Roy and Rosemary in concert

Several special guests at event on May 8

Piano/violin duo Roy and Rosemary.

Piano/violin duo Roy and Rosemary.

A “To Mom, with Love” concert at Central Heights Church in Abbotsford on Friday, May 8 features the piano/violin duo Roy and Rosemary.

The duo have entertained audiences at places such as Carnegie Hall, the Vatican, and the Vancouver and Beijing Olympics.

They have also shared the stage with renowned artists such as the Canadian Tenors, Marie Osmond, the Rankin Family and Christopher Cross.

Recently, Roy and Rosemary released their debut album, Once Upon a Dream.

The pair use a top-of-the-line Fazioli piano and a 300-year-old European violin to perform with a symphony and the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir, bringing to life arrangements of both familiar and contemporary melodies with a highly cinematic influence.

Their performance includes on-the-spot improvisations and diverse styles such as pop, gospel and jazz.

The concert also features special guests jazz and pop singer/songwriter Amanda Wood, Vancouver Island Symphony concertmaster Calvin Dyck, gospel/R&B recording artist Warren Dean Flandez, and international conductor and violinist Robert Rozek.

The opening act is award-winning child prodigy piano duo Ray Zhang and Xinyi Wang.

Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Spartan Foundation in support of Trinity Western University Spartan Athletics mission trips.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. at Central Heights Church (1661 McCallum Rd.). Tickets are $25 (plus fees) and are available at House of James, King’s Music in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, and Trinity Western bookstore in Langley.

They are also available online at RoyandRosemary.eventbrite.ca, and limited VIP tickets can be purchased by emailing info@spartanfoundation.ca or calling 604-613-7710.