December 2017 Presentations
December 1, 7:30 PM
J.P. Cormier is a man with many musical talents. He is a skilled songwriter, a gifted singer, and an extraordinary musician who has accomplished success with more than one instrument.
During his long career, he has won many competitions, including the Canadian Open Guitar Championship, the Southern U.S. Fiddle Championship,
and the Southern U.S. Banjo Championship. He has also worked with a number of big-name artists and appeared on the ever-popular Grand Ol' Opry over two dozen times.
His debut album, “Out of the Blue”, was released when he was only 16 years old.
Cormier was born in London, Ontario, Canada. When most kids were just starting kindergarten, he was already showing a strong interest in music.
Soon that interest proved to be an impressive natural talent. He taught himself to play the guitar. It would only be the first of many string instruments he would master in the coming years.
Not long after Cormier's ninth birthday, he won his first guitar competition, holding his own against musicians of all ages.
He landed his first steady professional job when he was only 14. It was a weekly bluegrass television show called Up Home Tonight.
Two years later came the release of a debut album filled with instrumental bluegrass music that showcased his guitar skills.
After some time appearing at a number of festivals, Cormier became the mandolin player for the famous bluegrass-gospel group the Sullivan Family.
He spent a number of years afterward touring with the group, and with other major artists.
In 1997, Cormier, all grown-up, finally finished a sophomore offering, Another Morning, for his fans.
The award-winning recording was followed by a third full-length album, Heart & Soul. Along the way to making a name for himself, Cormier has performed with countless artists, the list reading something like a who's who in music,
including Alan Jackson, Marty Stuart, Bill Monroe, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Kitty Wells, and many others.
If his musical career had crashed to an end with the start of the new millennium, Cormier would still have touched enough parts of the music world to ensure that his legacy lasted long after
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Dec 9th, 7 pm
Dec 10th , 2 pm Matinee
December 16, 7:30 pm
Noted by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a singer of rare gifts and artistic intensity”
and by the Miami Herald for possessing “a superb voice capable of just about everything”,
Canadian Soprano Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most significant
performers and vibrant personalities of the day. She is critically acclaimed by the international
press as much for her innate musicianship and voluptuous voice as for a sovereign stage presence far beyond her years.
Ms. Brueggergosman has been honoured to participate in a number of very special events,
including the gala re-openings of Roy Thomson Hall and the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium,
Canada Day celebrations from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and the opening ceremonies of the
XVI International Aids Conference in Toronto – her performance presented under the
auspices of MAC Cosmetics – sharing the stage with Bill Gates and President Bill Clinton.
She has performed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland during two consecutive years,
and has given a royal command performance for Queen Elizabeth II. She has also sung for
the Prince of Wales, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Queen Sonja of Norway,
President Tarja Halonen of Finland, her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean,
and numerous other leaders of Canada, as well as for Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan.
Tickets $45 Members $40
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