The 22-vocal ensemble of singers from 55 to 90 years of age will present a two-hour benefit concert for the St. Albert Senior Citizens’ Club on Friday, March 12 at the seniors’ club.
Their repertoire unfolds with the first 50 years of Academy songs, ranging from the 1934 Lullaby of Broadway to the 1977 You Light Up My Life. And in between the choristers create a rich sound with classics such as Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, Born Free and Over the Rainbow.
“If seniors want an uplifting night, a night of nostalgic remembering, a night of good, clean entertainment, then they should come,” says choir director Pat Gibbons.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. The seniors’ club is at 7 TachĂ© Street. Admission is $5 and includes free coffee and pie during intermission. For more information call 780-459-0433.
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra brings together an unforgettable night with four extraordinary pianists — Jon Kimura Parker, Angela Cheng and St. Albert’s own Michael Massey who plays Gerald Finzi’s Eclogue.
And conductor Bill Eddins will step down from the podium to the keyboard for the final movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor.
Piano Spectacular is Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Centre and will be recorded for a CBC radio In Concert broadcast. Tickets range from $24 to $69. Call 780-428-1414 or visit www.winspearcentre.com.