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November 2017 @ the BAG

Sun. Nov. 19 @ 8:00 pm $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
A Wonderful Time It Will Be!
bring soul, blues, gospel and laughter to the BAG!

Marcus Mosely, Bill Sample and Darlene Ketchum are individually, and together, an exceptionally gifted musical force not to be missed.

Marcus Mosely, has sung all over North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific, thanks to 10 years of missionary service. Since moving to Vancouver in 1986, he has performed in Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black and Gold Revue, and Show Boat; and earned a Jessie Richardson nomination for his starring role in his musical gospel creation, It’s Time To Sing. Six years ago Marcus formed The Sojourners, a roots gospel trio now with two acclaimed CDs to their name. The Sojourners conduct workshops, perform in festivals, and make media appearances across Canada and Europe. Last September, Marcus launched The Marcus Mosely Chorale, a 60-voice community gospel choir. Marcus will feature songs from his new CD release "Labour of Love".

Darlene Ketchum is the choral director, a composer/arranger and soloist for the Marcus Mosely Chorale, working as a team with Marcus Mosely and Bill Sample. As MMC chorale director, she has worked with Jim Byrnes, Eric Bibb, Jane Mortifee, Blu Mankuma, David Steele, the UBC Choral Union and Singers, City Soul (Brian Tate) and the Sojourners. She was assistant musical director for the 2016 Gotta Sing Gotta Dance, production and she has done session work as a conductor and vocalist at various recording studios around Vancouver.

Bill Sample is a ‘first call’ musician and composer in Vancouver. As a jazz pianist, Bill has opened for Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander. He has performed with Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Robben Ford, Art Pepper, Dee Daniels and Fraser MacPherson. In addition, Bill has played with pop stars Brian Adams, Celine Dion, Peter Cetera and Kenny Loggins, to name a few. A recent highlight of Bill’s career includes playing on the Grammy winning Ratatouille soundtrack. Bill’s recording credits are far reaching and include Ashanti, Simple Plan, Jim Brickman, Randy Bachman (Jazz Thing), Eric Bibb, Valdy, Seal, Leon Bibb, and Michelle Wright.

Norman Foote, born Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote claims his name forced him to develop a sense of humour at an early age. At age 11, Norman's parents gave him his first guitar, a finely crafted instrument from the Sears Catalogue. When Norman was 20, he left his home in Vancouver, Canada to explore Australia and New Zealand, and made his living as a street performer and songster. Norman first developed an interest in puppetry and physical comedy through his association working with a traveling theatre troupe in New South Wales, Australia. Enthralled with music, props and comedy, Norman chose the only feasible solution - to combine all three. It has taken him throughout the world performing in concert halls and festivals in North America, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Middle East.

Fri. Nov. 24 @ 8:00 pm $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
Linda Melsted - violin
Natalie Mackie - viola da gamba
Michael Jarvis - harpsichord

‘Music Restored’ - Music from 17th and 18th Century England
A program of music from the time of the Restoration, when music-making in England flourished and composers were given free reign to experiment. The 17th century in England was a time of turbulence, with King Charles I being deposed and beheaded, Oliver Cromwell taking over as Lord Protector, and then eventually the restoration of the monarchy. By the 1660’s, under the benevolent rule of Charles II, music returned to court life, theatres flourished, and the first public concerts emerged, reflecting the influence of immigration from the Continent and the remarkable collaboration of poets, composers, painters, and architects. La Modestine presents an array of chamber music from this period, with selections from mid-17th through to mid-18th century; music composed at a time when England was the epicentre of music-making and publishing.

Marc Destrubé enjoys a diverse international career on historical and modern violins, performing as soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster or director/conductor. He is co-concertmaster of the Orchestra of the 18th Century (Amsterdam), first violinist of the Axelrod String Quartet (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC) and of the Vancouver quartet Microcosmos, and is a regular guest director and soloist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australian Haydn Ensemble and Lyra Baroque Orchestra. In Vancouver he has been director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, concertmaster of the CBC Radio Orchestra and first violinist with the Purcell String Quartet. He performs regularly for Early Music Vancouver. A highly respected teacher, he has been a visiting artist at the Paris, Utrecht and Moscow Conservatories, the Banff Centre, University of Indiana, Case Western University, UVic, UBC and VCC.

Linda Melsted has won the hearts of audiences across North America, Europe, and Japan. Currently concertmaster of Seattle Baroque Orchestra, she has appeared as soloist, member, and leader of many outstanding ensembles, including Tafelmusik, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Linda is the featured soloist in Tafelmusik’s documentary “Le Mozart Noir”, and has recorded for Sony, ATMA, Classique, and Harmonia Mundi.

