It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas for local group, The Roxanne Delage Band, now in rehearsal for their upcoming Christmas concert, An Acoustic Christmas, to be held in the foyer at Aultsville Theatre.
Your Arts Council of Cornwall and Counties (YAC) director, Bruce Davis, approached Delage about performing at a council sponsored art exhibit, held there, earlier this fall. She was unavailable at the time, but pitched the idea of a Christmas concert.
“I thought the space would be perfect for a show like that,” said Delage. “Bruce was very receptive to the idea.”
“YAC is excited to provide, with Aultsville Theatre, the space for Roxanne’s holiday performance,” said Davis, who invites other artistic collaborations of the same. “Creating this opportunity with Roxanne and Aultsville Theatre is what we like to do, and are looking forward to the show in December.”
“I’m always happy to dust off my Christmas song books every year,” said Delage. “It’s the music that is my most cherished holiday tradition.”
The evening will include an eclectic variety of Christmas and holiday music, both traditional and contemporary, such as What Child is This, The Christmas Song, Blue Christmas (of course), Another Year Has Gone By, All I Want for Christmas, and the re-release of the band’s original, Christmas Night… among many others.
“There’s going to be something for everyone, blues, rock, country and classical. Audience participation will be highly encouraged.”
The program will also include a few originals from the CD, The Way I Am, and from the upcoming CD, to be released later in 2015.
“I’m so happy to have my three fabulous musicians, accompanying me,” said Delage. “Jim Sharp, on drums, Marc Carrière, on flute and percussion and of course, my right hand man, Rod Robillard, on guitar; these guys are the best.”
An Acoustic Christmas with The Roxanne Delage Band will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 pm, in the foyer at Aultsville Theatre. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Cornwall Civic Complex box office, at the door, or by calling Bruce Davis, at 1-888-405-7922.