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ABBA: Dancing Queen
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Meet the Quartet performing May 28th and 29th
The Karen Schuessler Singers presents ABBA: The Dancing Queen
The Karen Schuessler Singers close out the season with two performances of ABBA: The Dancing Queen on May 28 at 8:00pm and May 29 at 3:00pm at Wesley-Knox United Church.
"ABBA’s songs are memorable and easy to sing along with. ABBA’s music is vibrant, bouncy, powerful, dynamic, fun, energetic, upbeat and happy. They make you want to get up and dance. We hear so much these days about releasing endorphins. Well, that’s just what ABBA’s music does," says KSS Artistic Director and conductor Karen Schuessler. "That’s why the movie Mamma Mia has been so popular—it’s filled with great ABBA songs that make you feel like dancing."
The Swedish pop quartet composed of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad was one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982. Only The Beatles sold more records.
The KSS/ABBA Quartet is comprised of Kelsea Meredith, Kristin Darsault, Bradley Barnham, and Ryan Vamos.
Accompanying the KSS Quartet and choir will be top-notch local musicians Steve Holowitz, Oliver Whitehead, Barry Usher, Paul Stevenson, Steve Clark, Rob Larose, and Rob Inch.
The choir draws from ABBA's 300 million singles and albums including sentimental ballads to dance-floor hits all guaranteed to get everyone singing along. Selections include Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Take a Chance On Me, Knowing Me Knowing You, The Winner Takes All, and Fernando.
The audience will be invited to sing-along with some selected tunes.
"Great infectious tunes and lyrics – happy, toe-tapping beats. What more could you want?" asks conductor Karen Schuessler.
Tickets are $20 (adults), $18 (seniors), in advance or $22, $20 at the door; Students $10; Children 6-12, Free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at Tuckey Home Hardware, Attic Books, Coles (Masonville Plaza), Lambeth Art Gallery or online here.
Who: The Karen Schuessler Singers, Quartet and Band
When: Sat., May 28, 2016 @ 8pm and Sun., May 29, 2016 @ 3pm
Where: Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London, ON