L’Arche Greater Vancouver is pleased to introduce our 2016 Christmas Benefit Concert musicians: Michael Hart and Garth Bowen.
From 1985-2010, Michael Hart recorded eight albums. One of his most popular is Dulcimer Light Christmas. He’s a gifted songwriter and guitar player who loves playing Christmas events. From the Celtic folk-pop to blues-jazz, Michael’s performances in concerts are engaging and fun. In his daily life he works as both Chaplain and Music Director for Harbour Light, Salvation Army. He has been a friend of L’Arche for around 25 years and married to Jan for 31 years. They live in New Westminster.
For more info and reviews: http://www.michaelhart.ca
Appearing with Michael will be Garth Bowen. Garth is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and dedicated music educator. After growing up in Vancouver – Kitsilano, Garth moved to Richmond where he worked for many years performing and teaching music. After completing a degree in Jazz Education Garth became increasingly passionate about teaching students to improvise and compose music. He enjoyed several years of performing and touring with other musicians. After 34 years of teaching music with the Richmond School District, he retired and now serves as an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Education at UBC. In his spare time Garth enjoys recording in his studio and helping others with their musical projects. Playing music with friends is always a joy and something Garth intends to sustain. He has self-recorded a warm and folky Christmas record entitled, “A Single Birth” (2008) and is currently working on another record of inspired originals. He hopes to have many more opportunities to teach and make music with talented people.
Join us on Friday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. at 1st Lutheran Church 5745 Wales Street as these gifted musicians help us enter into the advent season. Michael and Garth have promised us some sing-along pieces as well. A reception will be held after the concert.
This is a free concert with opportunity given to support L’Arche locally and globally.