All Saints by-the-Sea Anglican Church in downtown Ganges will soon be opening its doors once more to lovers of the popular concert series, Tea à Tempo. After a dearth of opportunities for local musicians to play, the summer schedule is filled with an eclectic selection of music presented in this acoustic gem of a performance space.
The season’s opener, on Wednesday, June 08, 2022, features Friends of Tea à Tempo, all eager to share their gifts of music, song, and dance.
The Friends are all well loved Island performers. They will be accompanied by David Storm, whose gifts as a choral director, organist, pianist, and enthusiastic supporter of music’s many forms, underpins the day’s event.
Soprano, Connie Holmes, Alto, Anke Smeele, and David Storm form a trio well known to Tea à Tempo audiences. They are thrilled to be presenting songs from Bach to Billy Joel.
Soprano, Jean McClure, a soloist with All Saints’ Choir and a member of Viva Chorale, has delighted audiences with her clear, sweet voice at Music and Munch, Tea à Tempo, and many special occasions in All Saints.
Deb Toole is a former director of Viva Chorale. She played flute in Bandemonium and has been a long-time voice teacher and performer on Salt Spring Island. It’s exciting to have her join the opening concert of the season with songs from the heart.
Sue Newman and Lolla Devindisch have danced together in more Island productions than they can remember. Getting back on stage to share their love of dance is a treat.
John Metzger, who will be accompanying the dancers with David, recently picked up the flute after many years of following a career that interrupted his musical life. For a time, he was Principal Flute in both the Vancouver Youth Orchestra and the Prince George Symphony.
Concert begins at 2:10pm. Donations provide the honoraria for performers and contribute to the running of the Tea à Tempo series.
Tea and Treats, for $4.00, will be served immediately following the concert in the hall overlooking Ganges Harbour.
Patrons are asked to wear a mask during the concert and when moving around in the building in consideration of vulnerable audience members.
So bring a friend or visitor to the Island, enjoy our first Tea à Tempo Summer Concert ensemble, and then have a delicious treat afterwards.
Food, friends, and music! What more could you ask for? Hope to see you there.
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