On the 'hat presents "STRINGS OF PEARLS"
Sun. July 17th 2022 1:00 - 3:00 doors at 12:00
on the ‘hat is a relatively new ensemble of musical friends (Marnie Setka-Mooney, soprano; Diane Berry, flute; Kathryn Le Gros piano) that have performed together for a number of gigs in the last few years. The name of the group recognizes that the Malahat is a connector for the members; Marnie lives in Lake Cowichan, Kathryn in the Westshore and Diane in the Mount Douglas area.
This gig will feature their own arrangements of some jazz standards and favourites. WEAR YOUR PEARLS!
Some of their earliest performances were concerts of contemporary classical music, particularly that of Leila Lustig, and Diane Berry. Recently, they have performed live-streamed events celebrating Advent and Lent as well as a jazz focused event through the Highlands Coffee House Music series. While all three are classical musicians, their love of the music of a variety of genres has meant they each have played with other ensembles specializing in jazz, folk, and even oldies rock. They now bring that eclectic mix together in their programs. Of course, for Hermann’s they will focus on their love of the jazz repertoire.
Marnie Setka-Mooney grew up in a jazz family and has also sung jazz her whole life. She is an incredible vocalist with a warm and welcoming stage presence. She has been a voice, theory and piano teacher for many years in Victoria. She is classically trained in Opera, but a true crossover vocalist singing as comfortably in musical theatre/jazz/ rock... more info
Diane Berry (loves playing in small bands and ensembles)
Diane Berry has had a long, varied career as a performer, composer and teacher. She was born and raised in Ontario, graduating from York University's music program in the early '80s. Since that time she has lived and worked in Nova Scotia, Suva, Fiji, and Smithers, B.C.
In all of those locations she has been active as a performer, in Nova Scot... more info
Kathryn Le Gros (loves playing in small bands and ensembles)
Kathryn enjoys playing piano and clarinet in chamber music and other small ensembles. After graduating Wilfrid Laurier’s Bachelor of Music program with a major in two instruments, she co-founded the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Orchestra (and was also the manager for several years). She was a regular recitalist in southern Ontario before moving to... more info