Cornell Farms in La Vallee is pleased to announce that “House of Doc” will be performing at the next barn concert on Saturday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Dan Wiebe, his sister, Rebecca Harder, and her husband, Matthew Harder, compose and perform as only a family does—with uncanny unity and cohesion.
The entire Wiebe family has been singing together since early childhood, when they first began to hone their craft as Sunday morning vocalists in a Mennonite congregation.
David Graham is the newest member of “House of Doc.”
Named after their family home, presided over by grandfather David “Doc” Schroeder, Ph.D., “House of Doc” family history in Canada dates back to the late 1800s.
Infusing musical inspirations such as Gordon Lightfoot, Simon & Garfunkel, and Spirit of the West with intricate harmonies, sophisticated counterpoint, and a rocking, down-home delivery, the band has captured its story with a rich and sensitive attention to detail—and fun!
“. . . We come from a pretty broad musical background.” noted Matthew Harder.
“We have a pretty large instrumental capability, flutes, whistles, harmonicas, bouzoukis, bassoons, piano, guitars, squeezeboxes, and we’re not afraid to use it,” echoed Dan Wiebe.
“I’ve played bassoon with the Winnipeg Symphony; besides playing guitar, Matthew’s also a concert pianist.
“As a group, we’ve got a lifetime of singing sacred music—a cappella and in choirs,” Wiebe added.
“It’s just a great big smorgasbord of sounds and influences . . . a huge palette for a composer/arranger.”
Some of you will have heard “House of Doc” when they performed as part of the 2008-09 “tour de Fort” concert series.
Tickets for the barn concert cost $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
They are available at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market, Greensides General Store in Devlin, and the Fort Frances Public Library Techonolgy Centre, or by calling Cornell Farms at 486-3477.
Cornell Farms is located on La Vallee Road North, one mile north of Highway 11/71.