2014-2015 Concert Season

Concerts

Karrnnel

April 25, 2015 Saturday 7:30 pm

A virtuosic, tight-knit trio brings the story of the fiddle to life. You will hear a unique blend of Celtic, Gypsy,Bluegrass, and Jazz music. Equally at ease in a chamber ensemble or a fiddle festival, Karrnnel, a Canadian, is an award winning musician and acclaimed recording artist. In 2012, he won the Western Canadian Music Award for “Instrumental Album of the Year.” He is also noted as a composer as well as a passionate performer. His favorite place to practice is in the bathroom. The acoustics are perfect. Look for contemporary style and flair and definitely a high energy performance.

 

Good Company

March 27, 2015          Friday          7:30 pm

This talented group of 8 singers, songwriters, and musicians will entertain you with a kaleidoscope of R&B, Rock, Gospel, and Bluegrass music – great American music for the 21st century.  The definitive sounds of New York, Nashville, Detroit, and LA will deliver in an intimate and emotional performance that will inspire nostalgia in addition to bringing the audience fresh, original material.  Their new production, “Under the Influence of Great American Music,” explores the music that has inspired their own individual sound and approach.  This is an entertaining and superbly engaging group!

Virginia Children’s Chorus

March 1, 2015          Sunday          3:00 pm

The Virginia Children’s Chorus, recognized as “”Hampton Roads’ premiere children’s chorus,” is a choir school committed to training the voice as well as offering extraordinary concert opportunities.  Children from all backgrounds, ages 6-18, audition in January, June, and August for the 5 choir levels.  Performing for us will be the two advanced choirs; The Concert Choir, under the direction of Carol Thomas Downing, and The Chamber Singers, singing four-part harmony, directed by Paul Putnam.  Both choirs are accompanied by Welby Pugin.  Students come from all over Hampton Roads, including our area.

 

 

Oh What A Night

February 7, 2015          Saturday          7:30 p.m.

Oh What A Night is a musical tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.  This exciting musical review is written by Motown producer and creative consultant George Soloman, and directed by award-winning producer-director Michael Chapman with choreography by Paul Holmquist.  Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and Can’t Keep My Eyes Off Of You are some of the many hits you will enjoy from the dynamic songbook of the Jersey boys.  This concert features all the original hits in the Broadway Show, as well as several Top 1 releases not in the show including Valli’s biggest solo hit from the movie, GREASE.  We have been assured that this concert is suitable for all ages.

 

 

The Virginia Symphony

December 17, 2014          Wednesday       7:30 pm

 

Last year our audience thoroughly enjoyed The Virginia Symphony‘s Christmas Concert.  We are delighted to announce that they will again entertain us with their Christmas show.  The decorated stage, the professional musicians, a guest conductor, and singer and the beautiful holiday music will definitely put you in the holiday spirit. The Virginia Symphony is a nationally recognized regional orchestra under the leadership of JoAnn Falletta, Music Director.  A big thanks goes to The Camp Foundation for underwriting this concert.  Don’t miss this wonderful evening.

 

Fernando Varela

October 21, 2014          Tuesday          7:30 pm

A great way to start a series!  Varela, who grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, brings to the stage the power and raw emotion of rock and opera in one voice!  He is the very picture of the “modern day” tenor, and you may remember him as the lead singer with the group, Forte, which became a sensation on America  Got Talent.  Varela, on You Tube, caught the eye of 16 time Grammy Award winner, David Foster.  He later won Foster’s “Born to Sing” contest culminating in a guest appearance with David Foster and Friends in Law Vegas.  His show stopping performance has been followed by numerous appearances with Foster and many superstars. Called a “Pavarotti”, you will not want to miss this opener.