C-Force to perform in Freeport for the GB Performing Arts Society

© The Bahamas Weekly
Genre : Cultural projects
Principal country concerned : Column : Music
Release/publication date : September 2014
Published on : 09/03/2014
Source : The Bahamas Weekly

The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) is delighted to present C-Force, a chamber ensemble that offers a unique and intriguing approach to the traditional concept of chamber music. The group is made up of Christy Lee - pianist, Christine Gangelhoff – flute and Christian Justilien – euphonium, all of whom are faculty members at The College of the Bahamas, Nassau and will appear at Freeport's Regency Theatre on Saturday, March 15th at 7:30pm.

The evening, C-Force, An Evening of Musical Fusion will include beloved Bahamian writer, poet and filmmaker, Marion Bethel, who will be reading some of her poetry and will also incorporate GBPAS scholarship recipient, Chavez Parker, on percussion.

C-Force's unusual instrumentation (flute, euphonium and piano) allows for many types of classical music interpretations and their diverse backgrounds contribute to the exploration of all types of non-traditional musical forms. Since its formation in 2008, C-Force has been featured in concert throughout the islands of The Bahamas. Most recently the group has been promoting the art music of the Caribbean with their performances in Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the US Virgin Islands and the United States.

The members of C-Force are unified in their desire to encourage music education in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean region. To this end they will be performing two (2) concerts for students on Grand Bahama Island. These concerts /workshops will take place at Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium on Friday, March 14, 2014 with primary school aged children at 10am and concert for middle/high school aged children at 1pm. These sessions will last about 1 hour which will include concert pieces, demonstration of the euphonium and a Q & A period. There will be a minimal charge of $2.00 per student.

Teachers and students wishing to attend the student concert/workshops must arrange their attendance in advance by contacting Ms. Gloria McGlone on 242 727-9198.

Tickets for the concert on March 15th, which is open to the general public, are available at Seventeen Shop for $30 for adults, and $20 for students. Or call for tickets at 727-9198.

The mission of GBPAS is to foster growth and appreciation of the performing arts in Grand Bahama through access to a diversity of professional artists from around the world. ALL proceeds raised from performances, membership and sponsorship are used to benefit students of the performing arts on Grand Bahama. In its short 5 year history, GBPAS has donated over $57,000 in scholarships and funding for Grand Bahama performing arts students. This includes over $20,000 in college scholarships, over $25,000 for students to attend performing arts summer programs abroad and over $12,000 in local scholarships and music and arts program funding.

GBPAS wishes to thank their sponsors for this event: TheBahamasWeekly.com, Mackey Media, Keen i Media, Cable Cares, Pelican Bay Hotel and the Grand Bahama Port Authority.

The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society was created to bring professional artists and performers from around the world to audiences in Grand Bahama. Drawing from Bahamian and international talent, proceeds from events scheduled throughout the year are used for advancement of Grand Bahama students of the performing arts.


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