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Royal City Rag on December 4 will have a distinctly seasonal theme and lots of guests.

John Huston As Charles Dickens

Charlie Cares from Ground Floor Music will be joining us during the first hour to chat about “A Christmas Carol”,  a dramatic tour de force featuring John Huston portraying Charles Dickens as he tells his classic yuletide tale. The show takes place at St. James The Apostle Anglican Church in Guelph on December 7.

A Christmas Carol… As Told By Charles Dickens
St. James The Apostle Anglican Church, 86 Glasgow St. N., Guelph, ON
Tuesday, December 7 at 8.00 p.m. (doors open at 7.30 p.m.)
Tickets: $20 at the door/$18 in advance from Ground Floor Music, 13 Quebec St., Guelph, ON, 519-827-1444 info@groundfloormusic.ca

Later in the hour we’ll be touching base with Marie Zimmerman, Exectutive Director of the Hillside Festival as the first tickets for Hillside Inside go on sale. Hillside Inside takes place February 4-5 2011 at a variety of downtown venues. Artists announced so far include summer 2010 favourites Sarah Harmer, Matt Andersen and Shane Koyczan. Tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 9.00 a.m. from Hillside ticket outlets Ground Floor Music in Guelph, Encore Records in Kitchener and Soundscapes in Toronto as well as online via TicketPro.

In the second hour of the show Simon Irving, Artistic Director of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra will be joining us to chat about the GSO’s seasonal concerts. “Christmas Choral Fantasy” with the Grand River Chorus, takes place on Sunday December 12 2010 at 3 p.m. at River Run Centre with conductor David Bourque. The Christmas offering is a blend of classics and festive seasonal music. Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, with the Grand River Chorus and Amy Wark (piano) is the major work, together with the dazzling opening chorus from Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio”, and Brahms’ “Christmas Day”. There will be lots of carols and opportunities for audience sing-along and the King George School choir will add to the festivities. Delightful music for the season, with something for everyone!

The GSO complete their seasonal offerings with “Dreams of Vienna” on New Year’s Day, Saturday January 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. at River Run Centre with conductor candidate Michael Newnham.  This annual GSO Viennese-style musical feast is now a popular Guelph New Year’s Day tradition. Two terrific soloists give double the pleasure! – Guelph’s own soprano Donna Ellen Trifunovich, now resident in Vienna with the State Opera, and mezzo Julie Nesrallah, of CBC fame. These duelling divas will be a lot of fun! And the orchestra plays waltzes, marches and polkas, complete with elegant dancers gliding over the stage.

Wassail!

To wrap up the show Rick and Judy Avery from local acoustic group Relative Harmony will join us to play live in the studio. Relative Harmony will be taking part in “Wassail!”- a celebration of old-fashioned Christmas and solstice traditions taking place at Harcourt Memorial United Church on December 4 at 7.30 p.m. Wassail! has been charming audiences in London Ontario for over twenty years. The show features traditional songs and carols sung, elegant English dances and rollicking Morris dancing accompanied by live music, a mummers’ play as well as seasonal readings from Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy.  Advance tickets can be purchased from Ground Floor Music on Quebec Street for $18.00, Students and seniors $13.00.

And wrapping up that seasonal theme, don’t forget that the Guelph Youth Singers annual concert, This Frosty Tide, takes place at St. George’s Anglican Church on December 4 at 7.30 p.m. Traditional carols in beautiful choral arrangements will mix with songs of frosty winter. Guest soprano soloists, Marion Samuel-Stevens and Sandra Tucker, will add to the concert with solos including Mozart’s “Exultate Jubilate,” Adolph Adams’ classic, “O Holy Night” and Pietro Yon’s “Gesu Bambino”–the last two accompanied by beautiful children’s voices.

This Frosty Tide
St. George’s Anglican Church
Saturday, December 4 at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets: River Run Centre box office, 519-763-3000.
Adults $25 / Students & Seniors $19/eyeGO.org

Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or on this website a day or so later.

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David Bourque

Guelph Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 10th Anniversary season, featuring five concerts and five guest conductors . One of these will be selected as the new resident conductor of the GSO, starting in the 2011-12 season. Audience members are invited to contribute to the selection process, through a survey available after each concert!

“Christmas Choral Fantasy” with the Grand River Chorus, will be performed on Sunday December 12 2010 at 3 p.m. at River Run Centre with conductor David Bourque. The Christmas offering is a blend of classics and festive seasonal music. Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, with the Grand River Chorus and Amy Wark (piano) is the major work, together with the dazzling opening chorus from Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio”, and Brahms’ “Christmas Day”. There will be lots of carols and opportunities for audience sing-along and the King George School choir will add to the festivities. Delightful music for the season, with something for everyone!

