Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley

Event: Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley
Date: August 1, 2019
Venue: New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane Collingwood
Start time: 7:00 PM
End time: 9:00 PM


The Collingwood Summer Music Festival proudly presents
“Sugar And Gold: Stories of the Underground Railroad”
Featuring Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley in a Full Jazz Quintet! Cool Jazz/Hot Blues
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
At New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane Collingwood
Sugar And Gold “Stories of the Underground Railroad” goes beyond the underground journey to relate the story of the arrival, challenges, and riveting experiences of the African-American men and women who became members of Canada’s first Black pioneer communities from coast to coast. Rare photographs and unique images provide a rich historical backdrop to the production while a colourful enchanting musical score with original songs embellish the story with an uplifting musical soundscape. Sugar And Gold – Stories of the Underground Railroad begins with the sugar and gold trade in the 1600’s and weaves this captivating remarkable story through the centuries.
The show features a mixture of traditional spirituals, gospel and original songs, all performed with a band – upright bass, drums, & a guest vocalist, with Diana and Chris on vocals and Chris on guitar, trumpet and harmonica: 1. Children Go Where I Send Thee – Traditional 2. Amazing Grace – Gospel 3. Follow The Drinking Gourd- Traditional 4. Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine On Me- Traditional 4. Sugar and Gold – original.

Individual tickets: $35 per person IMPT: Order tickets securely online at: https://www.collingwoodfestival.com/buy-tickets by phone at 705-445-2200 or toll free at 1-866-382-2200 or in person at Theatre Collingwood’s Box Office

* PLUS a 1 Hour Concert for families and children: All About The Blues! 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ Blue Mountain Village Square
– a FREE family-friendly performance! Multi-award winning performers Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley, take audiences on a musical journey through the world of the blues with all of its interesting history, songs and stories paying attention to the intriguing and unusual personalities, as well as taking a look at some of the musical instruments and sounds that are an important part of the music. We also connect the roots of blues to many other musical styles in this performance.

Price: $35
Phone: (866) 382-2200
URL: https://www.collingwoodfestival.com/diana-braithwaite-chris-whiteley-duo