Subscriptions available for exciting “Stars for Saskatchewan” season

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The 46th season of “Stars for Saskatchewan” opens soon and a limited number of season subscriptions are still available from the Swift Current Allied Arts Council.

Memory Lane featuring Stephen Maguire kicks off the season on September 26, featuring an eight-piece band performing a tribute to the 40s, 50s and 60s with classics from artists like Buddy Holly, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Roy Orbison, Doris Day, and The Platters.

The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir graces the stage next, carrying on a musical tradition which dates to 1498. The choir includes around 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs which give around 300 performances each year. The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music, motets and lieder for boys’ choir, and arrangements of Viennese waltzes and polkas. This show will be held November 20.

On December 1, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman offers her vibrant personality, innate musicianship, and voluptuous voice “capable of just about everything”. Don’t miss this singer of rare gifts and artistic intensity.

Actor, mime, puppeteer, juggler, ventriloquist, stand-up comic, and improvising whirling dervish, Robert Post is a one-man variety show who shares what it means to be wonderfully alive and human in a hugely entertaining show on January 10.

Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker returns to the city on February 5, combining forces with the Regina Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players to create a spectacular evening of original music.  

March 12 is a treat for the whole family when Ballet Jorgen presents Cinderella. This ballet by Bengt Jorgen is an innovative take on the classic fairy tale with a more realistic and human look at Cinderella and her circumstances, using these scenes to both counterpoint and highlight the magical aspects of the story.

Calgary-based husband and wife, Denis and Lynae Dufresne are PEAR, a duo which crosses modern country with folk sensibilities. The group has won three CCMA Awards and was named the 2013 Group of the Year from the Association of Country Music in Alberta. They will perform on March 31.

April 30 will feature Ensemble Caprice taking the Sky Centre stage, presented by Prairie Debut. Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music and has received national and international acclaim for more than 20 years. Salsa Baroque, is the program they will be bringing to communities this season, highlighting the music of Latin America and Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and including instruments common at that time.

Finally, 21-year-old Cody Karey, the latest world-class tenor pop vocalist discovered by David Foster, closes out the season on May 12. His new album is certain to draw comparisons to Josh Groban whom, along with Andrea Bocelli, are noted by the artist as his inspirations.  

All performances are held at the Sky Centre in Swift Current at 7:30 p.m. Season subscriptions are available by calling 306-773-1338 or 1-877-211-2787 or e-mailing swiftcurrentartscouncil@sasktel.net

Organizations: Vienna Boys Choir, Regina Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, Ballet Jorgen Swift Current Allied Arts Council

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Alberta, Latin America Spain Swift Current

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