Good Friday, April 18, 4pm and 7pm
Haydn's Seven Last Words
Northview Community Church (Downes Rd. Abbotsford)
with Calvin Dyck String Quartet
SATURDAY, MAY 3rd, Concert in Nanaimo:
produced by Calvin Dyck
Nanaimo Bar None is a delicious blockbuster event being presented by the Vancouver Island Symphony on Saturday, May 3 (for two shows, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) at the Port Theatre. Featured is supreme, scrumptious up-and-coming and world-class Nanaimo talent - 170-plus award-winning performers, all in one fantabulous show - that includes faculty from the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music - Calvin Dyck and Karl Rainier.
Says Calvin, popular producer, director, violinist, teacher and entertainer (remember last year's highly successful Summertime Pops by the Sea in Maffeo Sutton Park), "I'm really excited about the different art forms - resembling the layers of the Nanaimo Bar - from jazz bands and a string quartet (with members of the VI Symphony), to piano, violin and guitar soloists, singers, dancers, and Nanaimo's Poet Laureate, Naomi Wakan. It's the fabric of Nanaimo life!"
Nanaimo Bar None will appeal to all ages and all senses - with the rhythmic, smooth and silky sounds of musicians and singers, to the luscious sights of dancers, lights, colour, sets, costumes and action, and to the mouth-watering taste and smell of real Nanaimo Bars (at intermission).
First layer - into the mixing bowl combine the 50+ VIS Fabulous Fives choir led by Patricia Plumley, the Wellington Jazz Band conducted by Carmella Luvisotto, and pianist Devon Joiner flying in from New York to tickle the ivories. Add a cup of Kirkwood Academy Dance, composer and pianist Sarah Wood, and Eric Harper on guitar - and mix well.
Second Layer - blend a creamy filling of Nico Rhodes jazz trio, popular dancer Holly Bright of Crimson Coast Dance, Andrew Clark on French horn, and the Symphonic Choir. Add feelings of joy, celebration, laughter, wonder, rapture and pride - and spread evenly.
The topping -Ah well, we can't give that away. It's full of surprises and too spectacular - like Nanaimo and the delight of pure chocolate, it has to be experienced to be savoured. The audience will be left craving more of this delectable event - bar none - that is an inspiration for any and all aspiring musicians and artists!
Tickets (individual and family 4-pack) to this gourmet event are available by calling 250-754-8550.
For more information visit: www.vancouverislandsymphony.com
Sunday, May 11th 3pm
The Recycled Orchestra (from Paraguay) Fundraising Concert
at Central Heights Church.
Free will offering will be taken.
Saturday, June 21st 7pm
"Songs and Stories of Canada"
with the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra (tour group) and the British Columbia Boys Choir.
Join us to hear their cross-Canada tour repertoire!
South Abbotsford Church.
Watch here for more information.
For more information on an upcoming performance, please contact Calvin at email@example.com
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