For more information, visit the Guelph Symphony Orchestra website, www.guelphorchestra.ca

Guelph Symphony Orchestra
Christmas Choral Fantasy
Sunday December 12, 2010 at 3 p.m.
River Run Centre, Guelph
Tickets: River Run Centre box office, 519-763-3000.

Simon Irving, Artistic Director with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra will be one of our guests during the second hour of Royal City Rag (9-10 a.m.) on Saturday December 4 on CFRU93.3fm.

Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or on this website a day or so later.

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Guelph Symphony Orchestra

Guelph Symphony Orchestra kick off their10th Anniversary season on October 23 with Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. In their 10th season they will be offering five concerts by five guest conductors. One of whom will be selected as the new resident conductor of the GSO, starting in the 2011-12 season.

Mozart’s MARRIAGE OF FIGARO launches the new season on Saturday October 23, 2010 at 7.30 p.m. at Guelph’s River Run Centre. Conducted by Kristian Alexander, this will be a concert performance of Mozart’s comic masterpiece, featuring a strong cast including such Guelph favourites as Andrew Tees as Figaro, Michael York as the Count and Marion Samuel-Stevens as the Countess. Brian Otto will narrate this trimmed-down performance which will include all your favourite music, sung in English. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Guelph Symphony Orchestra
Concert: Marriage of Figaro
Date: Saturday October 23, 2010 at 7.30 p.m.
Venue: River Run Centre, Guelph
For more information visit www.guelphorchestra.ca

Royal City Rag has two tickets to giveaway for the Guelph Symphony Orchestra performance of the Marriage of Figaro. If you would like them, please e-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca. First person to e-mail us, gets them!

UPDATE, October 16, 2010: The two tickets for the Marriage of Figaro have gone to Stephanie Tucker. Congratulations, Stephanie!

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Euphoric Flight

On  September 11 , Royal City Rag was pleased to welcome Ed Malison (Bass, Sarah Garrett back to the show with Tony Hastings to talk about “Rockin’ with the GSO II” taking place at the River Run Centre on Saturday September 25, 2010 at 8 p.m.

Malison, the show’s producer, will again move from his GSO trumpet to bass guitar and vocals. Returning with the band are John Tonin (guitar and vocals), Dominic Dinino (drums), Tony Hastings (lead vocals), Jessica Cano and Anita Smith (vocals) and Steve Malison (guitars, keyboards, sax, vocals). Amy Wark, also with the GSO, has joined Euphoric Flight and will play keyboards and provide backing vocals. Chris Cigolea will again be Music Director and Carol Sammut returns as Concert Master.

The concert will feature covers of classic pop and rock songs. “35 musicians will share the stage to perform the biggest pop and rock songs, those that have already made a lasting impression on music lovers, for teens to seniors – from Beatles to Heart to Bon Jovi. We’ve done our homework and replaced many of the songs with new ones that are even more powerful.”

To enhance this year’s show, Guelph­-born vocalist and composer Lynzie Kent will be featured vocalist on several of the rock classics. Lynzie will also sing one of her own original compositions, ‘New Red Shoes’.

Malison again hired Dawn Selby from South Africa to arrange all of the pieces for the 2010 concert, and like last year, she will travel to Canada to share in the experience. Glen Keleher will also return as MC. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Addictions Ontario.

For more details on the concert and artists, visit www.rockinwiththegso.com. For more information on Lynzie Kent visit www.lynziekent.com. For more information on the Guelph Symphony Orchestra visit www.guelphorchestra.ca.

Tickets for this event can be purchased from River Run Centre Box Office at 519-­763-­3000.

Listen to the show:

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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Euphoric Flight

Last September, Guelph Symphony Orchestra stalwart Ed Malison achieved a lifelong dream when his rock band Euphoric Flight teamed up with the GSO to play classic rock at the E.L. Fox Auditorium.

This year, “Rockin’ with the GSO” moves to a bigger venue with a show on the River Run Centre main stage on Saturday September 25, 2010 at 8 p.m.

To enhance this year’s show, Guelph­-born vocalist and composer Lynzie Kent will be featured vocalist on several of the rock classics. Lynzie will also sing one of her own original compositions, ‘New Red Shoes’.

Malison, the show’s producer, will again move from his GSO trumpet to bass guitar and vocals. Returning with the band are John Tonin (guitar and vocals), Dominic Dinino (drums), Tony Hastings (lead vocals), Jessica Cano and Anita Smith (vocals) and Steve Malison (guitars, keyboards, sax, vocals). Amy Wark, also with the GSO, has joined Euphoric Flight and will play keyboards and provide backing vocals. Chris Cigolea will again be Music Director and Carol Sammut returns as Concert Master.

The concert will feature covers of classic pop and rock songs. “35 musicians will share the stage to perform the biggest pop and rock songs, those that have already made a lasting impression on music lovers, for teens to seniors – from Beattles to Heart to Bon Jovi. We’ve done our homework and replaced many of the songs with new ones that are even more powerful.”

