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Event Archive - 6th Annual Winter Solstice Concert: Cari Burdett, Sara Marreiros, Anne Schaefer, Richard Moody, Adrian Dolan, Alex Rempel , Marisa Coco Jackson

Sun. December 18th 2016 - Sun. December 18th 2016 Sylvan United Church Duncan BC (All Ages)
3 doors at 2:30
$20 Advance | $25 at the Door
Tickets at: Ten Old Books, Bucknucks Books
Presented by: Cari Burdett

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Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
Cari Burdett, along with acclaimed Fado singer Sara Marreiros and uber-talented musician friends return this year to present the 6th Annual Winter Solstice Concert in Duncan. This beautiful Cowichan Valley tradition weaves acoustic music together with movement and voice, providing warmth and peace on the longest night of the year. This years event will be visiting Mill Bay and Victoria; the Victoria show takes place on the evening of the Winter Solstice itself.

“Every year we offer an array of different songs and 2016 will not disappoint!” explains Burdett. “… We’re bringing some original interpretations of some old classics by Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, and music from 1954’s White Christmas with Bing Crosby,” she explains. “We are also offering some gorgeous songs performed a cappella with close knit, mesmerizing harmonies, Riu Riu, a Spanish Villancico, Siberian Snows, a Russian folk song, Jane Siberry’s Calling All Angels, a classic Fado performed by Marreiros, a French 1940s’classic, Mon Coeur est un Violin, that features Richard’s violin and Cari’s voice, interwoven with Christmas favourites, Es ist Ein Ros, Sleigh Ride and Carol of the Bells, bringing you a joyful performance of exceptional winter acoustic music.

The line-up for 2016 includes internationally acclaimed musicians Richard Moody (violin), Adrian Dolan (piano, accordion, guitar), Anne Schaefer (piano, guitar, vocals), Alex Remple (bass, vocals) and vocalists Sara Marreiros and Cari Burdett. Dancer, Marisa Jackson adds movement to complete an extraordinarily rich sensory experience. To celebrate the turning wheel of the year and the return of the light, the band will invite the audience to join them in creating a one-of-a-kind, improvised soundscape, as well as a exuberant close to the evening with a hand-clapping-sing-along of This little Light of Mine.

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Cari Burdett

Cari Burdett lives through music. She mixes dashing personal energy, passion for community, and love of collaboration into her diverse musical outpourings as a vocalist, producer, teacher and collaborator. Cari has a significant background in operatic and vocal training. She graduated from McGill University and earned her Master’s of Music Per... more info

Sara Marreiros

Sara Marreiros embodies the Canadian mosaic. Her evocative, soulful voice, echoes folkloric forms from her father’s Portuguese village roots, and haunting songs of loss and longing are equally steeped in her mother’s passion for jazz improvisation. Galen Hartley guitar, Kelby MacNayr drums, Travis Short bass, Dan Weizenburger Portuguese guita... more info

Anne Schaefer

ANNE SCHAEFER offers up a stunning jazz/folk fusion in promotion of her debut album "Twelve Easy Pieces" that has been heralded as "...simply sultry..." a "...work of art..." and "...extraordinarily well-crafted and orchestrated...". more info