A beautiful old church, lit only by candles. An atmosphere of reverence and peace and wonder. Scripture, chanted psalms, slow prayer, beautiful music from a solo musician. Nothing for you to say or do or read – only to enter and receive and experience. To simply BE in the presence of God.
The Libertas Male Choir’s Sounds of the Season concert series has a stop in Halton Hills coming up on Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Georgetown Christian Reformed Church on Trafalgar Road.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and features some special guests from the Netherlands set to perform, including director Martin Mans, organist Martin Zonnenberg and Barend Wiltjer, tenor of the Urker Mans Formatie.
For advance tickets, visit www.libertasvoices.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-522-0001.
Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for youths age 10-14, and children (under 10) will be admitted free of charge.
Georgetown Christian Reformed Church: 11611 Trafalgar Road, Halton Hills ON, L7G 4T1
Jamie Farrar is accomplished in the art of tapping, a style of playing that has emerged in the last 10 years whereby an acoustic guitar fretboard is tapped to produce a variety of sounds, including harmonics. Jamie weaves tapping into lush, complex arrangements. They are all, truly, originals.
The love of acoustic fingerstyle guitar brought Don Ablett and Brent Cooper together some years ago. With common influences such as Bruce Cockburn, John Fahey, and Stefan Grossman, they have developed a style that has thrilled fans young and old around Southern Ontario. Both have a strong history of performance, Brent through his former years touring with the rock band, Mankind, and Don through many years of coffee houses and festivals.
Two of the most outstanding features noted by audiences are Brent and Don’s vocal harmonies and the complex and spectacular fingerstyle interplay between the two guitars. They provide audiences of all ages with memorable instrumentals and songs with thought provoking lyrics. Some recent quotes clearly attest to their success:
“Your superb fingerstyle guitar and vocal harmonies are indeed a listening delight. The audience clearly enjoyed every piece you played and sang”.
Becky Ryder, Museums of Mississauga
“Don and Brent have a wonderful sound and the songs stay with you. I find myself singing them around the house and in the car.
Red Rover is destined to become a Canadian classic. The instrumental pieces are moving and evocative”.
Don and Brent are not satisfied to keep their music local. They love playing for audiences large and small. With encouragement from virtually every quarter, their plans include more radio play, magazine coverage and travel around the province.
Renee is a freelance musician based in Guelph, Ontario, who loves exploring various instruments and styles of music. Her first love is the piano and she is currently performing and recording as a soloist, playing piano, singing and incorporating vocal percussion into her songs. She is also a music instructor and part of the Indie duo, Tiger Suit, who plays Electronica/Rock fusion.
She began her musical journey studying classical piano, but quickly became interested in vocal technique and arranging. In high school, musical time was spent composing vocal arrangements, singing in various vocal ensembles and, of course, practicing classical piano pieces. At York University she broadened her musical interests by adding piano improvisation, South Indian singing and drumming, electronic music and composition into her studies.
She has had the opportunity to study with Casey Sokol, Trichy and Suba Sankaran and David Mott. Presently, she is performing and working on a variety of musical projects while maintaining a busy teaching schedule.