Upcoming shows for the 2016-17 Season at the Bert Church Live Theatre will be released this summer 2016. We look forward to creating a very memorable season!
John McDermott Trio
Saturday, October 3, 2015
John Charles McDermott is a Scottish-Canadian tenor best known for his rendering of the song "Danny Boy". Since the beginning of his musical career, John has recorded more than 25 albums, three of which have gone platinum while another has reached double platinum status and yet another achieved a triple platinum ranking. His concerts are sell-outs and sales of his albums are brisk. In addition, John is a perennial favourite to sing the National Anthem at Toronto Maple Leafs home games, and he has met five U.S. presidents. He has been nominated for a number of Juno awards and received the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Bob Hope Award for his support for veterans' causes.
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has been a cornerstone of Calgary’s multi-faceted arts community since 1955 and is one of North America’s finest and most versatile live music ensembles. Come out and experience a one hour program with a world-class orchestra in our intimate theatre. Bring the whole family!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Martha is the daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister of acclaimed singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, she spent her childhood immersed in music and often performing with her parents. With a hugely expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha is a beguiling entertainer and a refreshing force in music.
Christine Tassan et les Imposteures
Saturday, November 7, 2015
With support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Pioneers in a domain usually reserved for men and precursors of the gypsy wave that swept across Québec, this all-woman quartet continues to reinvent this timeless music while integrating new ideas and influences with an originality and flair. From standards to original compositions, the Imposteures’ musical arrangements innovate, rejuvenate and leave room for unbridled creativity from four talented and accomplished young women.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style (Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk, and Country). During this 85 minute show, each of the characters ranging from a 19 year old rock prodigy to an 87 year old blues man share their journey with music from discovery to mastery through songs and stories.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Lizzy Hoyt is an award-winning Canadian vocalist and songwriter who also happens to rank among the top Celtic instrumentalists in the country. With the voice of an angel, Lizzy delivers music and stories with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk tradition. She will dazzle you with her talents as a multi-instrumentalist on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, harp and step-dance.
Arrogant Worms – Christmas
Saturday, December 12, 2015
It began as a hobby, making fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly. The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned them fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Princess Leia.
International Guitar Night
Saturday, January 23, 2016
The 2016 edition of IGN, the world’s premier touring guitar festival, brings four interesting and innovative guitarists together to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. San Franciscan guitar poet, Brian Gore, is joined by Lulo Reinhardt, from Germany, carrying on Django’s Gypsy Swing legacy with an added Latin flavour; Mike Dawes, an English virtuoso Fingerstyle guitar player; and German guitar virtuoso Andre Krengel.
Will Stroet - Will's Jams
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Admission $16Get ready to boogie! Will Stroet, the award-winning entertainer and star of Will's Jams on Kids’ CBC television, performs a high-energy and educational show with fun actions and sing-a-long choruses in English and French. Will’s music inspires kids to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in the world. Kids will be cheering for libraries, loving their bikes and rallying for vegetables – all while they’re on their feet and dancing away to Will and his Backyard Band.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
A prolific songwriter and one of Canada’s major talents, Wood released his fifth studio album “The Burning Bright” to debut in the Top 30 Canadian Chart. The album registered a number of firsts for Wood, whose chart-topping 2012 release, the JUNO Award nominated We Were Born To Glory, firmly established him as one of the country’s most accomplished alt-pop singer/songwriters, producers, arrangers and multi-instrumentalists.
Jadea Kelly (opening for Royal Wood)
Blessed with an achingly distinct voice and described by Tom Power from CBC Radio as, “one of the shining jewels in the crown of Canadian songwriters”, Jadea Kelly has recently completed her much anticipated follow up album to the critically acclaimed “Clover”, released in 2013. “Love and Lust”, a powerful new collection of songs, is once again rich with ambient and atmospheric arrangements with lyrics that dig deep and explore unchartered emotional territory.
Grim and Fischer by WONDERHEADS
Sun. February 14, 2016
The Grim Reaper meets his match in Mrs. Fischer, a stubborn senior whose will to live is a force to be reckoned with. Equal parts hilarious and touching, this award winning physical comedy by mask imagineers the WONDERHEADS, is the story of a tenacious granny who comes face to face with the Grim Reaper himself and must put up the fight of her life to escape his definitive grip. Grim and Fischer is performed in full-face mask, a form so magical you will forget your age and marvel in childlike delight.
Recommended age 10-Adult.
Kirby Sewell Band
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Maple Blues Award Winners - New Artist of the Year 2015. Big boss man, Kirby Sewell was born to sing. The Big Blues shouter who stands 6 foot 6, belts out his tunes like the great soul singers of the past. The Kirby Sewell Band is an electrifying Canadian Blues Rock experience. Reaching out with modern interpretations, the five-piece band tells melodic heart pulling stories that come from the depths of an old soul, while breathing new musical life into a genre. Their arrangements are amped up, invigorating and play against the grain.
Calgary Opera - The Magic Flute
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Mozart’s whimsical opera comes to life as Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist ensemble performs The Magic Flute. This fantastical journey through a mythical world is an ideal 45-minute introduction to opera for young audiences in a fully-staged production with piano accompaniment.
Lunch at Allen’s
Saturday, March 19, 2016
This is no ordinary songwriter’s circle. Lunch at Allen’s is an extraordinary musical review starring internationally renowned singer/songwriters Murray McLaughlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas who appear on stage as one, swap stories and perform each other’s songs. Lunch at Allen’s will leave you feeling like you’ve experienced something special as they deliver an intimate evening of music and good-natured humour.
Prairie Mountain Fiddlers
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Back by popular demand! This will be a foot-stomping, toe-tapping afternoon full of good old-time fiddle music. This group plays for the people and for their love of the music. It is just good old-fashioned fun!
Lisa Brokop: The Patsy Cline Project
Friday, April 8, 2016
In addition to featuring many of the hits that Lisa has recorded and performed over the past 20 years, she will transport the audience back to the hey-day of country music with her presentation of Patsy Cline classics. Buoyed by supporting multi-media imagery, Lisa will take the audience on an incredible musical journey featuring some of Patsy Cline’s most memorable songs.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Somewhere on the spectrum between James Taylor and Justin Timberlake, David Myles has truly forged his own path by embracing modern and vintage pop, folk and soul music. His accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. In 2013, Myles co-hosted the East Coast Music Awards show; an honour preceded by multiple wins, including Songwriter of the Year in 2012.
DuffleBag Theatre - Three Musketeers
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Since 1992, the DuffleBag Theatre has been celebrated at festivals and schools. Actors retell the original adaptations of select fairytales and Shakespearean classics with humour and a twist. Before your eyes, audience members join in on the action. This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages where the dream of living a fairy tale comes true!
There are no events for the month of May.