Zip up your gogo boots, dig out a pair of bell bottoms, pull on your favourite hippy vest, and get ready to dance the night away with the Peterborough Pop Ensemble while supporting a good cause.
The vocal group will be performing “Hip to the Groove”, a tribute to the music of the 1960s and 1970s, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough).
A portion of the proceeds from the concert will go to the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Foundation — a registered charity dedicated to enriching the lives of children receiving services from the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society.
The 1960s and 1970s produced popular music that continues to influence our culture to the present day. From early rock and roll to funk, folk, and disco, these two decades have made an indelible mark in music history.
At “Hip to the Groove”, the Peterborough Pop Ensemble will perform iconic tunes by The Eagles, ABBA, Aretha Franklin, The Doobie Brothers, Bread, The Carpenters, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more to guarantee a night of nostalgia and fun.
All attendees are encouraged to wear their favourite garb from the era and, by doing so, will be eligible to win tickets to a future Peterborough Pop Ensemble concert in the 2018/2019 season.
Supporting the collective voices of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble will be musical accompaniment from local musicians including Barry Haggerty, Andrew Affleck, Curtis Cronkwright, Sean Hully, Doug Sutherland, and Peter Hanmore under the direction of the ensemble’s own Dustin Bowers.
This concert is part of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble Charity Program, with a portion of proceeds supporting the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation. A representative from the organization will be on hand at the concert to answer any questions about the charity.
“We have now supported eleven charities with our program with Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation being our twelfth,” says Pop Ensemble director Barbara Monahan. “It is nice to be able to continue to give back to this wonderful community.”
More information about the concerts and the charities can be found on the Pop Ensemble website at www.popensemble.com or by calling 705-740-6052.
Tickets for “Hip to the Groove” are $23 general admission ($13 for students) and are available now at the Market Hall Box Office, by phone at 705-749-1146, or online at the Market Hall website markethall.org.
Tickets are also available at Pensieri Shoes (73 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-876-9558), Pammett’s Flower Shop (208 Charlotte St., Peterborough, 705-742-5093), and Happenstance Books and Yarn (44 Queen St., Lakefield, 705-652-7535).