2009-2010 Season
Past Concert: Kathaumixw

International Choral Kathaumixw

Two choirs from the International Choral Kathaumixw festival (Powell River, BC) are coming to Squamish.

Sta. Teresa College Cherubim ~ Philippines

Not just singers but performers in the real sense of the word, the members strive to maintain a distinctive style, sincerity and character, qualities that make them one of the enduring and ranking youth choirs and artists of its community and country as well.

Les Jeunes Chanteurs d’Acadie ~ Canada

Throughout the years, les Jeunes Chanteurs d’Acadie gained national and international recognition by participating in many competitions and festivals across Canada, the United States and Europe, where they won numerous first place prizes and prestigious awards.  The choir is comprised of 33 singers aged 12 to 18 and continues to thrive towards musical excellence.  Les Jeunes Chanteurs d’Acadie continue to spread the Acadian’s “Joie de vivre” by singing songs from the traditional Acadian repertoire.  The choir’s multilingual repertoire also includes religious, classical and contemporary compositions.


When

Sunday July 11, 7pm

Where

St. John's Anglican Church - 1930 Diamond Rd, Squamish

Tickets

Adults: $15
Students/Seniors: $10
Available at Billies Bouquet and at the door

 

 
Special Event - Jocelyn Pettit CD Release Concert

The Howe Sound Performing Arts Association is pleased to support:

The Jocelyn Pettit Band CD Release Celebration Concert

When

Friday February 5th, 7:30pm

Where

Eagle Eye Theatre, Squamish

Tickets

$10 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors
Available at Gelato Carina (604-815-4448) and at the door

Description

This CD presents 12 tracks steeped in the folk traditions of BC, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, and France.  This music blends old and new, creating a fusion of sweet melodies, foot-stompin' dance tunes, and groovy rhythms, enhanced with lyrical vocals.
 
Come out for a spectacular, uplifting evening of original, contemporary, and traditional fiddle music and lively stepdance.  AND, be sure to pick up your own copy of one of the very first, hot-off-the-press CDs!!!  See attached poster for complete details.

www.jocelynpettit.com
www.myspace.com/jocelynmusicalive

 
Spirit of Squamish
HSPAA presents Spirit of Squamish!  Squamish celebrates Canada Music Week with a concert featuring young local musicians and Canadian compositions.  All proceeds from this concert will support the AME Fund which provides bursaries for local music students.  Admission is by donation.

When

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 at 3pm

Where

St. John's Anglican Church

Tickets

By donation

Description

A concert featuring young local musicians and Canadian compositions. Our special guests are Norm and Maria Foote: Drawing from his own experiences, Norman creates songs and stories & props that delight the ears and eyes. He weaves imaginative word play with great melodies all to great effect. Norman has created a very special niche with his irreverent comedy and skillful music. He has written and recorded songs for Disney Records, Shari Lewis, CBC syndicated t.v. show "Scoop & Doozie" to name a few.
 
Chor Leoni

When

December 19, 2009 at 7pm

Where

Howe Sound Secondary School, 38430 Buckley Ave, Squamish

Tickets

$20 All Ages.  Youth and Senior Discounts do not apply.

Description

Step inside, away from the rain or snow, and gather around the warmth of Chor Leoni’s Yuletide Fires for a West Coast-inspired programme of seasonal beauty. Ancient Haida chant, newly composed carols and arrangements by BC composers Jonathan Quick, Stephen Smith, Larry Nickel and Don Macdonald will wrap you in light during this darkest time of the year and send you home refreshed for the upcoming holiday festivities.

About the Choir

A rich full-bodied sound, innovative programming, technical precision, meticulous intonation, and versatility coupled with an ever-present musical curiosity and commitment to the creation of new Canadian choral works are qualities that have catapulted Chor Leoni to national and international fame since its founding by Diane Loomer C.M. in 1992.  Whether it be a sombre moment of reflection during a Remembrance Day performance or a joyful turn of comedic phrasing at a Summer Solstice show, Chor Leoni is renowned for reaching across the footlights and transforming the performance from ‘concert’ to ‘conversation.’ The lions live up to their name as they fearlessly move between musical genres, always aiming to communicate, engage, and entertain. Engendering tears of emotion, peals of laughter, and gasps of awe from their audiences, Chor Leoni prides itself on its ability to perform in many languages and styles, always sung with fresh energy and poise.

