Monday, May 26, 2008

May 31, June 7, 23, 28 - Leora Cashe

Let My Spirit Sing!
Beata Vocal Ensemble, Carousel Chorus & special guest, Leora Cashe

Two Shows!
Saturday, May 31st, 8pm
North Lonsdale United Church
3380 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Tickets for May 31st, call 604-261-7854

Saturday, June 7th, 8pm
Knox United Church
5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver
Tickets for June 7th, call 604-523-9404

Beata Vocal Ensemble, in collaboration with the Carousel Chorus, is proud to present "Let My Spirit Sing"- an evening of sacred music with special guest vocalist, Leora Cashe. This unique concert event is a celebration of spirit and community with songs drawn from jazz, classical, soul, spiritual and gospel styles. Led by the talented and charismatic director, Crystal Bergman, the program moves from the ethereal harmonies of small a cappella groupings to the pulse of vibrant, captivating rhythms and arrangements combining all the singers and instrumentalists on stage. Grounded in her jazz and gospel roots, Cashe illuminates the stage with her rich and innovative vocal style. With an exquisite range of emotional power, Cashe engages listeners of all ages- from her spirit-raising "It's Time to Sing" to her soulful rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Circle Game". The union of Cashe with Beata and Carousel ignites a brilliant alchemy of something bigger, richer, and deeper than the sum of the individual voices. Together they weave a beautiful tapestry of sound and spirit.
Come join Beata and our special guests for an unforgettable evening sure to make your spirits sing!
Both performances will include ASL sign language interpretation.
For more information please call: 604-523-9404

June 23 - 12 noon
Jazz Vespers presents: Gospel Comes Home

St. Andrews Wesley United Church, Nelson & Burrard
With Ross Taggart -piano, Paul Rushka -bass, and Buff Allen- drums.

June 28 - 9:00 pm
ANOTHER SIDE NOW - The Songs of Joni Mitchell
Vancouver International Jazz Festival

O'Douls Restaurant and Bar
1300 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
With Ross Taggart -piano, Paul Rushka -bass

Leora Cashe and The Ross Taggart Trio pay tribute to Canadian icon Joni Mitchell, one of our most influential and innovative recording artists. Grounded in her jazz and gospel roots, vocalist Leora Cashe reaches into the core of the listener with an exquisite range of emotional power. Her rich resounding voice illuminates the stage bringing her own soulful perspective to these Joni classics. She's accompanied by the swinging Ross Taggart Trio and, together, their arrangements capture fresh creative statements where folk, jazz and gospel combine reflecting the sophistication in Joni's early folk recordings.

From the Afro-Cuban beat of 'Carey' to the gospel tinged' Big Yellow Taxi,' Joni Mitchell's songs are as poignant today as they were forty years ago and the limitless possibilities of the jazz spectrum creates the perfect picture frame to revisit songs like 'Circle Game', 'Chelsea Morning', 'Woodstock', 'Michael From Mountains', 'The Gallery', Both Sides Now', 'Rainy Night House' and others. For Leora Cashe and The Ross Taggart Trio, 'Another Side Now' is a tribute to Mitchell's artistry and inspiration. They adore her music and it shows! Join them in this swinging soul filled intimate evening of music. Featuring Juno Award winning pianist Ross Taggart (Hugh Fraser Quintet/Ian McDougal Sextet), Juno nominated acoustic bassist Darren Radtke (Denzal Sinclair), and Juno Award winning drummer Buff Allen (Moe Koffman, Ed Bickert).

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