the world’s greatest opera companies on the stages of Europe and North America.  He comes to us a soloist, accompanied on the piano, with “Serato d’Amore”, a program that includes favourite love songs from his opera career as well as much loved folk songs and show tunes.  He promises to leave us humming!  www.ginoquilico.com

Wednesday November 23, 2016 7:30 pm – Everything Fitz
From the Ottawa valley, the Fitzgeralds bring us a lively evening of music and dance.  The 4 young members of the family include champion fiddlers and award winning step dancers accompanied by their parents on keyboard and guitar.  Their repertoire includes everything from traditional jigs and reels, to bluegrass, jazz and swing standards, Celtic, and gospel as well as novelty numbers and choreographed dance routines.  Watch for some of our local violin students as guest performers.  www.everythingfitz.ca

Sunday February 5, 2017 2:00 pm – Canadian Guitar Quartet
Since its debut in 1999, the Canadian Guitar Quartet has toured extensively in North and South America, from one standing ovation to the next, establishing a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world.  The CGQ has appeared with orchestras across Canada, and has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs.  Their repertoire includes old favorites by well known classical composers as well as more recent works especially suited to guitar quartets.  www.canadianguitarquartet.com

Sunday March 5, 2017 2:00 pm – Christine Tassan et les Imposteurs
Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have been performing in the gypsy jazz milieu for the past 10 years.  Pioneers in a domain usually reserved for men, this all-woman quartet (lead guitar, rhythm guitar, violin and double bass) continues to reinvent this timeless music while integrating new ideas and influences with originality and flair.  From standards to original compositions, the Imposteures’ musical arrangements innovate, rejuvenate and leave room for unbridled creativity from four talented and accomplished young women.  They improvise with ease, interpret their repertoire with dynamism, and blend their voices together in refined harmonies.  But it’s their communicative energy and the personal bond between them that hits home the most.  www.christinetassanetlesimposteurs.com/en/

Sunday April 9, 2017 2:00 pm – H’sao
Originally from Chad this dynamic quartet now calls Montreal home.  Their unique style is based firmly in traditional African music, but they have also incorporated influences from soul, jaszz, R&B and gospel.  Their repertoire includes a cappella singing as well as original instrumentation featuring guitar, bass, keyboard and drums, not to mention mesmerizing choreography.  www.hsao.ca/en/