Malison again hired Dawn Selby from South Africa to arrange all of the pieces for the 2010 concert, and like last year, she will travel to Canada to share in the experience. Glen Keleher will also return as MC. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Addictions Ontario.

For more details on the concert and artists, visit www.rockinwiththegso.com. For more information on Lynzie Kent visit  www.lynziekent.com.  For  more  information  on  the  Guelph Symphony Orchestra visit  www.guelphorchestra.ca.

Tickets for this event can be purchased from River Run Centre Box Office at 519-­763-­3000.

Catch Ed Malison (Bass guitar/Producer) with Tony Hastings (Lead Vocals) and Sarah Garrett (from the GSO) on CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag this Saturday, September 11 between 8-9 a.m.

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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CFRU’s Royal City Rag on June 19 was dedicated to the great Guelph arts and culture scene.

In the first hour, Simon Irving, artistic director of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra joining us to discuss the orchestra’s upcoming 10th season, 2010 – 2011. Tickets can be purchased from the River Run box office, 519-763-3000.

The orchestra is also presenting its 7th Music in the Park outdoor concert on Sunday, June 27 at the Riverside Park Bandshell, beginning at 3 p.m.

The concert, featuring a selection of light classics for the entire family, is entitled “An Afternoon at the Proms”. Expect to hear a varied selection of  the English music you might hear at a Prom concert in London. That means, everything from Elgar to the Beatles. Don’t forget to bring your own lawn chair and rug. Feel free to bring flags, costumes and funny hats!

This is the GSO’s “thank you” to the community for its continuing support. Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. You won’t want to miss it!

Guelph Symphony Orchestra’s Music in the Park
When: Sunday June 27, 2010 at 3 p.m.
Where: Riverside Park Bandshell

Visit the Guelph Symphony Orchestra website, www.guelphorchestra.ca for more information about upcoming performances.

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Culture Vulture Marie Zimmerman on Royal City Rag

In the second hour, we were joined by our culture vulture Marie Zimmerman for our regular monthly chat about the Guelph art scene. This month we focused on Toronto’s Artscape and the mentoring program they are setting up for Guelph, the new Guelph Civic Square and the upcoming Art on the Street on July 17. We also included some cool music from artists appearing at this year’s Hillside Festival. Day tickets are still available for the festival and can be purchased by following the links on the festival website.

One event that we didn’t have a chance to mention is the retirement of Sally Wismer from the Guelph Arts Council after 22 years as Executive Director. To celebrate her contribution to the organization as well as the larger community, the Board of Directors is hosting an informal reception on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street in Guelph.  The public is warmly invited to drop between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to share memories with Sally.  Official remarks will begin at 5.15 p.m.  An RSVP is encouraged.
 
In lieu of gifts, Sally has asked that a fund be created to support Guelph Arts Council in the years ahead.  Anyone wishing to make a contribution towards the fund can visit the Guelph Arts Council website Donations page or contact the office at 519-836-3280 or gac@sentex.net.  Forms will also be available for at the June 29 event.  All contributions are tax receiptable.

Listen to Hour 2:

Music:
Madison Violet, No Fool For Trying from No Fool For Trying
Elisa Randazzo, Can’t Afford My Peace Of Mind from Bruise And Butterflies
James Gordon, Whistlewing from My Stars Your Eyes
Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 (Land Of Hope And Glory) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis Conductor
Elgar, Enigma Variations, No. 9 Nimrod, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis Conductor
Jon Redfern, I Love The Sun from May Be Sometime
Finlay Quaye with William Orbit, Dice from The Epic Years
Grand Analog, Take It Slow (Spaces & Places) from Metropolis Is Burning
Laura Marling, What He Wrote from I Speak Because I Can
Jason Collett, Love Is A Dirty Word from Rat A Tat Tat
Stars, Fixed from The Five Ghosts

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We’ll be spending CFRU’s Royal City Rag on June 19 with the arts.

In the first hour, Simon Irving, artistic director of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra will be joining us to discuss the orchestra’s upcoming season.

The orchestra also presents its 7th Music in the Park outdoor concert on Sunday, June 27 at the Riverside Park Bandshell, beginning at 3 p.m.

The concert, featuring a selection of light classics for the entire family, is entitled “An Afternoon at the Proms”. Expect to hear a varied selection of  the English music you might hear at a Prom concert in London. That means, everything from Elgar to the Beatles.

Visit the Guelph Symphony Orchestra website, www.guelphorchestra.ca for more information about upcoming performances

In the second hour, we’ll be joined by our culture vulture Marie Zimmerman for our regular monthly chat about the Guelph art scene. This month we’ll be focusing on the possibility of Guelph having its own Artscape, the new Guelph Civic Square and the upcoming Art on the Street on July 17.

Should be a great show. As always we’ll wrap the whole thing up with some great music. You won’t want to miss it!

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live , you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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