‘Songs you want to sing!’ set for Nov. 28

Concert will be held completely virtually if needed

Bashaw song night poster

Because sometimes you just want to sing.

That is the reason being a group of local artists coming together (virtually) to give a musical performance, Songs you want to sing! on Nov. 28.

The concert, being hosted by Bashaw United Church, will begin at 7 p.m.

“I’m really looking forward to it, it will be fun,” said Pastor Robin King.

The idea is just to have a fun night with some of the people in town who haven’t been able to get out much and was spurred by Travis Schulte, who was itching for an opportunity to perform, says King.

The number of people allowed to attend the event in-person will depend on current Alberta Health restrictions based on the number of active COVID-19 cases in Camrose County.

However, the event will also be live-streamed for all to watch from the safety and comfort of their homes. The stream will be available on the church’s Facebook page, @bashaw.united.church.

Those wanting to attend in-person will need to register ahead of time because of the limited seating allowed.

Visit https://form.jotform.com/203166253386254 to register. The link can also be found on the churche’s Facebook page.

Viewers are asked to make a donation when they register for the event. All proceeds will be going to support the artists.

The church is not benefiting from the concert, as they “just wanted to provide the space,” said King.

All are local and well-known and some are in bands or perform semi-professionally.

Of the 11 performers, some will be doing solos, and others duets or trios.

A couple of the artists will be doing renditions of Broadway songs, one is doing a Simon and Garfunkel cover, and a few will be performing their own original compositions.

The line up are local talent Andrea Benoit, Ben Wilson, Carrie Domstad, Coleman Miller, Eric Anderson, Holly Chappell-Benoit, Ty Wilson, Travis Schulte, Taegen Domstad, Mark Isleifson and Nadja Sawula-Brown.

Most, if not all, of the lineup are, or have been involved with the community theatre group. They all know each other and work well together, says King.

If the restrictions become more stringent by the night of the show, they will look at a couple of options to hold it another way, says King, such as no in-person viewers, and having the artists come to the church separately to pre-record their performances.

One way or another, the show should go on, unless a member of the group tests positive for COVID-19.

Rehearsals had begun for the theatre group’s annual show in November, which was not able to happen, and now the group is hopeful it may be able to go forward in the spring.

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