Chapple Heritage holding supper
Chapple Heritage will hold its fall supper on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barwick Hall.
Tickets cost $15 each, which can be obtained from any member of the heritage committee (Bill and Emily Clink, June Wheatley, Glen and Karen Jackson, Steve and Joan Both, Heather Oltsher, or Rilla Race).
Also make sure to wear your best western duds and join us for an evening of food and fun.
For further information, call Race at 487-2655.
Meanwhile, we are pleased to have Jesse Grandmont (violin), accompanied by his father, John Grandmont (guitar), providing us with musical entertainment that evening.
Jesse Grandmont has been playing the violin since the young age of three.
The 21-year-old recently completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Western University in London, Ont., where he majored in violin performance.
He studied with renowned German violinist Annette-Barbara Vogel at Western, and with Prof. Patrick Burroughs during his elementary and high school years.
He is known for his ability to perform in many styles, from classical to fiddle and jazz to rock.
He has performed in operas, orchestra and choral concerts, numerous community musicals, and with a number of country and rock bands in London.
He and his father also are familiar fixtures at many local seniors’ residences, outdoor markets, and weddings.
Last December, Grandmont toured China for two weeks, performing in eight cities with the Ontario Festival Symphony Orchestra as guests of the Chinese government.
Following that tour, he joined the Canadian fiddle group, Barrage, for a number of concerts and a performance on Bejiing TV.
The Spring Festival Global Gala broadcast to celebrate the Chinese New Year was viewed by millions of people around the world.
Grandmont also was a cast member of the 2011 Starbright Theatre company at the Imperial Theatre in Sarnia, where he played fiddle, banjo, danced, and sang in three productions.
This past summer, he was a featured performer and soloist in the Victoria County Playhouse (Petrolia, Ont.) productions of “Country Sunshine,” featuring former “Canadian Idol” runner-up Jaydee Bixbee, and the play “Love Letters” starring Michael Learned and Ralph Waite, stars of the television show “The Waltons.”
In August, Grandmont joined the Jaydee Bixbee band at the Boots and Hearts Festival in Bowmanville, which featured Big and Rich, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and many of North America’s top country stars.
He continues to pursue his dream as a performing musician, having just finished playing in “My Fair Lady” at the Grand Theatre in London.
He also will be playing in a Christmas show at the Victoria Playhouse and in Stratford, Ont. at the famous Avon Theatre.
Grandmont considers it a blessing that he and his dad have the opportunity to play music together around London and at the Chapple Heritage fall supper to support the museum that has been such a labour of love for his grandparents, Bill and Emily Clink.