SUFFOLK CENTER COMMUNITY CHORUS

Semester-long

Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm

Cost: $75 for semester

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2020 FALL  Session

TBD

Instructor: Toni Cotturone

Location: Naismith Room, 2nd floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults 18+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: An adult community chorus embodies the definition of community by being a collection of singers of all voice types and skill levels, coming from various backgrounds and walks of life combining to create a beautiful tapestry of vocal music. This inaugural, non-auditioned chorus will enjoy rehearsing and performing various styles of music including classical, contemporary, Broadway, both accompanied and a cappella. It will be a common goal of the organization to create performances not only for the enjoyment of the audience, but also for the personal enrichment of each individual singer. We will have opportunities to share this common love of singing with the community in which we thrive.

SUFFOLK CENTER COMMUNITY CHORUS

WILL OVERMAN – DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CENTER

Ticket Prices: $10 (Adults 21+ only)

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Will Overman’s incomparable voice — he made it through two levels of NBC’s “The Voice” —  is at once melodic as it is relentless, as refreshingly unique as it is familiar and evocative. Overman’s music — call it Americana, a mix of folk, country, rock, and pop — is as energetic as it is passionate. It can be haunting and evocative yet sincere, sweet.

Musically and lyrically, Overman draws deeply from his Virginia roots, producing a rare combination of enticing straight-ahead, hard-charging rhythm and riffs and introspective melodies paired with sleek vocals. He takes on love, life and loss. All with an edge driven deep in reality.

Whether performing solo or with a full band, Overman is a poet, reminiscent of a young Bruce Springsteen, (think “Nebraska”) or Bob Dylan. He’s a folksinger and a rocker (think “Born to Run”), whether performing solo or fronting a talented group of musicians swinging from flawless riffs to intoxicating beats.

And while his music is rooted deeply in the South, it transcends genres and convention, blending essential elements of rock, folk, and country, wrapped in a thin varnish of pop sensibility, to create a concoction reminiscent of Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, with the softness of James Taylor.

Overman has quickly built a reputation as a fan favorite at music festivals including MerleFest, Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival, Front Porch Fest and Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, and Lynchfest. He was a finalist in the “Rockn to Lockn” contest.

Overman has played hundreds of shows from Burlington, Vermont to Columbus, Ohio,  New York City and Washington, D.C., to Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee, and in between. He’s busked in lonely subway stations and performed to sold-out crowds in Charlottesville.

In 2017, Overman found himself at a crossroads, both literally and figuratively, professionally and personally. He said farewell to the band that has borne his name over the past several years and embarked on his first solo project since 2013.

“Crossroads,” his newly released solo EP produced by Rockfish Music, is without a doubt his most self-reflective work yet. He recently submitted one of the singles, “Decatur,” to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.

Drawing comparisons to Jason Isbell and Damien Rice, Overman carries an unwavering commitment to his music and to his fans. Soulful and unforgettable. Addictive and sometimes playful. Meaningful and real. Those factors, plus a transcendent passion and unyielding commitment to his craft, are what truly define this rising, must-see young artist, who has only just begun what promises to be a long and fruitful musical journey.

WILL OVERMAN – DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CENTER

LUKE WILLETTE – DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CENTER

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Luke grew up in Franklin County, Missouri and settled in Hampton Roads after a stint in the Navy. Luke lives in Suffolk with his wife Amy and two children. He owns Willette Plumbing. Luke has been playing guitar on and off since he was 12 and has been working at songwriting for the past ten years. He’s been kicking his songwriting craft into high gear more recently, which helped him win the 2017 Tidewater Arts Outreach Emerging Artist Competition.

LUKE WILLETTE – DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CENTER

SOLD OUT! WILL OVERMAN – DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CENTER

Friday
January 18, 2019
8:00pm

Location:
Downstairs at Suffolk Center

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$10  (Adults 21+ only)

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Will Overman’s incomparable voice — he made it through two levels of NBC’s “The Voice” —  is at once melodic as it is relentless, as refreshingly unique as it is familiar and evocative. Overman’s music — call it Americana, a mix of folk, country, rock, and pop — is as energetic as it is passionate. It can be haunting and evocative yet sincere, sweet.

Musically and lyrically, Overman draws deeply from his Virginia roots, producing a rare combination of enticing straight-ahead, hard-charging rhythm and riffs and introspective melodies paired with sleek vocals. He takes on love, life and loss. All with an edge driven deep in reality.

