GUELPH YOUTH MUSIC CENTRE
What would Christmas be without the much-loved A Charlie Brown Christmas? This delightful annual favourite is an Emmy Award-winning holiday tradition enjoyed by children – both young and old. Equally magical is the soundtrack created by Vince Guaraldi. Everyone knows the popular Christmas Time is Here.
Join us at the Guelph Youth Music Centre this holiday season as we present this jazz classic.
“For me, the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas is essential listening at Christmastime. It is music that evokes the season with familiar tunes arranged in a smooth jazz style,” says GYMC executive director, Gabriella Currie-Ziegler. “It’s interesting that when it was written (for the 1965 Peanuts television special), the network, CBS, didn’t like the jazz soundtrack. But when it premiered the reviews were unanimous – it was a hit and the album has never gone out of print!”
With stellar talent - Adam Bowman on drums, Thomas Hammerton on piano and Tyler Wagler on bass – this promises to be a delightful, festive evening as these musicians perform the album, top to bottom. They will be joined by The Kingsbury Music Singers directed by Shannon Kingsbury.
“For as long as I can remember, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been the soundtrack of the holidays for me,” says drummer/leader, Adam Bowman.
“There are great jazz albums and great Christmas albums, but very few that are both. The holidays can mean different things to different people. From the magic of youthful excitement to nostalgic reflection, from melancholy memories to great delight, this music visits all of those emotions. I look forward to playing these songs with some great musicians and friends, and hope it can add a little enjoyment of the season for all.”
The GYMC is grateful for the support of Cascades Canada Ltd., sponsor of the GYMC Music Concert Series. Bring an item of non-perishable food, or make a donation to the Food Bank and receive a musical Christmas tree ornament.
The concert takes place on Dec. 21 at the Guelph Youth Music Centre in the Recital Hall, 75 Cardigan St. Start time is 7:30 p.m.
Family: $20 for families of four
Student or senior: $10 each
Tickets are now available at the GYMC main office, 519-837-1119, or online
About the GYMC
Established in 1992, the GYMC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, enrichment and fostering the development of youth through music and the arts. The unique facility officially opened its doors in September 2001 after six years of renovations.
The GYMC is an exciting cultural hub for children of all ages and backgrounds in the community. Through a variety of programs, provision of space to partner organizations and outreach into the community, the GYMC enriches many lives. For more information visit www.gymc.ca
or call 519-837-1119.