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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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Guelph M.P. Frank Valeriote

Royal City Rag will be back on CFRU 93.3fm this coming weekend with a busy show featuring a follow up interview with Guelph M.P. Frank Valeriote (complete with his Movember moustache) and a visit from The Working Week‘s Scotty Hertz to update us on the Wood’s Site/Downtown redevelopment plan and the 2nd Canadian Labour International Film Festival taking place at the Guelph and District Labour Council, 141 Woolwich Street, (Matrix Building, Woolwich and Eramosa) on November 28 at 2.00 p.m.

Later in the show we’ll chat by phone with Linda Beaupre Conductor and Artistic Director of the Guelph Youth Singers about their annual seasonal concert This Frosty Tide at St. George’s Anglican Church on December 4 at 7.30 p.m.

As usual we’ll wrap it all up with some great music. It promises to be a great show; you won’t want to miss it!

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 Youth Singers

Guelph Youth Singers present their annual seasonal concert This Frosty Tide 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.

The 76 choristers, aged six through 18, will be accompanied throughout the evening by instrumentalists on flute, violin, percussion, tone chimes, other percussion, and, of course, organ and piano. This is a heartwarming evening for the entire family.

Founded in 1991 and now celebrating its 20th year, Guelph Youth Singers has reached national prominence through provincial and national awards at the Canadian Federation of Music Festivals.  They have released three CDs of their work  including a brand-new anniversary release entitled Into the Breeze.

GYS is always looking for new choristers who love to sing.  Choristers enjoy the chance to learn to sing well, to read music, to do drama workshops, to perform…and to enjoy the company of other talented youth.  Auditions are now being scheduled for entry into January 2011 season.  Audition appointments are designed to give the child a “mini lesson” and an enjoyable experience. Singers are invited to enter the choir in September and in January. Prospective choristers and their parents are welcomed to contact the GYS office at 519-821-8574 for more information, to watch a rehearsal, or to register for an audition.

For more information, visit the GYS website at  www.guelphyouthsingers.com.

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

Linda Beaupre, Conductor and Artistic Director of the Guelph Youth Singers will be one of our guests during the second hour of Royal City Rag (9-10 a.m.) on Saturday November 27 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 Youth Singers (Photo: Guelph Youth Singers)

The award-winning choirs of Guelph Youth Singers present their annual spring concert, Whistle While You Work, a lighthearted exploration of work and leisure on June 5 at The River Run Centre.

The four choirs, with 90 singers aged six through eighteen, will include a variety of appealing selections designed to showcase their outstanding singing talent and to provide an evening of excellent entertainment.  Songs of carpenters, clowns, goatherds, sailors, and pirates will mix with art song and madrigal.  Special highlights will be a choreographed set of cowboy songs (think hats!)  and the senior choristers presenting Manhattan Transfer’s “Operator.”

Founded in 1991, Guelph Youth Singers have reached national prominence through provincial and national awards, most recently winning two first place awards in the 2009 Canadian Federation of Music Festivals at the national level.  Their two solo CDs are sold throughout North America and are regularly played on Canadian radio stations.

The annual spring concert is the major event of the spring season for Guelph Youth Singers, and will follow a tour in late May by Choir III to Whistler, BC where they will be hosted by the Whistler Children’s Chorus.

GYS is always looking for new choristers who love to sing.  Choristers enjoy the chance to learn to sing well, to read music, to do drama workshops, to perform…and to enjoy the company of other talented youth.  Guelph Youth Singers is seeking new members for its award-winning choirs I, II and III. Guelph Youth Singers is holding auditions in May and June for entry in September 2010.

If you’d like your child to be part of Guelph Youth Singers, or you’d like more information on the organization, please contact Cathy Meggison at 519-821-8574 or send an e-mail message to admin@guelphyouthsingers.com.

Whistle While You Work
Where:  River Run Centre
When:  Saturday, June 5 at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets:  River Run Centre box office at 519-763-3000. Adults $25 / Students & Seniors $19/eyeGO.org

Want to win tickets to the show?

