All performances are at 7:30 PM at The Sky Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
- The Barra MacNeils ×The Barra MacNeils
One of the most beloved concerts on the seasonal circuit, the Barra MacNeils Christmas shows always feature a highly entertaining brand of traditional seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories and new musical twists; stamped with their lush harmonies and intricate instrumental stylings. Their show has been touring nationally, as well as in America, for years to sold-out houses. Fans can look forward to classic favourites including: Oh Holy Night, Ave Maria, A Christmas in Killarney and Auld Lang Syne as well as some comedy, seasonal stories, music, singing, dance and memories that will extend beyond the season and last a lifetime.
Co-sponsored by: Pioneer Co-op and Vision Care Clinic
- Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra ×Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra
Paying homage to one of the greatest musicians of all time, the Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is a 9-piece ensemble performing the hits penned by the legend himself. Formed by Musical Director John Gray, bassist and leader on the Calgary Jazz scene who toured with the Ray Charles Orchestra, the ensemble of the city's finest musicians recreate the one-of-a-kind sound of Ray Charles and perform such hits as 'Georgia On My Mind', 'Mary Anne', 'Hit the Road Jack' and 'Let the Good Times Roll', among them. Featuring Grammy Award Winner Donald Ray Johnson on vocals, the group includes a solid rhythm section, a killer horn section and two backup singers known as the "Donald Raylettes" .
Exclusive sponsor: Anderson & Company Law Firm
- Eric Harper×Eric Harper
Award Winning Flamenco Guitarist Eric Harper creates not only a unique sound all his own but his music is melodically entrancing, virtuosically ferocious and harmonically soul-stirring to the core. Eric Harper is an exotic fusion of Rock and Flamenco. Think Dave Matthews meets the Gypsy Kings. Not only can his hands move like lightning like the Gypsy Kings but his voice is smooth, velvety and invokes a strength that moves even the biggest music skeptic. Eric has four CDs that reflect his many styles: The Best of Eric Harper, A Very Timely Christmas, Rompera Madrugada and Ribeira.
Co-sponsored by: SIGA
- Prairie Debut Presents: Duo Milot & Bareil ×Prairie Debut Presents: Duo Milot & Bareil
The relationship of the performers and their passion for the music played is the foundation of Duo Milot & Bareil. Performing Duos & Duels, this unique program highlights the dynamics between the violin and harp. A couple on stage and in life, harpist Valérie Milot and violinist Antoine Bareil offer performances marked by exceptional artistry and intimate connection. While some works pair the instruments as a beautifully intertwined duo, other works pit them in an artistic battle of virtuosity. In English or French, the duo takes time to explain the instruments, tell stories about the music, and share anecdotes about their own experiences.
Co-sponsored by: CKSW & Edith and Neil Gibbings
- Canada’s Ballet Jörgen ×Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
Bouffonia - an evening of contemporary and classical works.
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen loves to share their creativity with Canadians in the communities in which they live. Creation of new ballets is at the heart of why Canada’s Ballet Jörgen was formed over 25 years ago. Since then we have supported the development of 196 new works by 78 choreographers. Bouffonia marked the return of acclaimed Canadian choreographer Robert Desrosiers in 2013 after a decade-long absence from dance creation. Known as one of the country’s most imaginative choreographers, his new work bears his unmistakable hallmark; the surreal spectacle is an exciting example of the special genre of dance-theatre Desrosiers established during his career. Bouffonia features fantastical sets, props and costumes and includes many acrobatic dance elements.
Co-sponsored by: The Dance Studio and The Backstage Dance Company
- Fortunate Ones×Fortunate Ones
After generating impressive momentum on his own, Newfoundland’s Andrew James O'Brien found the perfect accelerant to add to his musical fire in vocalist/instrumentalist, Catherine Allan. Together, they are the Fortunate Ones. Andrew and Catherine’s earnest blend of acoustic folk/ pop and roots has been gaining them significant critical and popular praise. Bare-bones arrangements and delicate, quietly assured harmony, make their live shows so endearing and memorable. They perform with the open-heartedness of two people that live the songs that they sing; the vulnerability and closeness between Andrew and Catherine is palpable on stage during each and every performance, in effect positioning the audience as the Fortunate Ones.
Co-sponsored by: Standard Motors and Magic 97.1
- Jake's Gift with Swift Current Jazz Orchestra×Jake's Gift with Swift Current Jazz Orchestra
Jake’s Gift is a surprisingly funny drama that tells the story of a Canadian WW2 veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France, for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. While roaming the shores of Juno Beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious ten-year-old from the local village whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long ignored ghosts – most notably, the wartime death of his eldest brother, Chester, a once promising young musician.
At its heart, Jake's Gift is about the legacy of remembrance and makes personal the story behind one soldier’s grave. Since 2007, Juno Productions has toured this multi-award winning play to over 200 communities across Canada including international stops in the US, UK and to Normandy, France, for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day!
The Swift Current Jazz Orchestra is a community-based non-profit jazz ensemble which showcases the talents of local musicians. The orchestra showcases five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets and a four-piece rhythm section which create a traditional Big Band sound.
Co-sponsored by: Stark & Marsh and Décor Complete
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Regular Subscription Price
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A limited number of subscriptions will be available starting on August 15 and any remaining single tickets will be $45.00 and will be available by visiting ticketpro.ca or calling 1-888-655-9090.|
Ticket prices includes GST.
Swift Current Allied Arts Council's GST registration number is R123094732.