Eastern Manitoba Concert Association

About the Artists

EMCA invites you to enjoy an exciting and entertaining concert series. All concerts are at 7:30 P.M. in the Pinawa Community Centre. This year's lineup consists of the following seven performances.

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Mark Humphries Orchestra

40's Era Swing

SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Mark Humphries Orchestra

Strike up the band! Clear the floor! Seventeen talented musicians from Southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan are coming to play 40's era swing music in the big band style. Musicians and singers are led by Mark Humphries, who honed his musical skills in the U.K. army, before moving to Canada in 2008. This show will appeal to everyone with a heartbeat!

Facebook: The Mark Humphries Orchestra

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Jack Semple

B. B. King Tribute

Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Jack Semple

Regina based Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Jack Semple with band will perform a tribute to the legendary King of the Blues B.B. King. King was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and died in 2015. Semple has won both a Juno award and a Western Canadian Music award, and he's an outstanding guitarist, so sit back and enjoy the best in Blues.

www.jacksemple.com

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Don Amero

Amero Little Christmas

Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Amero Little Christmas

Don Amero presents a popular variety show with his unique take on some familiar and traditional Christmas melodies, sprinkled with a few original songs. With silky vocals, a lovable stage presence, and a soulful sound, Don and his friends bring their brand of percussion-style guitar play and delightful approachability to each performance. A holiday treat!

www.donamero.ca

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John Wort Hannam

Folk / Traditional

Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.

John Wort Hannam

John Wort Hannam is an international touring prize-winning song writer and humourist. He's a natural born storyteller known for his unique take on the simple day-to-day dramas of common folk. His group will perform folk songs that map the landscapes of both the human heart and this vast country.

www.johnworthannam.com

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Desiree Dorion

Country/Roots

Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Desiree Dorion

This 2017 Indigenous Music Award winner and former Juno nominee's music is as country as the gravel roads around her hometown of Dauphin. It strikes a chord by finding the commonalities of hope in us all. With a gift for song writing and a versatile voice, she and her group will leave your toes tapping and your heart smiling.

www.desireedorion.com

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Chloe Dominguez & Janelle Fung

Classical

Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Chloe & Janelle

Cellist Chloe Dominguez and pianist Janelle Fung take you on a sublime and mystical journey inspired by fables, from Russian folklore to Italian commedia dell'arte to child-like fantasy of princess and prince. Come revel in the fanciful and imaginary worlds created by the magic of beautiful music.

www.prairiedebut.com

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Those Guys

A Cappella Pop

Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Those Guys

Nine men who can sing a cappella -- what more can you ask for?! Those Guys, from a cross-section of the Winnipeg music and theatre community, have built a reputation for dynamic, feel good performances. Their repertoire, ranging from The Nylons to Justin Timberlake (and everything in between) features complex, often original, musical arrangements sung without a single backing instrument. You'll love it all!

www.thoseguysacappella.com

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