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Musicians Come Together for Community Celebration
SHERBROOKE, October 30, 2014 – Townshippers’ Association announces the next of its 35th anniversary celebrations with Townships Expressions in Concert taking place at Bandeen Hall, Bishop’s University on Saturday, November 15.
Helping the Association to celebrate more than three decades as a non-profit community organization serving the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships, are renowned local musicians Amos Joannides and Sarah Biggs who will share their unique artistry and sounds.
An initiative of Townshippers’ Association, Townships Expressions offers local artists greater visibility and the sales of items such as books, music, videos and graphic arts items. The collection of more than 100 items is available both online at Townshippers.org and in both of Townshippers’ offices at 257 Queen Street in Sherbrooke and at 584 Knowlton Road in Lac-Brome.
Supported by Canadian Heritage and the Ville de Sherbrooke, Borough of Lennoxville, Townships Expressions in Concert aims to celebrate the musicians in the Expressions collection.
Amos Joannides has been performing and song writing since his early teens. After travelling and performing at locations around the world, Amos returned to Montreal and put his signature sound – using his looping pedal masterfully, laying down complex harmonies, soloing and beat-boxing – to the albums “My Name is Amos” then “I want to see you smile,” Amos successfully crowdfunded his third album which is currently in production.
Sarah Biggs taste and musical experience ranges from folk to country to jazz. Originally from Dunham, Sarah settled in West Brome after travelling across the country for more than a decade. The albums “Ruled by Emotion”, “Rising Sign” were recorded in Ontario and every element of production on Sarah’s third album “Surface Tension” was completed in the Eastern Townships. Her artistic exploration has included song writing for an original stage production (Ourstory) to collaborating on a WWII era, Andrew Sister’s style trio.
Along with catching Amos and Sarah’s not to be missed exploration of styles, mixed melodies and acoustic folk, the concert will give ticket holders a rare and intimate opportunity to meet and mingle with these home-grown performers during a special pre-concert reception at 5:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors. Purchase online at TownshipsExpressions2014.eventbrite.ca or from Townshippers’ Sherbrooke office, at 257 Queen Street, 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, reservations are recommended. Tickets will not be sold at Bishop’s University or at Centennial Theatre’s box office.
About Townshippers’ Association
Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization focused on promoting and supporting the interests of the English-speaking minority community of the historical Eastern Townships since 1979. Through a variety of initiatives, Townshippers’ works to strengthen the community and culture of English-speaking Townshippers, open doors of opportunity for youth and promote access to health, social and other services in English.
For more on the Association and its activities, connect online at Townshippers.org or contact Townshippers’ head office in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717 (toll free: 1-866-566-5717) or branch office in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd. 450-242-4421 (toll free: 1-877-242-4421).
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