Lakeside Performing Arts 2018 Schedule
 
                                                                            
Rebecca Carr
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4:00 pm
Suggested donation $10, children under 18 are free 

Soprano Rebecca Carr has been hailed in the press for singing “radiantly” and “brilliantly” with her “big, vibrant soprano voice,” matched with “remarkable” and “touching” portrayals. She brings her exuberance for singing and love of performing to opera, concert and recital stages.

She has performed regionally with Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Harrisburg Opera Association, Mozart & Friends Opera Festival, ArtPark/ Greater Buffalo Opera, Ashlawn-Highland Summer Opera Festival, and she sang throughout France, Germany and Spain with the touring company, Teatro Lirico di Europa. With Aiken Productions, Miss Carr perfowhormed Amahl & The Night Visitors in over half the United States under the direction of the original Melchior, baritone David Aiken. She has appeared in concert with the Ohio Valley Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, the Chautauqua Symphony, Bridgeton Symphony, and the Old York Road Symphony. The St. James’ organ will also be featured by her accompanist, Philip Fillion, of St. Mary’s Church, Auburn.

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Cayuga Sax
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 4:00 pm
Suggested donation $10, children under 18 are free

Cayuga Sax was formed in 2014 when Laura Woodworth and Bob Kalweit acted on their musings (from about 25 years of interactions in the Cayuga County Music Organization) to play a few saxophone ensembles. First recruiting Renee Smith, who they knew from playing in local organizations, they went on to form a quartet. The ensemble now has five members and the ability to play trios, quartets, and quintets. Every musical genre is fair game and the repertoire includes classical standards, jazz, pop, march, polka, seasonal, novelty, and world music. Performances have included collaborations with the Auburn Civic Band and the Skaneateles Community Band. A unique feature of the ensemble is flexibility. Each member plays a variety of instruments and can be found switching from concert to concert and doubling within a performance.

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Dick Ward
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 4:00 pm
Suggested donation $10, children under 18 are free
Dick Ward has been playing music for people since he found a ukulele in his grandmother’s coat closet at the age of 14.He has played in many bands over the years but is now entertaining folks as a soloist. Dick plays a wide variety of music including folk, country, tunes from the 40s, sing alongs, and songs that he has written. He learned from early on that when he played for people, it made them happy. Music lovers of all ages are welcome!
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Carol Bryant Trio as part of the Lakeside Performing Arts Series 
will be in the chapel on January 21 at 4:00. The 2017 SAMMY nominated
Carol Bryant Trio features Carol on vocals, Bruce Wood on guitar and
Dave Arliss on bass. With a foundation in jazz standards and bossa nova, the
trio also plays a wide variety of acoustic music, including favorites by
Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Norah Jones and more. 
 
 
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The LakeSide Performing Arts Series at St. James welcomed the Dickens Trunk Show on November 26, 2017 (below).
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The Lakeside Performing Arts Series at St. James’ intends to open its doors to the entire Skaneateles community,
and beyond, by offering musical and artistic performances that have enchanted audiences since time in memoriam