Kids choirs join Foote for Evergreen concert
Children’s entertainer Norman Foote isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Between September and December of last year, the Juno-award winner criss-crossed North America to perform 31 dates between Virginia Beach and Victoria, B.C.
And this season, Foote has another 21 dates lined up spanning from Whitehorse to Oregon.
Luckily for Tri-City audiences, the comedic Vancouver-based musician will be making a tour stop at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre on Sunday as part of the facility’s family series.
His matinee show will also have a local flair: Children’s choirs from Coastal Sound Music Academy (CSMA) in Coquitlam as well as at Blakeburn and Aspenwood elementary schools in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody will be joining him on stage.
Diana Clark, who teaches performing arts at Blakeburn and is involved with CSMA, said the students have been learning Foote’s songs such as Slowpoke, Grandfather Clock and Zachary Zach for the past five weeks; they also have been practising their dance moves.
“Not only do these singers in Grades 1 to 3 gain the experience of performing on a professional stage with a seasoned children’s entertainer, but they learn important life skills by doing so,” Clark told The Tri-City News.
She added, “Norman’s music references fairy tales and nursery rhymes in upbeat new ways so we explored those origins while we learned the songs. Songs like Skip a Rock and Puffy Clouds inspired children to share their own stories of their adventures in nature.”
Tickets at $18/$14 for Norman Foote’s show are available through the Evergreen Cultural Centre box office at 604-927-6555, online at www.evergreenculturacentre.ca or at the facility at 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.