FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 1, 2015
Live It Up at Two Evening Concerts
From ragtime and blues to folk and Celtic melodies, Langley Community Music School (LCMS) opens the stage to two year-end concerts: the Year End Jazz Concert on Monday, May 11, 2015; and the LCMS Fiddlers Year End Concert on Wednesday May 13, 2015 — both at 7:30 p.m.
The May 11 Year-end Jazz Concert will feature an array of Jazz styles from multiple decades performed by the LCMS Jazz Ensemble. Highlighting this event are the melodic voices of a five part vocal group that includes two LCMS voice teachers — accomplished choral conductor Liana Savard and renowned singer-songwriter Alisia Lyne — along with their surprise special guests. The LCMS Jazz Ensemble is a group of six students (one adult and five high school students) and two of the jazz faculty, Tim Stacey and Ross Curran.
“This year’s Jazz Ensemble is the biggest we’ve had at the school,” says LCMS Jazz teacher Ross Curran. “This well-rounded program is unique in the Lower Mainland.” In addition to lessons, students get to learn from working and performing with professional musicians.
The May 13 LCMS Fiddlers Year-End Concert will “celebrate the violin’s cousin, the fiddle,” says Andrea Taylor, LCMS fiddle instructor. “The LCMS Fiddlers will be reeling and jigging their way through a selection of popular traditional music, ranging from Old Time and Country to Celtic and Slavic.”
Student fiddler groups will be lead by LCMS fiddle instructor and famed recording artist Andrea Taylor, accompanied by band members Gerry Parsons on guitar, Timothy Stacey on bass, Devon Well on banjo/mandolin and Mike Michalkow on drums.
“Both of these performances highlight the unique breadth of musical expertise that we foster at LCMS,” says LCMS principal Susan Magnusson. “Our diverse programs give our students the opportunity to explore many different genres of music, while learning from great teachers.”
Admission to both concerts is by donation. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 Street, Langley, BC. For more information, call the box office at 604-534-2848.
ABOUT LANGLEY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is a non-profit organization and registered charity that is committed to providing the highest quality of musical education to students of all ages and levels, from early learning to pre-professional and adult programs. With the support of the community, LCMS has become one of the largest non-profit music schools in the province, earning both national and international acclaim for their comprehensive and innovative programs. Learn more about LCMS programs, scholarships and bursaries.
The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Rose Gellert Hall Series, a Saturday evening concert featuring renowned Canadian and international musicians, as well as the Concerts Café Classico Series, a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring stellar local and touring musicians playing classical, jazz or contemporary works.
Visit langleymusic.com or call 604-534-2848.