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Event Archive - Newcombe Singers Concert "Brahms and a Little Jazz”: Peter Dent, Kristina Stevens, Kelby MacNayr, Alex Olson, Robert Dukarm, Newcombe Singers

Sun. May 15th 2016 - Sun. May 15th 2016 First Metropolitan United Church (All Ages)
3:00 - 5:00 doors at 2:30
$15; children under 12 free
Presented by: Long & McQuade Music Education Centre, Thrifty Foods Smile Card, First Metropolitan United Church, St Mary the Virgin Church, Oak Bay
The Newcombe Singers Choir proudly presents their Spring concert under the direction of our conductor, Mr. Peter Dent, pianist, composer, choral arranger and Choir Director. Robert Dukarm, Newcombe Singers' accompanist, is versatile on piano and organ, and later joins the choir for the jazz numbers. Peter Dent is steeped in both the music of the earlier centuries and jazz, the music of our centuries.

In the first half, Schicksalslied is designed to uplift while March of the Toreadors is sure to set your toes tapping. Three shorter selections by Purcell and Offenbach will leave you with a delightful perspective on choral music and romance in the 17th and 19th Centuries.

The second half opens with several short, somewhat humorous or rollicking songs of Great Britain that span 3 centuries. Then it's time to bring in our Assistant Conductor, Kristina Stevens , to place our accompanist, Robert Dukarm in the choir, and to welcome three of our island's jazz aficionados, bass player, Alex Olson, drummer. Kelby MacNayr and arranger and master of the ivories, Peter Dent. The choir will stretch our jazz skills in an effort to match this trio. We sing three 20th Century selections, two of them arranged by Peter.

There's often a door prize and always a comfortable seat so do join us on this Sunday afternoon. And do visit our website to decide if it would be fun to join us when we reconvene on the evening of Tuesday, September 6. No audition is required or requested.


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Kelby MacNayr (Jazz)

Drummer / composer / band-leader Kelby MacNayr performs groundbreaking original music, soulful swinging jazz, reaching contemporary music and traditional music from around the world. A dynamic and creative musician MacNayr performs in Canada and abroad with leading musicians from New York, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto & Europe. ... more info

Newcombe Singers (Choir)

Victoria’s centennial '67 choir sings Bach to Beatles in four-part harmony. With conductor Peter Dent, we perform classical, modern and jazz choral works. more info