Tayte Mitchell (left) and Evan Mounce (right) will be performing in Fernie at the Mountainside Community Church on May 6, 2022, at the first vocal event hosted by the 88 Keys Grand Piano Society in four years. (Courtesy of Sylvia Elias)

Tayte Mitchell (left) and Evan Mounce (right) will be performing in Fernie at the Mountainside Community Church on May 6, 2022, at the first vocal event hosted by the 88 Keys Grand Piano Society in four years. (Courtesy of Sylvia Elias)

Accomplished musicians coming to Fernie for live vocal recital show

Tayte Mitchell and Evan Mounce are both involved with the Calgary Opera

A live vocal recital show from a pair for accomplished musicians is coming to Fernie on May 6.

The event, called ‘Here and After: A Vocal Recital’, is being hosted by the 88 Keys Grand Piano Society at the Mountainside Community Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

It will be the society’s first vocal event in town in about four years, according to president Sylvia Elias.

“It’s been a long, long time since we had a vocal event, even COVID notwithstanding.”

The show will feature a performance from two accomplished musicians, Tayte Mitchell (tenor) and Evan Mounce (piano). Both men are involved with the Calgary Opera, and have long, storied musical resumes besides.

“The special aspect of it is that we get to have a vocalist here, a tenor with an extraordinary voice, a very well-known tenor in the Calgary arts community.

“This is their first time appearing in Fernie, and we’re hoping that we can give them a decent Fernie welcome, and that people will come out and just immerse themselves in the experience of live music.”

Elias said that Mitchell first approached them about performing in Fernie, and that she is “super excited” to bring them here.

“Music is ubiquitous, you can have music all the time, 24 hours a day,” Elias said.

“But it’s the experience of it, of hearing it and feeling it live, that makes it special.”

Tickets for the event will be purchasable with cash at the door. They are $25 for general admission, $15 for students, and there may be an even better deal for kids 12 and under. The doors will open at 7:15 p.m.

“Anybody who enjoys live music and classical music would be hopefully interested in attending this show.”

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