Thu Jul 25 19:00

Art of Time Ensemble: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Chamberfest turns 30 and we are opening our tricenary festival with a bang! We begin the celebrations with Art of Time Ensemble’s Sgt. Pepper, an album re-imagined and re-invented through newly commissioned arrangements from pop, jazz, and classical composers. Sung by Canadian pop icons Steven Page, Chris Murphy, Jeremy Fisher, and Andy Maize, and performed by some of the world’s finest instrumentalists, their fusion of high art and popular culture leave audiences “…invigorated, challenged, surprised, delighted” and wanting more! But it’s now or never: after 80 productions and recordings and extensive touring (including appearances at Chamberfest), it’s this beloved ensemble’s final season, so don’t miss your chance to “sit back and let the evening go,” with a concert that is guaranteed to inspire, full of such “tremendous talent, it’ll make you giddy.”


Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
John Lennon (1940 – 1980) and Paul McCartney (b. 1942)
Arr. Andrew Burashko

With A Little Help From My Friends
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. Dan Parr

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. Johnathan Goldsmith

Getting Better
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. Bryden Baird

Fixing A Hole
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. Cameron Wilson

She’s Leaving Home
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. Kevin Fox

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. Shelly Berger


Within You Without You
George Harrison (1943 – 2001)
Arr. Andrew Downing

When I’m Sixty-Four
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. John Welsman

Lovely Rita
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. Jim Mcgrath

Good Morning, Good Morning
J. Lennon & P. MacCartney
Arr. Robert Carli

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. Andrew Burashko

A Day In The Life
J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Arr. Robert Carli

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These performances are outdoors. Seating will be limited, and you may need to bring your own weather protection if desired.

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CEE: Community Engagement and Education

Chamberfest’s Community Engagement and Education pillar (CEE) engages community members of all ages through a diverse range of meaningful music experiences. Whether on stage, online, or on the streets, CEE changes lives through music.

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