Welcome to the Friday Night Live guest line up. Our spring 2020 lineup is shaping up to be one of our best yet. As guests are confirmed we will be adding them to this page. Don't forget to sign up for our weekly newsletter so that you never miss your favourite guests.
December 6th - Sweet Scarlet
The production team thrilled to have Sweet Scarlet for the Christmas show. Sweet Scarlet is made up of six friends who love a cappella music. With a background in choral music and a love for pop classics and contemporary favourites, Sweet Scarlet defines the genre of choral fusion by singing a wide range of unique and exciting music from around the globe.
Check Out Sweet Scarlet’s web site here
Check out of Sweet Scarlet’s videos here
January 17, 2020 - Chris Ronald
Influenced by countless British and North American artists of the 60s onward, Ronald’s music has been described as “Canadian folk with British roots.” Ronald first got hooked on songwriting at age 15 when he put to music a poem he wrote in high school, but he only started to go public in his thirties after emigrating to Canada from England. In recent years, Ronald’s “keenly luxuriant voice and immaculate songcraft” have won him numerous accolades including a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for his Timeline album. 2017 saw Ronald’s fourth album, Fragments, released on esteemed Canadian folk label Borealis Records ahead of national and international tour dates. In live performance, Chris draws on his abilities as a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician to deliver a unique and captivating show.
February 14, 2020 - Beverley Elliott
Beverley Elliott is a Canadian actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for playing the role of Granny in Once Upon a Time, Maggie Krell in Harper's Island, Brick Bannerman in Kingdom Hospital and Sally Duffield in Bordertown.
Beverley is an amazing performer with a huge list of credits. FNL invites you to learn more about Beverley at her web site
February 21, 2020 - Stranger Friends
Stranger Friends is the brain child of Dean Thiessen. Dean is a Vancouver based pianist, composer and arranger. His piano trio, Stranger Friends, combines his appreciation of the jazz tradition, free improvisation and counterpoint within a collection of original compositions.
March 6th, 2020 - Deanna Knight
Deeply rooted in the Vancouver gypsy –jazz scene for over 19 yrs as the sultry and dynamic chanteuse of The Hot Club of Mars, Knight’s musical journey stretches well beyond swing. Recently drawn back to her “soul song”, Deanna performs her life-affirming, earth-loving, musical art with a healthy dose of both folk and jazz.
Her musical theatre roots shine through with an undeniable passion for melody and lyric. She has the rare ability to dive deep into your heart and mind …not only leaving you with chills but also thoughts of love, blessings, hope and healing….and perhaps a giggle or two.
March 13, 2020 - Joel Eddington
Joel Eddington is a Vancouver based magician who's been amazing audiences since the age of twelve. His primary focus is close-up, creating immersive moments of astonishment with cards, coins, & borrowed objects. He has performed on TV/web advertisements & has consulted teaching actors & directors how to perform magical effects. He has entertained at the Shangri La, The Vancouver Club, Science World, & numerous event spaces around the province. Joel has worked for a lot of companies including the cast of Riverdale, WorkSafe BC, The Westin Bayshore, Canadian Western Bank, Seaspan, China Eastern Airlines, Remax, & many more...
March 20th, 2020 - Spring Break
April 3rd, 2020 - Songscape Duo Returns
Songscape Duo is classical art song duo founded by Lynn Valley United’s own Music Minister, Frank Chu and American soprano, Madeline Miskie-Jaeger during the summer of 2014. The duo met while they were both completing advanced post-graduate degrees at The University of Maryland and bonded over many things, including their shared love of all things art song, the perfect balance of poetry and music. The special genre of art songs requires both singer and pianist to be fully immersed in the poetry and committed to expressing a unified interpretation of verse and music.
Madeline and Frank are excited to return to FNL and present part two of their “Story in a Song” programme. Each of the selections chosen contain a story told through song. The programme will contain a mixture of English, German & Russian Art Songs as well as some cabaret and Musical Theatre selections.
April 10, 2020 - JC Superstar Sing Along
An FNL tradition.
April 17, 2020 - Patrick Courtin with Mahogany Hall
Aa Tribute to the Great Crooners (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, etc). Vocalist Simon Paterson and pianist Patrick Courtin have done two seasons in Barkerville together, in addition to many jazz gigs. For this special trbute, they are adding an upright bassist to create a trio for this tour.
May 22, 2020 - Piano Adventures with Frank Chu
Special fund raising event
In this years instalment of Piano Adventures, Classical pianist and Lynn Valley United Church Minister of Music, Frank Chu will be presenting a concert of music not written for piano. All the selections will be either arrangements or transcriptions of works written for other instruments or mediums. Come hear how a solo violin work is transcribed for piano, how a Schubert Art Song is translated for solo piano or even how to take a beloved Sondheim piece for stage and arranged for solo piano.