Sun. Dec. 4, 2022 – 2:30pm est
Sultans of String – “Christmas Caravan” with s/g Rebecca Campbell
[presented by Muskoka Concert Association https://muskokaconcertassociation.com]
Plus pre-concert reception in the Trillium Court with Gravenhurst musician Rand Simpson on keyboards – 1:30pm
Gravenhurst Opera House, 295 Muskoka Road South, Gravenhurst ON P1P 1J1
$38.16 (incl taxes/fees) l 705-687-5550 x 2021, Toll-Free: 1-888-495-8888
As winter crests and the mercury falls, everyone from your taxi driver to the music supervisor at the mall starts running timeless hits like “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night.” But for their Christmas Caravan show and album (which hit Billboard’s World Music Charts and the New York Times Hits List), Canada’s string wizards Sultans of String celebrate the holiday spirit with an adventurous musical trip around the world, featuring exuberant originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night.
Joining the Christmas Caravan this year is shimmering guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell!
From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising and delightful holiday fiesta heats up when Sultans of String bring their signature sound to well known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, Silent Night, as well as a Roma-jazz inspired Django Christmas, and a Rumba-Flamenca fuelled Jingle Bells.
The show is also a special awareness and fundraising raising bash for the UNHCR. As fundraising partners with UNHCR, the band has raised over $10,000 for UNHCR so far: https://amplify.e-activist.com/14441/p2p/90279/sultansofstring .
“Helping refugees is a cause we care about deeply because more than 67 million refugees worldwide are in desperate need of our support. They have every right to live a safe and dignified life as much as we do”, says bandleader and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient Chris McKhool. “By supporting this show and partnership with the UNHCR, you are providing life-saving assistance to refugees all over the world.”
Rebecca Campbell is an acclaimed and prolific singer who also serves up percussion, Stella guitar, melodica, and harmonica. Bred in the Maritimes and Ottawa, educated in Montreal, and now based in Toronto, Rebecca has performed with Jane Siberry, Lynn Miles, Porkbelly Futures, Parachute Club, Royal Ottawa, Ian Tamblyn, among countless others. Her gorgeous voice has graced both the big and small screen, and on over 120 recordings.