SULTANS OF STRING • Christmas Caravan
Concert Hall at Victoria Hall
55 King Street West, Cobourg K9A 2M2
FRI DEC 8, 2019 • 3PM, Doors at 2pm
TICKETS: $39 + fees
Canada’s beloved Sultans of String take the stage at the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall in Cobourg.
ABOUT THE BAND
Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! 2015 JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night.
From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising and delightful holiday fiesta heats up when Sultans of String bring their signature sound to well known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Jesous Ahatonhia (with gorgeous newly-translated Indigenous lyrics), a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, Silent Night, as well as a Gypsy-jazz inspired Django Christmas, and a Rumba-Flamenca fuelled Jingle Bells. Sultans of String are joined by shimmering guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell (Jane Siberry, Ian Tamblyn).
Since forming 10 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 2 JUNO Award nominations (Canada’s Grammy), 1st place in the ISC (15,000 entries), and 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards out of 8 nominations. Bandleader and violinist Chris McKhool was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in creating community through music.
When McKhool (who has performed with Jesse Cook and Pavlo), first heard founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook) rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar. From this rich foundation, the dynamic duo grew, featuring such amazing musical friends bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk), jaw-dropping Cuban percussionist Rosendo Chendy Leon (Parachute Club, Alex Cuba), and guitarist Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels).
Sultans of String have been crisscrossing North America for the last several years. Equally at home in a concert series, folk or jazz club, or festival setting, they have been featured at many taste-making forums such as JUNOFest, legendary jazz club Birdland in NYC, the renowned Celtic Connections Festival in the UK, and California’s hip music scene, including the San Jose Jazz Festival. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Carnegie Hall), and performed with Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras. Sultans of String have performed live on BBC TV, Irish National Radio, and the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, and on SiriusXM in Washington DC.
This unforgettable concert will be presented in the beautiful and historic Concert Hall at Victoria Hall featuring custom-designed Visual Effects by award-winning Designer Antonio Sarmiento spanning 44 feet wide and 20 feet high around the live performance giving our audiences an experience they will only see in Cobourg.
Available at via the Woodlawn Inn in Downtown Cobourg and include dinner for two, a complimentary shuttle to the Concert Hall and premiere seating.
SHOPPING & DINING PERKS
Come to Downtown Cobourg early and show your tickets on the day of the event at participating “Experience Partners” in Downtown Cobourg to receive a special discount on your meal or purchase!
Explore Cobourg from the stunning Beach, to the gorgeous Marina, to the historic Victoria Hall on beautiful King Street and beyond. There is so much to enhance your visit and make Cobourg your destination of choice for quality entertainment and a complete “experience”!