Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Beaconsfield Fall Concert Series

The Beaconsfield Fall Concert Series continues in the Carriage House on Saturday November 13 at 7:30PM.

On November 13, Lori Linkletter and special guests will commemorate Remembrance Day by performing hit songs from the WW1 and WWII. Audience members will enjoy a trip down memory lane listening to collections from the 20s, 30s and 40s.


Lori Linkletter owns and operates Linkletter Music Studio in Charlottetown teaching voice, theory, history and Music Theatre. Ms. Linkletter has studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto obtaining her Performance and Teaching Certificates in 1997. Since returning to PEI, Lori has been active as a choral conductor and stage manager for theatre events.

Lori will be joined by Nick Whelan, who has charmed audiences as “the Lion” in the Charlottetown Rural High School’s musical production of “The Wiz” last May and most recently as “Annas” in ACT’s Rock Musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, both on the Mainstage of the Confederation Centre of the Arts. 

Herman and Cheryl vanOmme will also be making a guest appearance on this Saturday’s concert.

All of the performers will be assisted by pianist Jacqueline Sorensen.  Sorensen is recognized to Island audiences as one of PEI’s most active collaborative pianists. She operates an independent piano teaching studio in Charlottetown, is a Sessional

Lecturer at the UPEI Music Department, Director of Music at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, a member of eklektikos new music project, a piano examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations in Toronto, and is in demand as an adjudicator in Atlantic and Central Canada.

In 2003, Jacqueline co-chaired Beaconsfield’s Carriage House Piano Fund Committee which was responsible for obtaining a grand piano for its historic property. As a result, the programming at the Carriage House has expanded to include Classical concerts in this venue, an appropriate fit with the wonderful acoustics of its wooden interior. Jacqueline is also excited about showcasing the piano in this concert by performing a jazz piano solo transcription of the famous Sammy Lewis / Fred Coots war song “For All We Know We May Never Meet Again”.

Lynanne Love, Site Director at Beaconsfield, says “I am so pleased to have this wonderful concert series taking place in Beaconsfield’s Carriage House. The Carriage House is a great venue for this type of series and each performance offers such a dynamic and eclectic mix of musical styles that I’m sure the audience will keep coming back for more”. She adds, “It is appropriate that this weekend’s performers have chosen a programme to reflect on WWI and WWII, offering standard war tunes and songs of peace. During the intermission, the audience will have an opportunity to view a display of military memorabilia from the PEI Museum’s Collection”.

Sorensen adds, “I am so grateful to the staff of Beaconsfield for their support of our Fall Concert Series”.

All concerts are Saturdays at 7:30PM in the Carriage House (corner of West and Kent Streets). Tickets are $12 (students $6) and are available by calling 368-6603.

Beaconsfield’s Fall Concert Series at a glance:

November 27 - eklektikos new music project (Richard Covey, piano; Amanda Mark, flute; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Jacqueline Sorensen, piano; Kirk White, percussion)

December 4 - Suzanne Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Karin Aurell, flute; Jacqueline Sorensen, piano

December 18 - “A Carriage House Christmas” featuring musicians Suzanne Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Lori Linkletter, soprano; Amanda Mark, flute; Jacqueline Sorensen, piano; special guest readers, an old fashioned Christmas Carol sing-along, Victorian decorations, and delicious Holiday treats to add some warmth and cheer to the Christmas season.

PLEASE NOTE the previously advertised concert on November 20 featuring flautist Karin Aurell has been postponed to December 4.

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