2019 Holiday Songfest
Venue: Beliveau Farm Winery, Blacksburg
Organizations: Celie Holmes, Chloe and Stewart Scales, Star City Sounds Chorus
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Miscellaneous
Cost: Free
Description:
Beliveau Farm Winery presents 2019 Holiday Songfest on Sunday, December 15, 2019.

The Holiday Season is fast approaching, and here at Beliveau we are gearing up for some yuletide fun! Bring the whole family to enjoy free performances from four local artists at our Holiday Songfest.

Performances include:
• Celie Holmes
• Chloe & Stuart Scales
• Riverside Rhythm
• Star City Sounds

Celie Holmes has been singing since before she could whistle, and learned to whistle at the grand old age of four. She loves the vast wealth of the American Songbook, and shares her favorite songs with audiences in and around the Roanoke Valley.

Celie's love of the standards is clear in her interpretations. Her performances are lively, fun, and engaging. She's bound to get your fingers snapping and bring a smile to your face. She counts among her influences the great jazz singers and musicians of the 40's, 50's, 60's, and beyond, including Carmen McRae, Blossom Dearie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan; and some fellas too: Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Burt Bacharach, Stan Getz.

Links:

http://www.celieholmes.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CelieHolmesJazzVocalist/
https://www.instagram.com/celieholmes/

Hailing from opposite ends of the state of Virginia, Chloé and Stewart met in 2012 at the Floyd Country Store, brought together by a shared interest in the music of southwest Virginia. Chloé is a classically trained cellist who is exploring traditional music; Stewart is a self-taught bluegrass banjo, guitar, and bass player. Together they play a variety of styles, but folk and bluegrass are favorite genres. Chloé and Stewart married in 2016, and they now make their home in Catawba, Virginia. When they aren’t playing music, Chloé teaches Latin and Special Education at William Byrd High School and Stewart teaches Geography at Virginia Tech.

Chloé Scales grew up in Vienna, Virginia, outside of Washington D.C. She started playing cello when she was ten years old, and the cello remains her primary instrument. She also plays mountain dulcimer, folk harp, and viola da gamba. She began by learning classical music, but she always loved a wide variety of folk music, ranging from song-writers of the 1960’s and 1970’s, like Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell, to traditional folk and early music from Europe and America. She came to this part of the state to study Classics at Virginia Tech, and immersed herself in the tunes of the region. She fell in love with the mountains and music (and Stewart too of course), and now is happy to call Catawba her home.

Stewart Scales is from Big Stone Gap, Virginia. He started teaching himself guitar when he was twelve years old, and then transitioned to banjo as well. Later he picked up the upright bass. He attended Virginia Tech to study Geography, and he now teaches in that department with a focus on map-making, Appalachia, and even geography of tea. He always had a passion for local music and was influenced by his favorite performers, such as John Hartford and Norman Blake. Stewart also plays in a bluegrass band called New Standard.

?Since 2006, Star City Sounds has been serenading the Roanoke Valley with their unique all-female barbershop sound and harmony.

While the phrase "barbershop singing" might bring ?straw hats and "The Music Man" to your mind, women's barbershop is simply an alternate style of a capella where the alto voice carries the melody instead of the soprano.

Links:

https://www.starcitysoundschorus.com/
https://www.facebook.com/StarCitySoundsChorus

All ages are welcome.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/r8EIBzf.jpg.

For more information, visit: http://www.beliveaufarm.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/BeliveauFarmWinery or call 540-961-0505.
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