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.
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.
He Sang, She Sang – April 2018
Director: Amanda Dwyer
Music Director: David Bernacki
Choreographer: JQ Smith
April 6, 7, 13, 14 at 8pm
April 8, 15 at 2pm
The Old Armoury | 1 Park Avenue | Georgetown
Musical theatre is full of fabulous characters that we have come to know and love over the years. Through these characters we have discovered wonderful music – beautiful ballads, rocking solos, gorgeous torch songs, and energetic ensemble numbers. Now prepare to re-discover them! Come join Globe as we break down barriers, stereotypes and genders for He Sang, She Sang! A cabaret full of sensational numbers where we turn the tables on songs traditionally sung by men and those sung by women, for a fresh take on some old favourites. A night to remember, you will be thoroughly entertained as our talented cast take on roles and songs they would never have the chance to perform otherwise!
All seats $20 until March 31. $25 as of April 1. General Admission
Georgetown’s Frank and Ruth Loreto have been hosting house concerts (at 3 Torino Gate) for 5 plus years and have yet to be disappointed by any of the shows.
The cost for the evening is $20 per person, with the full amount going to the performers. They need to know in advance who is coming as they can only hold 25 people comfortably and they must know how many break-time delights to prepare in advance. Now is not too soon to book this or other upcoming shows in the Loreto Home Routes Concert Series. To reserve a spot, contact Frank at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring whatever you would like to drink.
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