Grace and her supremely talented friends from the Modesto Area have brought us Valentine joy since the turn of the 21st Century. Love songs are on the menu, as well as Grace’s hand-done valentines and sing-a-longs, all salted and peppered by Grace’s charm and wit. Bring your valentine for a special afternoon.
But wait–there’s more!
Following the concert we’re offering a special High Tea event; tea, sandwiches, pastries, wine, and Bibby’s Chocolates–all for only $15. Call the CBS Office (209.571.6060) to order your tickets.
Need more tempting? How about the following lineup?
PASTRIES AND PETIT FOURS: Opera Cake (layers of coffee-soaked almond sponge and mocha buttercreme), Strawberry Moussilne Cake (strawberry gelee, on an almond sponge cake topped with a lite strawberry mousse), Banana Cheese Cake, Chocolatines (chocolate mousse demi spheres coated in chocolate), Apple Rose Tartlet (slices of apple in puff pastry forming a rose blossom), Lemon Tartlets, Strawberry Eclairs (Finger-size eclair, filled with strawberry pastry creme and fresh strawberries), Creme Coronets (puff pastry in a horn shape, filled with light pastry creme and raspberries), and Heart-Shaped French Macaroons.
These delights are catered by David Bradford, formerly of Word of Mouth Baking Company.
Fiery, Flawless, Melodic Blend of Musical Influences
One of Canada’s most talented musicians, Marc Atkinson takes time off from The Bills to return with his Trio, performing music that is melodically captivating, sensually charged, and ferociously, technically awe-inspiring. Marc’s fiery, elegant style is infused with a catchy blend of influences, while he maintains the laidback humor and casual “good time feel” of Canada’s West Coast.
Jessica Leash, cantorial soloist, has the inspirational voice of an angel with the power to soar above a thousand other singers.
During the final concert of the 2014-15 season Jessica will feature a snapshot of the times in which Jewish Renewal came to be, some of its influences, and a taste of what Renewal music brings to contemporary Jewish life with a unique global mix of popular folk songs from the 60’s and 70’s, some gospel, Hassidic niggunim, a group of Yiddish songs, Shlomo Carlebach tunes, some call and response chants, and Reform Jewish tunes by Debbie Friedman. She will be accompanied by Fred Ross-Perry on guitar and Ken Mowrey on percussion.
One of our most popular concerts each season, featuring some of the area’s most talented musical performers. Grace guides and cajoles audiences with her infectious wit and charm through a landscape of romantic and unrequited love songs, an audience sing-a-long, and a surprise or two.
A sparkling Rosè will compliment mouth-watering chocolate and other baked delectables at this Valentine concert’s tea.
His Life, Music, and Influence on the American Musical Theater
River Lights Chorus, the Modesto Area’s award-winning women’s choral group, will highlight the life, music, and influence of Irving Berlin in their performance January 11 at 3:00pm.
The concert will also feature the men’s award-winning groups, Golden Valley Chorus and Velocity Quartet, as well as Young Women in Harmony (young women from Oakdale and Ripon High Schools), and the Temple Singers from Congregation Beth Shalom.
The River Lights segment will be narrated by Rabbi Susan Leider, senior rabbi of Congregation Kohl Shofar in Tiburon. It will explore the Jewish roots of Irving Berlin and how they influenced his 1500-song body of work. The accompanist will be pianist Dan Warshawer, a native of Tel Aviv currently residing in the Sacramento Area.
A chili and cornbread dinner will follow the concert, and the singers invite audience members to enjoy the dinner and a sing-a-long afterglow. Those interested can sing and learn more about participating in the fun of singing contemporary 4-part harmony, no longer limited to straw hats, gartered sleeves, or old-timey sounds.
For more information or tickets contact CBS weekdays from 10:00am-1:00pm at 571-6060. Individual tickets are $15 for seniors and students with valid ID, $20 for adults, $7 for children, and $12 each for groups of 15 or more (only if arranged prior to the weekend of the concert). Individual tickets will be available to purchase at the door. Dinner tickets are $10 each or $5 for children and can be purchased through the Office or at the door, and dinner reservations would also be appreciated.