We have TWO pairs of TWO tickets to give away (a $50 value). To win the tickets, all you need to do is answer the following simple question:

When was the Guelph Youth Singers founded?

Send your answer to info@royalcityrag.ca.

Good luck!

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Guelph Youth Singers (Photo: Guelph Youth Singers)

Royal City Rag on May 22 had a little bit of everything. After an unavoidable absence last week, we announced the return of the live show with a beautiful three strong set featuring Runrig, Richie Havens and Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter Don Amero.

Don Amero will at the Roxy in Acton on May 29 for a show with MJ Dandenau, Storyteller Brad Woods, and Nabi Loney ($10 at the door).

Later in the first hour we were pleased to join Linda Beaupre, Artistic  Director of the award-winning Guelph Youth Singers on the phone for a chat about their annual spring concert, Whistle While You Work, a light-hearted exploration of work and leisure on June 5 at The River Run Centre.

The concert will feature a variety of selections designed to showcase their outstanding singing talent.  Songs of carpenters, clowns, goatherds, sailors, and pirates will mix with artsong and madrigal.  Special highlights will be a choreographed set of cowboy songs (think hats!)  and the senior choristers presenting Manhattan Transfer’s “Operator.”

Founded in 1991, Guelph Youth Singers have reached national prominence through provincial and national awards, most recently winning two first place awards in the 2009 Canadian Federation of Music Festivals at the national level.

The annual spring concert is the major event of the spring season for Guelph Youth Singers, and will follow a tour in late May by Choir III to Whistler, BC where they will be hosted by the Whistler Children’s Chorus.

GYS is always looking for new choristers who love to sing.  Choristers enjoy the chance to learn to sing well, to read music, to do drama workshops, to perform…and to enjoy the company of other talented youth.  Guelph Youth Singers is seeking new members for its award-winning choirs I, II and III. Guelph Youth Singers is holding auditions in May and June for entry in September 2010.

If you’d like your child to be part of Guelph Youth Singers, or you’d like more information on the organization, please contact Cathy Meggison at 519-821-8574 or send an e-mail message to admin@guelphyouthsingers.com.

Whistle While You Work
Where: River Run Centre
When: Saturday, June 5 at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets: River Run Centre box office at 519-763-3000. Adults $25 / Students & Seniors $19/eyeGO.org

Royal City Rag has a pair of tickets to give away for the concert. If you’d like to get the tickets, answer this very simple question:  When was Guelph Youth Singers founded? Send you answer to info@royalcityrag.ca. Good luck!

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In the second hour of the show, Carin Headrick from Guelph Barrier Free Committees joined us to discuss National Access Awareness Week.

With the introduction of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), businesses and non-profit organizations are being faced with the task of complying with a new set of legal obligations.

The Committee will be handing out resource packages at Stone Road Mall on Thursday, May 27 between 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. by the “Chapters entrance”.

The resource package will help businesses develop their own Customer Service policy, and representatives of the Guelph Barrier Free Committees will also be available to answer questions and concerns related to the AODA and the changes that organizations will be facing in the near future.

Community members will have the opportunity to try out one of the City of Guelph’s low-floor buses.  There will also be an opportunity to learn about the activities of the Barrier Free Committees, and speak to representatives from community organizations about services and support available.

Listen to Hour 2:

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Music:
Runrig, Maymorning from In Search Of Angels
Richie Havens, Back To My Roots from That Cold Black Magic (Compilation)
Don Amero, Life from Deepening
Tracey Thorn, Oh, The Divorces! from Love And The Opposite
Ingrid Gatin, How Did I Get So? from Broken Tambourine
Guelph Youth Singers, Song Of Our City from Song Of Our City
Guelph Youth Singers, Wood River from Wind In Our Sails
Colin Hay, Waiting For My Real Life To Begin from Going Somewhere
Li’l Andy, The Best I Could from All Who Thirst, Come to the Waters!
Eddi Reader, What You Do With What You’ve Got from Mirmana (With The Patron Saints Of imperfection)
Mary Chapin Carpenter, A Place In The World from A Place In The World
Stevie Wonder, Place In The Sun from Love Songs 20 Classic Hits

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Guelph Youth Singers (Photo: Guelph Youth Singers)

We’re pleased to welcome Linda Beaupre, Artistic  Director of the award-winning Guelph Youth Singers to Royal City Rag on May 22.

