Coro Dolce to present three con­certs

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

For the past sev­eral years, Coro Dolce, P.E.I.'s clas­si­cal choir, has de­lighted au­di­ences with its mu­si­cal of­fer­ings, and the sum­mer of 2015 is no ex­cep­tion.

Au­di­ences will have three op­por­tu­ni­ties to hear the choir this month, be­gin­ning tonight at St. Peter's Cathe­dral in Char­lot­te­town.

There will also be con­certs on Sun­day, July 19, at the Bon­shaw Hall, which is the choir's home base, as well as on Fri­day, July 24, at St. Ge­orge's Angli­can Church in Mon­tague.

All con­certs be­gin at 7:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is by free will of­fer­ing.

Un­der the di­rec­tion of Carl Mathis, and ac­com­pa­nied by Ruth Ann Reid-Clay, the choir per­forms a choral reper­toire of fa­mil­iar mu­sic as well as some lesser-known but very un­usual and in­ter­est­ing pieces.

In­cluded in the pro­gram are works by Mozart, Brahms, Dvo­rak, Liszt and Sa­muel Bar­ber plus two 16th cen­tury English madri­gals and the choir's sig­na­ture piece, Eric Whi­tacre's mov­ing Lux Arumque.

The Ceilidh at the Ir­ish Hall this evening will fea­ture Fid­dlers' Sons.

The group, which has been been play­ing to­gether since 1997, fea­tures Eddy Quinn as the lead vo­cal­ist. Quinn has re­leased two solo al­bums which have re­ceived four Mu­sic P.E.I. Awards.

He will be joined by John B. Web­ster, the group's lead gui­tarist and back-up vo­cal­ist, as well as for this oc­ca­sion tal­ented P.E.I. fid­dler Sheila MacKen­zie. She's a pop­u­lar mu­si­cian who plays with a num­ber of Is­land groups, in­clud­ing Baile Beag and Tre­ble With Girls.

All are welcome to come and en­joy an evening of Ir­ish, Scot­tish and Mar­itime tra­di­tional mu­sic. There will be also be a 50/50 draw, and a lunch is al­ways served dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion. The ceilidh takes place at the air-con­di­tioned Ir­ish Cul­tural Cen­tre, 582 North River Rd., Char­lot­te­town. Start time is 8 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $10 at the door.

For in­for­ma­tion call 566-3273. www.benev­o­len­tirish­so­ci­ety­of­pei.

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