 
Past Concert: Sara Davis Buechner

When

January 15, 2010 at 8pm

Where

St. John Anglican Church

Description

Sara Davis Buechner is a classical concert pianist whose performances and recordings have garnered acclaim on four continents. Career highlights include winning prizes in many of the world's most prestigious competitions, appearing with prominent orchestras world-wide, and an extensive list of recordings on major CD labels, MP-files, and Yamaha software systems.

Sara has commissioned an original work by Squamish’s own Jared Miller titled: Piano Sonata No.1 “Instincts”. She will be premiering this piece on the evening of January 15th.  

Her extensive classical repertoire includes over 100 different piano concertos spanning the breadth of keyboard music from Bach to the music of prominent composers of our time. Her affinities range from Mozart (InTune magazine: "the closest thing to a perfect disc of Mozart piano music known") to Chopin to Busoni (a friend of the Busoni family, she studied with several of his important pupils) to Japanese music to Ragtime, Novelty Classics and Gershwin (Deseret News: "the greatest performance of Rhapsody in Blue I have ever heard"). She has composed several suites for piano as well as music for chamber ensemble and voice. And she is also one of the very few concert pianists today performing original scores to silent movies, like "Ben Hur" (150 minutes non-stop!) at New York's Lincoln Center.

Sara is a dazzling pianist and witty speaker, with a gregarious personality that leaps from the stage. In informal concerts she will chat delightfully about her cosmopolitan range of interests -- from baseball and classic cartoons, to New York art deco architecture and Japanese kabuki --  to connect with her audience on an intimate level, and make her music a personal and enchanting experience for everyone.

Videos

 

 


www.sarabuechner.com


 
Past Event: Lorne Elliot

When

Saturday, Oct 2nd 2010 at 8pm

Where

Eagle Eye Theatre, 38430 Buckley Ave, Squamish

Tickets

$20.  No Minors.

Description

Canadian born, LORNE ELLIOTT has performed from Newfoundland to New York City, from Los Angeles to Australia and points in between. Lorne started performing in 1974 as a folk musician in East Coast Canada. At the same time he kept writing fiction as well as songs, monologues and one-liners. The outcome of such a training is a very special show of comedy and music, totally original, entertaining, up-lifting and foolish enough to make everybody laugh. Along with his unique and wacky performance style, it is the timelessness of his material, joined with keen observations of today's trends that make LORNE ELLIOTT's work so special.

About Lorne Elliot

LORNE ELLIOTT has performed his one-man show in theatres, universities and clubs. He opened concerts for Rodney Dangerfield in New York City and Jay Leno in Montreal. He has made regular appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival since it started in 1986: each time his segments were selected for TV Specials, thanks to their universal quality. In Canada and the U.S. he has appeared on numerous talk shows and Variety shows.

As well as being a humourist, storyteller and musician, LORNE is also a playwright. One of his plays "The Night the Racoons Went Berserk" won Best New Play Award at the Quebec Drama Festival 1983. It was produced by the Charlottetown Theatre Festival in 1986 with "Culture Shock", another comedy which has been presented regularly since then across the country; in 1989 it was staged and filmed by CBC-TV for a special Drama telecast. Part of "The Pelley Papers", a new cycle of plays he wrote was premiered at Upper Canada Playhouse (Morrisburg, Ontario) in 1995. Two recent works are "A Pitiful Ambition", and "How I Broke Into Showbiz". He also writes screenplays and TV Comedies, skits, revues, Comedy Variety shows such as "What Else Is On" and "The Lorne Elliott's Really Rather Quite Half-Decent TV Special" for CBC-TV. "Madly Off In All Directions" is LORNE ELLIOTT's own weekly CBC Radio Comedy Series. Taped in concerts across Canada it started airing in January 1996 and continued for 11 seasons.

Currently Lorne tours his one-man concert show "The Collected Mistakes" on the stages of North American Theatres.

More details at: www.lorne-elliott.com