Reserved seating for tables of 8 only.  All others open seating.  First come – first served. Call for details.

Whether performing solo or with a full band, Overman is a poet, reminiscent of a young Bruce Springsteen, (think “Nebraska”) or Bob Dylan. He’s a folksinger and a rocker (think “Born to Run”), whether performing solo or fronting a talented group of musicians swinging from flawless riffs to intoxicating beats.

And while his music is rooted deeply in the South, it transcends genres and convention, blending essential elements of rock, folk, and country, wrapped in a thin varnish of pop sensibility, to create a concoction reminiscent of Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, with the softness of James Taylor.

Overman has quickly built a reputation as a fan favorite at music festivals including MerleFest, Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival, Front Porch Fest and Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, and Lynchfest. He was a finalist in the “Rockn to Lockn” contest.

Overman has played hundreds of shows from Burlington, Vermont to Columbus, Ohio,  New York City and Washington, D.C., to Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee, and in between. He’s busked in lonely subway stations and performed to sold-out crowds in Charlottesville.

In 2017, Overman found himself at a crossroads, both literally and figuratively, professionally and personally. He said farewell to the band that has borne his name over the past several years and embarked on his first solo project since 2013.

“Crossroads,” his newly released solo EP produced by Rockfish Music, is without a doubt his most self-reflective work yet. He recently submitted one of the singles, “Decatur,” to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.

Drawing comparisons to Jason Isbell and Damien Rice, Overman carries an unwavering commitment to his music and to his fans. Soulful and unforgettable. Addictive and sometimes playful. Meaningful and real. Those factors, plus a transcendent passion and unyielding commitment to his craft, are what truly define this rising, must-see young artist, who has only just begun what promises to be a long and fruitful musical journey.

SOLD OUT! WILL OVERMAN – DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CENTER

SOLD OUT! LUKE WILLETTE and THE SHOW ME BAND – DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CENTER

Saturday
November 17, 2018
8:00pm

Location:
Downstairs at Suffolk Center

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$10  (Adults 21+ only)

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DONATED BY LUKE WILLETTE and THE SHOW ME BAND

Luke grew up in Franklin County, Missouri and settled in Hampton Roads after a stint in the Navy. Luke lives in Suffolk with his wife Amy and two children. He owns Willette Plumbing. Luke has been playing guitar on and off since he was 12 and has been working at songwriting for the past ten years. He’s been kicking his songwriting craft into high gear more recently, which helped him win the 2017 Tidewater Arts Outreach Emerging Artist Competition.

Sponsored By:
The Travel Buddies, Linda & Billy Drummond, Helen & Tim Johnson, Mardane McLemore, Gin & Mills Staylor

SOLD OUT! LUKE WILLETTE and THE SHOW ME BAND – DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CENTER

THE MALPASS BROTHERS

Saturday
January 20, 2018

8:00pm

Ticket Prices:
$25 – $30 for Reserved Seating

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The Malpass Brothers are as authentic as home-churned butter, stone-ground grits,  country ham and red-eye gravy, and pork barbecue … and they are every bit as good. Their musical sound is a little bit retro, with a retro look. The concert will feature old-style country music, rockabilly, bluegrass and a little bit of gospel and blues. With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way. Add the funny, off-the-cuff quips between the two 20-something siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey to when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.

Most critics call them the real deal. Their music is steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. and others. The audience can count on great music, good-natured fun, big high hair and maybe an Elvis twitch.

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SUFFOLK CENTER CHILDREN’S CHORUS

Semester-long

Tuesday evenings

Chorus 1: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Chorus 2: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Cost: $75 for semester

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REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 1

2020-21 Spring Session

Starting in January 2021

Instructor: Gavin Harper

Location: Naismith Room, 2nd floor at SCCA

Ages: Children ages 7-17

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Children from the ages of seven to seventeen will have the opportunity to use their voices to create beautiful, harmonious music. Allow your student to be a part of an ensemble that will challenge them as well as grow them as people and as lovers of music. The children will learn to work with others, identifying different pitches, learning how to read music, as well as learning proper vocal techniques. The director, Gavin Harper, comes with a background in working with children’s choirs to University and adult choirs. This chorus will perform out at venues in the community as well as at the Suffolk Center. Join us as we begin to create music and spark the artistic side of the next generation.

Please note the two different rehearsal times:

Chorus 1: 5:00-6:00pm

Chorus 2: 5:30-6:30pm

SUFFOLK CENTER CHILDREN’S CHORUS