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Uptown Folk Club Presents: Tim Isberg CD Release

Tim Isberg – ‘Running On The Edge’ CD Release

“..with well-crafted lyrics and engaging music, Tim achieves a genuine and sincere rapport with his audience… and his story-telling gains rapt attention”
Gavin Farmer, Artistic Director, Festival Place Theatre

Singer-Songwriter-Soldier

Originally from southern Alberta, Tim Isberg is an accomplished singer-songwriter and ACMA Male Artist of the Year nominee emerging in the scene after a lengthy hiatus from music to serve in the Canadian Army.  From Rwanda to Afghanistan, Tim experienced many personal challenges while immersed in different cultures and conflicts, and amid the best and worst humanity has to offer. Many of his story-teller songs stem from these life adventures, which he shares in a way that makes each listener feel connected.

“Running on the Edge” is Tim’s third full length album, and follows his sophomore ‘Tears Along The Road’ album selected as a Top 25 Favourite by Music Canada.

Tickets available at YEG Live, and Myhre’s Music Edmonton

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Maddie Storvold – Lobby Show

Enjoy a wonderful show in an intimate setting. Only 70 seats available for this performance!

A prairie troubadour, Maddie Storvold is an emerging singer/storyteller from Edmonton, AB. With emotive finger picking, and a honeyed, impassioned voice, her music seeks to tell a story, to challenge us and to touch a fragile part of the human spirit. As a live performer, Storvold has been described as having a “commanding stage presence, a quirky sense of humor, and knack for capturing moments in song.” Tough and sweet like gravel in honey, Storvold is harkening in a new era of folk icons.

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Élise contre l’extinction totale

In her science class, Élise learns that the Earth’s atmosphere is warming up at an alarming rate, with melting icecaps and 16,306 species currently at risk of going extinct, and that this number is still climbing! She feels guilty, angry, afraid. What can she do to protect the environment from total destruction? With the help of her friend Amal, Élise starts working on an INCREDIBLE science project to save the planet and prevent total extinction. She just needs the perfect idea… Will she be able to save the planet? Or to save her friendship with Amal? It’s mission impossible. But if Élise and Amal can work together, anything is possible. A play touching on themes of friendship, teamwork, and nature conservation.

**This play is for children in kindergarten to grade 6 in French immersion and francophone schools. The production is presented in French only with no English surtitles.

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Derina Harvey Band

Transport yourself to an East Coast kitchen party with the Derina Harvey Band, a Celtic Rock group who offer music and storytelling with a side of humour. Their rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle and topped by Harvey’s powerful voice. You’ll hear Celtic classics and originals in the form of ballads, sing-alongs and up-beat Irish stompers. This high-energy concert has left many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats! A great fit for all ages.

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The Unsyncables

The Unsyncables, an entertaining play written by Rebecca Merkley, is the story of three young synchronized swimmers who rise to the top — unless, of course, they’ve forgotten their water wings. The clunky Juniper, Mary and Olga can’t even manage to sync up a high five. With plenty of obstacles in the way, the three set out to win a medal at the annual Insyncathon. Unfortunately, their friendship is put to the test when Mary runs into her old teammate Twyla, who is determined to make waves. The Unsyncables received a Sterling Nomination for Best Fringe Production and enthusiastic media and patron reviews.

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Saints, Legends and Magic Songs

Journey to the land of folklore, meeting mystical saints and familiar fairy figures. From spiritual to magical, from Canadian forests to fallen ruins in Far East mountains, to the rugged shores of the British Isles, this program will send you on a musical exploration of new sonorities. Our concert will feature an eclectic selection of a cappella music by British composers Joby Talbot and Benjamin Britten, and Latvians Ēriks Ešenvalds and Uģis Prauliņš.

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Missae V

Inspired by the Latin Mass, our annual series explores the multitudes of expression of faith through musical works. Over the years, our featured compositions have become larger, and for the fifth edition we’re including I Coristi (Rob Curtis, director). The full feature Missa Signum Magnum by Latvian Rihards Dubrah requires a large choir divided into five groups dispersed through the performance venue, the ultimate surround-sound experience

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Good Friday at the Winspear

Counted among the top ten sacred masterworks, Ein Deutsches Requiem will enshroud you with a breadth of emotions. Brahms himself envisioned his work to be a ‘Human Requiem’, not for the dead but for the living left behind. The master himself created the version for piano and four hands for a performance in 1871 in the British capital, which then became the ‘London Version’ that you will hear at this annual Good Friday concert.

Guest soloists:
Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Alexander Dobson, baritone
Leanne Regehr and Roger Admiral, piano

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Canadian Connections Six

When our Artistic Director Michael Zaugg began his tenure, he introduced us to an eclectic array of fascinating new works, including The Nightingale, a stand-out composition by Grammy nominated Uģis Prauliņš. This virtuoso work for recorder quartet and 20 part choir will be the highlight of the program. Our guest is Flûte Alors!, the only professional recorder quartet in Canada. This unique combination of instruments and voices has inspired new Canadian works which will also be featured on the program.