Bistro Concert Series

Serving up another kind of fare: swing, jazz, folk fiddle, blues guitar and more…

Check out the listings below for details on our 2018 Bistro Concert Series events at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury. This will give you some insight about the high caliber of performers we host every month. Just $10 at the door; and the public is invited. The Bistro Concert Series is sponsored by Union Bank and Trust.

Proceeds benefit the SVWC Fellowship Fund. In fact, over the past ten years, proceeds from the Bistro Concerts have reached over $42k contributed to the Fellowship Fund. Now that is music to our ears!

NEW TO SVWC…Fireside Recitals will take place on Wednesday evenings and will feature advanced graduate students from Shenandoah University’s Conservatory of Music. The great fireplace in the Bistro provides the backdrop, hence their name: Fireside Recitals.


VOCAL MUSIC – FIRESIDE RECITAL

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
This month’s concert will feature vocal music by advanced Shenandoah University students.


JOHN KIRBY TRIBUTE – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door

The John Kirby Tribute Concert will celebrate this Winchester-born jazzman who played a significant role developing the genre, particularly “classical jazz” in the 1930’s and 40’s. Featuring a jazz sextet recreating John Kirby’s “Onyx Club Band” led by Bob Larson, Chair of Jazz Studies at Shenandoah University’s Conservatory, with an appreciation by Alan Williams, grandson of John Kirby. A portion of the proceeds goes to the SVWC Fellowship Fund. Concerts are sponsored by Union Bank & Trust.


CHAMBER MUSIC – FIRESIDE RECITAL

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
This month’s concert will feature Chamber Music by advanced Shenandoah University students.


BRIDGING THE GAP – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
BRIDGING THE GAP returns featuring Marine Corp Band soloists, Peter Wilson on violin and Aaron Clay on double bass.


JONATHAN SNOWDEN – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
This world renowned flutist, returns. Snowden’s lecture recital will explore the world of the flute.


CORDA NOVA – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
CORDA NOVA, an early music consort, returns with period instruments in a lively offering of popular early music.


SUPPER CLUB SERENADE – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
SUPPER CLUB SERENADE is back, with Fred Williams on piano, and John Kocur on sax and flute. An evening of well-known oldies.


JUSTIN LEES TRIO – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$5 at the door
JUSTIN LEES TRIO returns featuring guitar, bass, and percussion providing the sophisticated sounds of Greenwich Village Jazz.


WESTMINSTER’S GOT TALENT – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, August 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$5 at the door
“WESTMINSTER’S GOT TALENT” returns with our multi-talented staff, back by popular demand!


GEORGETOWN QUINTET – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
GEORGETOWN QUINTET returns, exploring newer music via the flute, oboe, bassoon, horn and clarinet.


FIRESIDE RECITAL

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
Our performer will be a Shenandoah University Doctoral student, to be announced.


ROBBIE LIMON – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
Limon is back with his crisp vocals and glittering guitar to sing top 60’s and 70’s hits. Let the good times roll!


FIRESIDE RECITAL

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
Our performer will be a Shenandoah University Doctoral student, to be announced.


CALEB NEI – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, November 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
Caleb is an SVWC favorite who brings jazz standards AND FUN. His quartet will wow us again with old favorites


THOMAS PANDOLFI- BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
Pandolfi amazes our audience with his performance skills. The acclaimed pianist has circled the world and we are so fortunate that he circles back to us every year.


FIRESIDE RECITAL SERIES AT SVWC – DATES FOR SPRING 2019 ARE:

March 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.        Vocal students of Dr. Byron Jones, Opera Scenes
April 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.        Chamber music students of Professor Doris Lederer
Upcoming dates are:
September 11
October 9
November 6
December 4
January 8, 2020

For questions or directions, call 540-665-0156.