Alexander Browne and his Aristocrats will play music from the 1920s and 1930s at St Mark's Church on May 3.

Show to bring music of yesteryear back to life

Alexander Browne and his Aristocrats to play afternoon concert at the Parish of St. Mark Ocean Park May 3

Fans of music from yesteryear will have the chance to step back in time next month, when the next show in St. Mark’s concert series takes the stage.

On Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m., Alexander Browne and his Aristocrats will perform at The Parish of St. Mark Ocean Park (12953 20 Ave.), bringing to life music from the Roaring ’20s and the early 1930s.

For Browne – familiar to those on the Semiahmoo Peninsula in his role as a longtime reporter at the Peace Arch News – authenticity is the key when playing music from the art deco era.

“A lot of musical acts, movies and theatre productions today reference the 1920’s and 1930s in one way or another – just look at the success of Downton Abbey and Miss Fisher’s Mysteries,” Browne said.

“But our watchword has always been authenticity – we present the ‘original sounds’  which means that, rather than giving a modern ‘impression’ of the era, we play from orchestrations that were actually used by working dance bands and recording groups in the 1920s and 1930s.

“I’ve collected and restored historic arrangements for years, often writing new parts to replace missing or tattered old ones. Some of the arrangements were actually given to me by musicians who played them way back when, who were glad to see us bring the music back to life again, the way it was originally heard.”

For Browne and his band, the upcoming show is the band’s second in front of Peninsula audiences in recent months – last November, they performed at the Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240 as part of a fundraiser for Sources Community Resources Society.

Tickets to the May 3 show are $15, and are available online at http://alexbrowne.brownpapertickets.com.

 

For more information, call 604-535-8841.

 

 

Just Posted

Fire destroys home in Surrey

Crews called at 3 a.m. Sunday for a residential house fire on the 12000-block of 100 Avenue

Alzheimer’s Society launches helpline

Toll-free phone line available for people with dementia and their caretakers

Art show to be held at White Rock’s Jan’s on the Beach

Art to be displayed until the end of December

New detox centre opens in South Surrey

WhiteRock EHN opened in response to opioid crisis

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

UPDATE: Hells Angels on scene after body found in Maple Ridge

Body was discovered beneath the Golden Ears Bridge

Mountie left with ‘significant’ injuries after driver attempts to flee traffic stop

Richmond RCMP are looking for a dark coloured Mercedes Benz

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Most Read