december, 2020

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sat12dec3:30 pmsat4:30 pmCANCELLED - Janelle Nadeau Ensemble: Christmas3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio TheatreEvent Type :Speakeasy Sessions

Event Details

It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that due to the current BC Public Health Order, this Speakeasy has been cancelled.

Our Box Office will be in contact with ticket holders regarding this change. If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 604-927-6555, Monday – Friday, 12PM-5PM

The Nadeau Ensemble performs “Christmas,” is a captivating concert of music to celebrate the season, honour special traditions and cherish with family and friends. On the pedal harp and vocals, Janelle Nadeau will be joined by fiddler Serena Eades and Medieval instrumentalist, Joaquin Ayala rounds out the group with his special collection of rare instruments dating back from the 9th century. The group comes together to honour the music and celebration of this special season. This unforgettable concert will create an intimate atmosphere where the musicians will share their childhood memories, stories of Christmases past, tales of adored Christmas songs, and unforgettable melodies to warm the hearts of audiences in the middle of winter. 



Harpists are often described as angelic. Vancouver harpist Janelle Nadeau is magnetic. She has a way of drawing people in with her warm and engaging performance style. Drawing from a diverse repertoire of classical, Celtic, original, contemporary tunes and storytelling. Currently the acting principle harpist of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Turning Point Ensemble and her own groups; Janelle maintains a rigorous performing schedule. She has taken the stage with everyone from Diana Krall and Kanye West to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and has performed on television and radio including on the CBS show, Supergirl. 


Joaquin Ayala is a keyboard and multi-instrumentalist.   Classically trained on piano through the RCM, he went on to become a pipe organist and harpsichordist, with a focus on Baroque music.   In this concert, he will be playing a symphonie, an ancestor of the hurdy-gurdy which works by bowing strings with a rosined wheel and at the same time depressing notes on a keyboard.  He will also be playing harmonium, a portable pump organ, and bass and tenor nyckleharpa, a traditional Swedish instrument which is bowed, much like a violin, but has keys to register notes.   Joaquin and his various instruments have been featured on radio, television, and on various movie soundtracks, and he has toured extensively around Canada.   


Vancouver-based violinist Serena Eades’ unique style reflects a lifetime of studying western classical music and various folk idioms – primarily Celtic and Brazillian music. She is known as a member of Delhi 2 Dublin and has performed with Dream Theatre, Alejandro Sanz, Tanya Tagaq, Tony Trishka, Alison Brown, Matt Glaser, Cooral, CR Avery and more. She has toured throughout North America, Malaysia, India, and the UK, playing stages from Burning Man to Glastonbury. Her distinct sound is rich, full bodied, textured and animated. With a B.Mus. from the Berklee College of Music, Serena is at home as a performer, recording artist, and educator.



(Saturday) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way