Allied Arts Upcoming Season
Right: Tim Isberg performing Rwanda 25 Years After Photos supplied
Allied Arts is excited about their upcoming season of performers at the Lakeland College Alumni Theatre in Vermilion which will feature a variety of genres and talent. Cellist, Christine Hanson, will perform a musical version of ‘The Cremation of Sam McGee’ on October 5, at 8 p.m. It will also feature Canadian artist Ted Harrison’s vibrant paintings projected as a backdrop. ‘Rwanda 25 Years After,’ will share songs and stories of a Canadian soldier on November 3, at 3 p.m. Photographs and music will assist in telling of young army captain, Tim Isberg, who was deployed for a one year mission to Rwanda as an unarmed UN Military Observer for his first of many tours of duty; one that would change his life forever. The music will share the emotional highs and lows of his unique experiences in such a way for each listener to feel connected. According to Wikipedia, the Heebee-jeebees are a Canadian A Cappella quartet from Calgary. They are set to perform in Vermilion on December 7 with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. Dinner and the show is $65 (non-refundable) and the show only is $40. The Heebee-jeebees have released eight recordings, all internationally recognized, and they have won the Canadian A Cappella Northern Harmony Championships twice, and have been named the inaugural inductee into the Northern Harmony Hall of Fame. The group is known for incorporating comedy and audience interaction into their performances. ‘Classical For Everyone’ will take place on January 12 at 3 p.m. Ghost Boy’s Denis Dufresne and Aaron Young are said to play high energy country/roots music of the highest caliber and will be performing in Vermilion on February 8, at 8 p.m. Icons of Soul’s Luke McMaster was born in Brandon, Manitoba and is expected to bring a contemporary soul / classic R&B show to Vermilion on March 14, at 8 p.m. The Toronto-based singer, songwriter and producer is currently enjoying working with some legends on new songs. “I had a natural inclination to sing in that style and I loved it all – the falsetto, the major keys and the strong melodies – it just resonated with me,” said McMaster. Tickets for each show are $35 and are available at Fantasy Flowers in Vermilion.