Abbotsford’s Calvin Dyck, director and producer of the well-known Songs, Strings and Steps concerts, is presenting a three-part series, starting next month.
“We are presenting three concerts this year as a series,” said Dyck. “People in the community have been encouraging us to do this and they are thrilled about the discount that comes for ticket buyers – about 15 per cent.”
Daniel Bolshoy/Calvin Dyck – Passionate Strings
The first show is on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the South Abbotsford Church, 32424 Huntingdon Rd. It’s an evening with Daniel Bolshoy, a Canadian classical guitarist.
“Daniel will be performing Joaquin Rodrigo’s popular Fantasia para un Gentilhombre. I am really impressed with his ability as a guitarist,” said Dyck.
Joining him on stage will be Dyck, playing violin, embracing the elements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
The Canada West Chamber Orchestra will join them, along with members of the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra.
Songs Strings & Steps Christmas
On Dec. 20 and 21 at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd., this year’s Song, Strings and Steps is taking place. The production, A Christmas Tale, will feature the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir and gospel group Father’s Daughter.
“This concert has become an annual sold-out tradition,” said Dyck. “We are doing a number of tunes composed by the popular fiddle group Barrage, arranged by Dean Marshall – they will be a hit for sure with fantastic energy in their sound!”
Songs Strings & Steps – Hits from Broadway
For the 12th consecutive year, the variety show Hits from Broadway, will take place.
On April 13 and 14 at the Abbotsford Art Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, the show will be packed with entertainment, featuring the music of Broadway in a Cirque-like show.
“We will have the usual collaboration with local dancers, singers, acrobats, skippers, musicians, props, costumes – and surprises,” said Dyck.
Series subscriptions are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for adult are $60, seniors are $55 and student are $30.
To preview the concerts, visit YouTube.com and type in Abbotsford Youth Orchestra.