Huge Success For Faculty Concert
NELSON – Friday night’s Faculty Concert packed music lovers into the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall for a feast of musical delight.
Put on by the Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructors, the sold-out show featured everything from John Coltrane grooves to an incredible version of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.
The highlight of the evening was the two-song closing set that featured special guest Pat Henman who was in attendance. Henman – Selkirk College’s Community Liaison/Alumni Coordinator – was involved in a serious car accident in the East Kootenay this past summer with her daughter Maia.
A huge supporter of the music program and instrumental in the creation of the recently completed Shambhala performance space, Henman arrived at intermission to a standing ovation. Still on her road to recovery, Henman spoke to the crowd of more than 100 gathered. Then using Henman’s pre-recorded voice from her latest solo album, the entire 11-piece band played Mama’s Lies and Stones.
The concert was by-donation and more than $1,500 was raised. The money will be provided to Henman and her family who continue to work towards recovery.
The Faculty Concert featured the incredible talents of: (back L-R) Don Macdonald, John Tucker, Nikko Forsberg, Paul Landsberg, Melody Diachun, Kiyo Elkuf; (front row L-R) ??, Darren Mahe, Mark Spielman, Steven Parish, Laura Landsberg, Pat Henman and Gilles Parenteau.