The four choirs of Guelph Youth Singers present their annual spring concert, Whistle While You Work, a light-hearted exploration of work and leisure on June 5 at The River Run Centre. The concert will feature a variety of selections designed to showcase their outstanding singing talent.  Songs of carpenters, clowns, goatherds, sailors, and pirates will mix with artsong and madrigal.  Special highlights will be a choreographed set of cowboy songs (think hats!)  and the senior choristers presenting Manhattan Transfer’s “Operator.”

Founded in 1991, Guelph Youth Singers have reached national prominence through provincial and national awards, most recently winning two first place awards in the 2009 Canadian Federation of Music Festivals at the national level.

The annual spring concert is the major event of the spring season for Guelph Youth Singers, and will follow a tour in late May by Choir III to Whistler, BC where they will be hosted by the Whistler Children’s Chorus.

GYS is always looking for new choristers who love to sing.  Choristers enjoy the chance to learn to sing well, to read music, to do drama workshops, to perform…and to enjoy the company of other talented youth.  Guelph Youth Singers is seeking new members for its award-winning choirs I, II and III. Guelph Youth Singers is holding auditions in May and June for entry in September 2010.

In the second hour of the show, Carin Headrick from Guelph Barrier Free Committees will be joining us to discuss National Access Awareness Week.

With the introduction of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), businesses and non-profit organizations are being faced with the task of complying with a new set of legal obligations.

The Committee will be handing out resource packages at Stone Road Mall on Thursday, May 27 between 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. by the “Chapters entrance”.

The resource package will help businesses develop their own Customer Service policy, and representatives of the Guelph Barrier Free Committees will also be available to answer questions and concerns related to the AODA and the changes that organizations will be facing in the near future.

Community members will have the opportunity to try out one of the City of Guelph’s low-floor buses.  There will also be an opportunity to learn about the activities of the Barrier Free Committees, and speak to representatives from community organizations about services and support available.

Sounds like a great show. As always there will be a fare share of cool music to start your day. You won’t want to miss it!

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 7-9 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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Culture Vultures, Daniel and Lynn were back in the studio for our monthly trip around the Guelph Art Scene on May 6. Great fun, as usual. There must have been something in the air as we were decidedly giddy this time around. Cool music, fun events. Hope you enjoy it.

This month we had one special group pick, Harry Manx Helps Sue. Blues Guitarist Harry Manx will be back in Guelph for a special concert for good friend of Royal City Rag, Sue Richards. Sue is battling Parkinson’s Disease. As an artist she doesn’t have the benefit of the health insurance policy those of us more fortunate often take for granted.

The show takes place at Guelph Little Theatre on June 13  at 7.30 p.m.  Also on the bill: Tannis Slimmon & the Uplifters, Brenda McMorrow, Jessy Bell-Smith, with emcee Jane Miller, magic by Ben Caesar, piano by Jeremy Shute and a photo exhibition by the Guelph Photo Club. Tickets are available at Wild Rose 519-763-2233, Ground Floor Music 519-827-1444 or online at www.helpingfriends.ca.

You can learn more about our individual picks for the month below.

Daniel’s Picks:

Lynn’s Picks:

 

Jan’s Picks:

Music:
Harry Manx, Goodtime Charlie from Harry Manx and Friends Live At The Glen Gould Studio
Jenn Grant, I’ve Got The Two Of You from Echoes
Ian Reid, Sunday Blue from Tiger School

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