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Last Community Performance Night of the year

Clockwise from top left, Cali Bagby, Grace McCune and Ginni Keith. - Contributed photo
Clockwise from top left, Cali Bagby, Grace McCune and Ginni Keith.
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The Lopez Center is hosting the last community performance night of the year this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

The evening will feature Cali Bagby, Ginni Keith, Grace McCune.

Cali Bagby, the Islands’ Weekly editor, will sing a mix of classical music and modern tunes with accompanist Grace McCune on piano.

Bagby is an operatically trained soprano, who studied music and journalism at the University of Oregon, She sang in the Eugene Symphony Chorus and  the Eugene Opera Company before moving to the San Juans and becoming the editor of the Weekly.

“I am excited because it is a chance for me to share one of my passions with the community and meet more Lopezians,” Bagby said.

Grace McCune will also be singing a few numbers from her newest project, called “From the Direct Box of the Soul.” She currently lives, performs and teaches music in the San Juan Islands. Her recordings consist of two studio albums titled “Grace” and “Enchantment.” Her songwriting is deeply personal and explores her life’s journey with its triumphs, undoing’s and quest for meaning.

Ginni Keith has done vocal solo work in major concerts with the Orcas Island Choral Society, the San Juan Singers and Victoria Chamber Orchestra, and the Island Sinfonia. She is also a founding member of the Five Bells Brass Quintet, and a regular member of the Grace Church music staff. Ever since moving to Lopez, 12 years ago, Keith has immersed herself in sound, even adding a few instruments to her repertoire.

“Now I just can’t get enough,” she said. “I practice eight hours a day and if I get sick of playing one instrument I just move on to the next.”

As with all community performance nights, entrance is by donation.

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