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Mon, Dec 19

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First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa

Sultans of String Christmas Caravan

Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! 3-time JUNO Award nominees and BILLBOARD-charting band Sultans of String w/ Rebecca Campbell, Donné Roberts, Kristine St.Pierre, Lynne Hanson and more! Tons of FREE parking too

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Sultans of String Christmas Caravan
Sultans of String Christmas Caravan

Time & Location

Dec 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1, Canada

About the event

NY TIMES HITS LIST!

#6 on the BILLBOARD WORLD MUSIC CHART!

Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! 3x JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night.

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 Django-jazz inspired Christmas medley, and a Rumba-Flamenca fuelled Jingle Bells. Sultans of String are joined by shimmering guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell (Jane Siberry, Ian Tamblyn), Donné Roberts, Kristine St.Pierre, and Lynne Hanson, and more!

Since forming 10 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 2 JUNO Award nominations  (Canada’s Grammy), 1st place in the ISC (15,000 entries), and 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards out of 12 nominations. Bandleader and violinist Chris McKhool was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in creating community through music. When McKhool  (who has performed with Jesse Cook and Pavlo), first heard founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook) rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar. From this rich foundation, the dynamic duo grew, featuring such amazing musical friends bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk),and jaw-dropping Cuban percussionist Rosendo Chendy Leon (Parachute Club, Alex Cuba)

Sultans of String have been crisscrossing North America for the last several years. Equally at home in a concert series, folk or jazz club, or festival setting, they have been featured at many taste-making forums such as JUNOFest, legendary jazz club Birdland in NYC, the renowned Celtic Connections Festival in the UK, and California’s hip music scene, including the San Jose Jazz Festival. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Carnegie Hall), and performed with Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras. Sultans of String have performed live on BBC TV, Irish National Radio, and the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, and on SiriusXM in Washington DC.

Tickets

  • Adult

    18 and older; includes all taxes and service fees.

    $45.20
  • Senior

    65 and older; all taxes and fees included.

    $39.55
  • Youth and Students

    17 and under; College/University students with valid identification. All taxes and services fees included

    $33.90

Total

$0.00

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