There are two performances and, like all festival events, there is guaranteed seating for all. Performances are professionally staged and lit to ensure maximum enjoyment.
Con Brio Sun Peaks 2018 Gala Concert
Formative years spent singing in the churches of the South give Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Khari McClelland, (from Ralls, Texas, Alexandria, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan respectively) a sound with an authentic edge and a tight harmony that only comes with experience. Their core message of social justice draws inspiration from the quartet and jubilee groups of the 30s and 40s, the ongoing themes of the civil rights movement and the popular songs and jazz standards from the Great American Songbook.
Percussionist Martin Fisk
has performed across Canada and the US playing a wide variety of musical styles including orchestral, jazz, chamber, rock, theatre, klezemer, world music and musical theatre. He refined his skills under the tutelage of John Rudolph and Sal Ferreras playing classical, contemporary and world music and has played with the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Opera and Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestras, Vancouver New Music, Red Shift Music Society and Gamelan Gong Gita Asmara. Martin is a member of the Fringe Group percussion ensemble and had the privilege to study gamelan music with Cudamani in Bali, Indonesia.
DR. ALEXANDER CANNON & THE CASCADES BRASS QUINTET
Al Cannon & Malcolm Aiken – trumpet
Ellen Marpole – trombone
Holly Bryan – french horn
Katherine Neale – tuba
The founding ensemble came to the professional scene at the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California in 2005, where they claimed the top prize for woodwind and brass performance. Cascades members have performed in ensembles and as featured soloists all over the globe, including locally with the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Turning Point Ensemble, Tanga, Touch of Brass Tentet, the Hard Rubber Orchestra, The Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, and various chamber ensembles.