November 2016

Winter Concert Series– North Shore Celtic Ensemble Presents:
Saturday November 19, 7:30 pm  - 'A Seasonal Jam' at the Terry Fox Theatre in Coquitlam Purchase Tickets
Saturday November 26, 7:30 pm  - 'A Seasonal Jam' at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver Purchase Tickets
Sunday December 4, 7:30 pm - A Celtic Christmas at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Sunday December 18, 2:00 pm - A Celtic Christmas at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple RIdge

Other NSCE Events
Saturday January  28, 2017 - Lions Gate Sinfonia a String Extravaganza with special guests NSCE at Centennial Theatre - Purchase Tickets
A Sample of Upcoming Community Concerts - check out the NSCE website for what is behind our ever evolving 'Community Concerts Series'
Thursday December 1, 6:30 pm - The Junior Ensemble plays 'Honour a Life Celebration' at the West Vancouver United Church
Saturday December 10, 2:00 pm - Strings&Things play North Shore Hospice
Friday December 16, 7:00 pm - Strings&Things and the senior ensemble play at 'Pink for Christmas', a fundraiser for Team Finn at the Kay Meek Theatre Purchase Tickets

In summer 2016, twenty players from the Senior NSCE traveled to the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland.  The players were accompanied by Claude Giguère and Jay Knutson, the artistic directors and founders of the NSCE, as well as rhythm musician Will Ross and parent chaperones.  After the 8-day festival concluded in late July, the entire group headed further north to the Isle of Skye.  Musical highlights of the trip included collaborations with Ghanian drummers, performing at the Skye summer festival and the gala finale performance of the Aberdeen World Youth Festival at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.  The trip schedule was fast paced and a bit hectic as most days included a rehearsal and a concert in addition to sightseeing and travel to and from venues.  Although the trip ended all too quickly, the players have fond memories and new musical additions to the repertoire of the NSCE.
NSCE players in formal concert attire prior to performing at the Variety Gala at His Majesties Theater in Aberdeen
NSCE players performing on the main stage at the Skye Festival - Isle of Skye Scotland
NSCE players relaxing outside University of Aberdeen Chapel after performing with Ghanaian drummers at the World Youth Festival opening reception on July 28 2016
Congratulations to Artistic Director Claude Giguère for receiving the Outstanding Supporter of Youth Award from the City of North Vancouver.  This award recognizes a mentor or agency that has provided exceptional support and services to youth.  We've known how wonderful he is for years - it's nice to see him recognized publicly.


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John Dawson  -  President

Paula Burgerjon  -  Vice-President

Laurie MacNeill  -  Treasurer

Alison Roberts  -  Secretary

Rob Holt  -  Director

Julia Rowlands  -  Director

Bill Schatz  -  Director

Claudia Viviani  -  Director
North Shore Celtic Ensemble
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