Arts in brief: Handbells, tryouts and blues on tap for Langley

Blues man Jim Byrnes returns to Langley on April 11 with a show at Cascades Casino. - web image
Blues man Jim Byrnes returns to Langley on April 11 with a show at Cascades Casino.
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Byrnes Notice

Legendary blues man Jim Byrnes returns to the Summit Theatre inside Langley’s Cascades Casino on Friday, April 11.

He’ll be joined by special guest Babe Gurr.

Tickets are $37.50 plus facility charges, available at casino guest services.

Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or purchase online at www.ticketweb.ca

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Cascades Casino is located at 20393 Fraser Hwy.

Give them a Hand

Topham Elementary presents “An Evening of Music” featuring handbell and chime choirs on Thursday, March 13 in the Topham Elementary school gym, 21555 91 Ave.

The concert will include performances by two adult handbell choirs from New Westminster and Maple Ridge, as well elementary school groups from Surrey and, of course, Topham.

Coffee and tea are complimentary, and desserts will be available by donation.

All proceeds go towards the purchase of  equipment for the Topham Elementary Handbell and Chime choirs, so they can share their joy of ringing and making music with more people in the community.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 child (four and under admitted free); $8 adult in advance. Tickets at the door are $12 per adult. For more info. or to reserve, call 604-888-6111.

Seeking Strings

The Fraser Valley Symphony, celebrating its 30th anniversary concert season, is seeking new members in the violin, viola and percussion sections, but welcomes enquiries from other interested musicians.  Rehearsals are Monday evenings in Abbotsford.  Respond to:  info@fraservalleysymphony.org or call 604-859-3877.

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