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Sat. March 26th 2011 St. Andrew's United Church Nanaimo BC $20

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PRESS RELEASE Entertainment news/BC/Nanaimo/Alan Moberg/St. Andrews United Chur...
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Sat. March 26th 2011 + Add to Calendar St. Andrew's United Church (All Ages)
7:30pm - 9:30pm  Doors at: 7:00pm $20



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St Andrews United Church
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Physical tickets at: West Coast Classic Floral, Tom Lee Music, Lobelia’s Lair , St. Andrew’s United Church office-311 Fitzwilliam St., Fascinating Rhythm, at the door

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Entertainment news/BC/Nanaimo/Alan Moberg/St. Andrews United Church/March 26
for Moberg interviews: annie palovcik, TK Media, [email protected] 250 537 9571
for St. Andrews info: bev short, [email protected] 250 754 6539


BC crooner Alan Moberg has been painting vivid pictures of the province he loves for four decades and along the way has released 16 albums and been inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame for his Western Roots and Country Gospel music.

“When I was young” says Moberg, “I heard many songs about places in the U.S,. or back East, but very few songs about British Columbia. One of my missions has been to write these songs about BC and her people. Western Roots is music that draws on all the aspects of life in the west—the coast and the fisherman, the country and the cowboys, the beauty of the land and the power of the sea, the dignity and warmth of the people.

Howard White, publisher of Raincoast Chronicles says “Moberg does for BC’s interior ranchland and coastal rainforest what Ian Tyson and Stan Rogers did for the Great Lakes”.

Like many of his heroes such as Johnny Cash, Alan Moberg has walked the long hard road of life and has known when to ask for a helping hand. As a result, good old fashioned country gospel music is part of his repertoire. His song This Could Be the Day has been sung in choirs from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Abbotsford, BC (where it was performed by the Mennonite Men’s Choir) Last summer he headlined the new Country Gospel Music Festival at Providence Farm in Duncan.

Historic St. Andrews United Church in the Old City Quarter of Nanaimo brings Alan Moberg to perform on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in its series of “Catch the Spirit” concerts, which has already seen Allison Crowe and Gary Fjellgard this fall and winter. The Church needs to raise $750,000 over the next three years, with half of that going for a very badly needed new roof to cover the 151-year-old structure. If this work is not carried out, the building could become uninhabitable.

“It looks beautiful and it sounds beautiful” says Allison Crowe of the sanctuary. “The music resonates so well. It is an acoustic jewel.”. Listed in the “Historic Places of Canada” registry, the church is used as much by the community as by the congregation, from weddings to funerals, from the Upper Island Music Festival to Alcoholics Anonymous, from various Nanaimo choirs to Weight Watchers!

Alan Moberg’s concerts are rich and satifying, joyous and uplifting. He puts smiles in people’s hearts. He sings of traditional western themes like bravery, innocence, survival. He has many songs about his admiration for the first peoples and the cross cultural friendships that exist in this beautiful land we share. Of course, a relationship with God often went hand in hand with survival living in the West, and Alan’s Amazing Grace or Whispering Hope could as easily be heard in the early days.

This British Columbia balladeer has received an Award from BMI Canada (Socan) for “an outstanding contribution to Canadian music.” The music director of CIUT Radio Toronto says “Moberg is no doubt one of Canada’s best!” He is also host of his own radio show, The Alan Moberg Show which can be heard live on Wednesdays at noon at www.cfsi-fm.com from Salt Spring Island.

Tickets for the concert are available in advance at West Coast Classic Floral, Lobelia’s Lair, Fascinating Rhythm, Tom Lee Music, St. Andrew’s United Church office-311 Fitzwilliam St. or at the door on the night of the concert at $20.



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