Natalie Mackie studied cello at the Conservatoire de Musique (Québec), followed by a degree from the School of Music, University of British Columbia. While at UBC, she began studying viola da gamba as well, and later pursued further studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Natalie has played with many ensembles in Canada and the U.S., including New World Consort, Les Coucous Bénévoles, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Seattle and Portland Baroque Orchestras, Les Voix Humaines, Les Voix Baroques, Tempo Rubato, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Victoria Baroque Players, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, and others. She has toured throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Michael Jarvis has been called one of Canada's finest harpsichordists, forte pianists and continuo players, and is in demand as a collaborative artist. He may be heard on Marquis, Hungaroton, ATMA, and Naxos CDs, as well as London Records, and has broadcast nationally for the CBC and in the US on NPR. Michael hosted three specials on Bravo-TV: "A Baroque Christmas", "A Baroque Easter” and co-hosted the 13-part series on 19th-century domestic music, "Come into the Parlour". His performing editions of 17th/18th century choral and organ music have been published by GIA, Chicago. He has taught harpsichord at the University of Toronto, Wilfred Laurier in Waterloo, and Havergal College, Toronto, and fortepiano at UBC. Michael lives in Victoria, BC.

Sat. Nov. 25 @ 8:00 pm $20 @ XOCO & the BAG, 12 -16 $10, under 12 free.
THE WILDS: Holly Arntzen, Kevin Wright, David Sinclair & Owen Owen Owen
The Wilds is led by singer/songwriters Holly Arntzen—vocals, dulcimer, piano, and Kevin Wright—vocals, percussion, sax. When Holly and Kevin sing and write songs together, think Joni Mitchell meets Bon Scott (of ACDC.) An unlikely combination, but one that bears rich sounds, energy and a unique musical perspective. The sound of the Wilds is Folk Pop to Rock Your World—the folk/blues of Holly’s slide dulcimer, mixed with Kevin’s hard-hitting cajon and congas, and lit up by rich vocal harmonies, solid backbone bass and virtuoso guitar playing. Arntzen and Wright are the core members of the Artist Response Team (ART), which produces a steady stream of Voices Of Nature School Music Programs and community concerts throughout western Canada and beyond. They are joined by throngs of young people singing out for issues that we all face regarding our home planet. Learn more here:

Each year the Wilds can be found tromping up and down one watershed or another, singing their songs of salmon, rivers, oceans and social justice. In spring 2015 it was the Up Your Watershed! tour in the Fraser Basin, from Prince George on down to the coast. In 2016 and 2017 they toured Rock the Salish Sea to seven coastal BC communities (including Squamish), working with local schools and producing major concerts, singing out for the inland ocean between Vancouver Island and the mainland.

David Sinclair has been performing with Holly for the past 30 years. As a studio guitarist, he has worked with many Canadian artists including k.d. lang ,Sarah McLachlan, Michael Buble, Daniel Powter, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Bryan Adams, Amy Sky, Rita MacNeil, Paul Janz, Valdy, Susan Jacks, Terry Jacks, Barry Greenfield, Prism, Irish Rovers, Matthew Lien, Gary Fjellgaard and many more. He has played on and composed music for many TV series and films, appeared on numerous occasions with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a variety of musical theatre productions.

owen Owen OWEN is a multi-instrumentalist with a decades-long love affair with the bass. He was nominated for a 2015 Maple Blues Award as "Bassist of the Year, received global critical acclaimed CD - "Been Around A While" with his former duo partner, Dalannah Gail Bowen. No stranger to live performance, he's been blessed to share the stage with variety of some of Vancouver's and Canada's best musicians over the years. Owen currently plays with David Gogo (BC/AB), Art Bergman (West Coast), Jack De Keyzer (West Coast), The Wilds, TNT - Bon Scott Tribute, and many others.

November Artist: LONE TRATT: A Brush With Nature
Continues through November.
Born in Denmark, in a family gifted with artistic ability, Lone Tratt started painting lessons at 9, and at the age of 21 she received her Bachelor’s degree from the Interior Design School of Copenhagen. A couple of years later she moved Canada, where she continued her studies in drawing, painting and printmaking and embarked on a teaching career that spanned decades and a 22 year involvement with Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, 13 of those years running the school. Lone’s solo and group shows span from 1977 to the present. Her paintings, etchings and murals are in many public and private collections in Canada, U.S.A., Europe and Saudi Arabia.

Her varied work explore the circle of life and connections that bind us all. Some series depict the creation of life, while others, like her florals examine its fully realized potential and passion. One series of monotypes is inspired by eroded sandstone cliffs, yet the resulting work speaks to the creation of life, the pooling of water in cavities and the movement of liquid sliding down crevices. Each work offers a vessel that creates life and provides a safe haven from the complexity around us. Lone’s goal is to convey the overwhelming joy she feels in the presence of so much beauty. Ultimately, she also hopes to inspire a sense of respect and care for this sacred splendour.


Sun. Nov. 5, 7:30 – 10:00 pm :
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Sat. Nov. 4, doors 7 pm, by donation.
Silent Auction. Guest Speaker: GRAHAM FULLER.

Tues. Nov. 21, 7:30 By donation.
Overcomers: An Evening of Worship Music
with Mario & Anne Iacovone

Sun. Nov. 26
Squamish Environment Society AGM
Details TBA on their website.

Sat. Dec. 2, 10 am to 5 pm: The BAG ARTISAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

You may have heard that the Brackendale Art Gallery is for sale. Alas, it is true.
Thor is 83 with all that entails. It is time.
We are however very open to ideas and options we may not yet have heard or considered.
In the mean time it is business as usual!

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