Serena Ryder brings her ‘Christmas Kisses’ show to Duncan on Nov. 27. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Serena Ryder brings her magical ‘Christmas Kisses’ to Duncan on Nov. 27

It’ll be a two part show with traditional holiday tunes and then some of the songstress’s hits later

An artist adored by fans, peers and critics alike, Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder is a six-time Juno award-winner, two-time gold album and double platinum album recipient.

Her immense talent is raw, effortless and soulful with a remarkably deep and powerful voice that electrifies on stage.

The Canadian icon is heading to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre to bring a mix of yuletide glee from her latest jazz-infused holiday album, Christmas Kisses combined with some of her signature hits including Got Your Number, Electric Love and Stompa.

This unique hybrid show gives Ryder the chance to share her dynamic versatility by introducing her fans to her love of jazz by performing her favourite holiday classics and still keep them rocking in their seats with her chart-topping singles.

“We’re going to be doing two shows in one, and we’ve been thinking long and hard about how to make those transitions,” she said recently. “We will start with the Christmas show, and it will kind of open up our Serena Ryder show. It’ll be fun.”

The success of her Christmas Kisses album, ranked one of the Top Christmas Albums of 2018 by Rolling Stone, comes as no surprise to fans, as her vivacious personality and big-hearted voice are perfect for songs of the season.

She said picking Christmas songs for the album was as easy as just looking inward.

“I chose the songs I knew and loved since I was a child. People listen and know innately that they can love and enjoy the songs too. I chose songs I knew inside out,” she said.

She can’t wait to share the tunes live on tour: fresh versions of holiday favourites, with the single, Christmas Kisses, an original tune, co-written by Ryder and Simon Wilcox. It is a total charmer, with lyrics that are a timely reminder that there should be more to Christmas than material gifts.

“I feel really blessed and grateful to be doing this show. I feel like a new spark has been lit by doing this album, and that it’s the beginning of something new.” Ryder explains. “It will be a dynamic, fun show, not only for the audience, but also for us on stage.”

“There’s a new energy and a sense of excitement and innocence in this music,” she said. “Jazz is intricate music that sounds simple, I feel butterflies when I play it, and people’s faces just soften. It’s so magical.”

Tickets are $49.50 for this special seasonal presentation. Sales have been brisk, so you’d better hustle to get the best of what’s left. Call the Cowichan Ticket Centre at 250-748-7529 or visit https://ctcentre.bc.ca/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=2618 and purchase your seats there.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

North Cowichan mayor answers questions about new RCMP detachment

The current building went up in 1980, when there were 30 people working there.

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim against Island Corridor Foundation

Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation was seeking return of reserve land as railway sits unused

Man dies at temporary Duncan tent site for homeless

First Nations man died at The Mound site

No doctor assisted death allowed at Hamlets in Duncan

Faith-based company that owns facility believes in sanctity of life

UPDATED: Minivan crashes into Merchants building in downtown Duncan

There is no word yet on the cause of the crash.

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

List of cancelled Cowichan Valley community events

An ongoing list of events that have been cancelled in the Cowichan Valley due to COVID-19

B.C. First Nations vow to keep fighting after Trans Mountain pipeline appeal denied

Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band made the application

‘Queue jumpers’ not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: Horgan

Premier Horgan said he’s heard concerns that Americans have stopped at Vancouver hotels instead of heading to their destination

US officer resigns after photos, connected to death of black man in 2019, surface

Elijah McClain died, last summer, after police placed him in a chokehold

Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

Oscar Veneszee, Jr. has worked as an operations program manager at Facebook since 2017

Nestle Canada selling bottled water business to local family-owned company

The Pure Life bottled water business is being sold to Ice River Springs

Major B.C. salmon farm tests new containment system to curb sea lice infestations

System “essentially eliminates” contact between wild and farmed fish stocks, says Cermaq

Most Read