Sunday, February 11, 2007
Pre-Performance VIP Reception and Silent Auction at 3:00 P.M. (ticket rates $75.00 per person)
Performance at 5:00 P.M. (advance ticket rates $25.00, door admission $30.00)
Toronto, ON – “Such a Melodious Racket” brings over 90 performers together for an unforgettable event. It is narrated by actor Conrad Coates and features the extraordinary talents of Jackie Richardson, 2005 National Jazz Award recipients Kollage, Billy Newton-Davis, along with Saidah Baba Talibah (Salome Bey’s daughter), John Arpin, Kamil Dewhurst, Tap Troupe – Funk Factory, Hip Hop Troupe – Thrive! Entertainment, African dance and percussion ensemble – Ngoma, Hameed, “Pan Piper” Shaqq, Toronto Song Lovers and Norbert Botos.
St. Christopher House Music School is just one of the programs offered by St. Christopher House which has been in operation for over 90 years playing an important role in the lives of thousands of people with six locations in the West end of Toronto. St. Christopher House Music School is committed to providing professional, affordable lessons to these communities and to further subsidize lessons for low – income families enabling access to all regardless of income.
The Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund in association with The Brandon Street Community Development Foundation is offered to applicants in recognition of their achievements and to assist them in their musical education. It is open to students between the ages of 15 and 25 years who are enrolled in a jazz program, are graduates of a secondary school or in full-time attendance at a post-secondary institution, maintaining academic excellence and contributing to their community in an active manner.
All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Christopher House Music School and The Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund in association with The Brandon Street Community Development Foundation.
“Such a Melodious Racket” - Directed and Produced by Rudy Webb and Archie Alleyne
Added by empressbunny on February 2, 2007