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Jazzworkz concert celebrates Burt Bacharach

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Feb 05, 2014 - 11:54 AM |
Vocalists Hilary Welch and Joe Reda, accompanied by the Borealis Quartet, will perform the works of Burt Bacharach Feb. 8.

The concert is part of the Jazzworkz series, supporting the Joan Mantle Music Trust, which purchases new instruments for Rainbow District School Board schools.

The “Close to You” concert takes place starting at 8 p.m. at St. Peter's United Church on York Street.

Bacharach is an American singer–songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. He is a six-time Grammy award winner and a three-time Academy Award winner.

This concert will celebrate his extensive catalogue of popular songs, many of which were composed to complement the lyrics of the legendary Hal David, a press release said.

Featured selections such as “Alfie,” “The Look of Love” or “What the World Needs Now” are just a few of Bacharach’s most popular songs, many of which continue to be performed by the recording artists of today.

“We are fortunate to be able to showcase some of Sudbury’s incredible musical talent in this series, and with the addition of Hilary Welch and Joe Reda, we have two great singers that will bring the songs to life,” said concert producer Jack Broumpton.

“Both of our guests are well known in the Sudbury musical community.”

Welch is an experienced and versatile performer who has been featured at the Jazz Sudbury Festival and teaches jazz voice at Laurentian University. Reda is a respected educator whom many will recognize from the annual Christmas Telethon productions.

Accompanying the singers will be the Borealis Quartet of Allan Walsh (saxophone), Tony Simpkin (piano and arranger), Brian Quebec (bass) and Jack Broumpton (percussion).

Admission is $10 for students and $20 for adults. Tickets are available at Hair to Live For in the Cedar Pointe Mall. Tickets can also be reserved by phoning 705-669-1241 or picked up the door.

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