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Conductor Bob Kennedy


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Special Free Concert & Multicultural Presentation To Celebrate Canada 150
Be sure to arrive early for this exciting concert. Space is limited, and seating is First-come, First-served

2.oo pm June 18th 2017 at Beal Secondary School

Something To Sing About...

It’s a given: birthdays are something to sing about. But a 150 thbirthday calls for pulling out all the stops, such as beating a drum, tooting horns, and clashing cymbals. How about singing with a live band?

All that and more occurs when the London Concert Band celebrates Canada’s Sesquicentennial. “Most likely, many of the 36 million of us plan to do something special on the big day”, says conductor, Robert Kennedy. “But LCB’s musicians are providing FREE entertainment to all Londoners to mark this august moment in our nation’s history.” Mr. Kennedy adds, “A capacity crowd singing the updated version of the Ontario song, led by the “Twelve” from the Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts, makes for an awesome takeaway for all”.

With Glowing Hearts: Canada 150 features a program celebrating the country’s music and diversity.Acting as Master of Ceremonies is the Artistic Director of The Grand Theatre in London, Dennis Garnhum. Concurrent with the LCB’s premiere performance of a medley of the legendary music of Londoner, Guy Lombardo, and his Royal Canadians, Mr. Garnhum will introduce Lombardo family members in the audience. Aaron Bell, Ojibway Storyteller, is speaking of the history of the drum. Guest folk musicians, Jane Carmichael and Kevin Kennedy, are singing their arrangement of a Canadian favorite with the band; Sir John A. Macdonald Public School’s Nepali and Bhutanese dancers are featured performers; and the “Percussion Trio” is sure to make a forceful impact. There’s also a stunning and celebratory collection of H. B. Beal student art on exhibit, under the direction of Head of Visual Art Jeff Heene.

With Glowing Hearts: Canada 150, is made possible by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports’s Ontario 150 Community Celebration Fund. Deb Matthews, MPP London North Centre adds, “Our government is pleased to support organizations, like the London Concert Band, which are proudly celebrating our country’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation. This concert is a wonderful opportunity to bring people together to celebrate our history and diverse culture.”

With Glowing Hearts: Canada 150 takes place in London’s historic Beal Auditorium, 525 Dundas Street on June 18, downbeat at 2 pm. What better way to celebrate Canada’s birthday than with an admission-free concert? It’s something to sing about!