CALL KICKOFF CAFÉ
The Mostly Broadway Trio
Since 2017 Katheryne Perri Edwards, Malcolm Edwards, and Richard Heyman have performed as The Mostly Broadway Trio. On September 18th, they will open the CALL Kickoff Café with a one-hour show.
Their program will be mostly chronologically based and will feature fourteen musicals spanning nearly fifty years. Over the years The Mostly Broadway Trio have sung many standards from the great “American Songbook.” In this program there will be a number of selections that showcase a few more of the composers and text collaborators who have become known as the Great Masters of Musical Theatre.
• Come for the music.
Katheryne Perri Edwards was born in Edmonton and moved to Calgary in 1979 to accept her first teaching position. Obtaining an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, she eventually became Program Director/Teacher of an Early Childhood Music Program and retired in 2016 after 24 years. Three years ago, she returned to teaching at St. John Choir Schola again teaching children who are beginning their musical journeys. While teaching is both a passion and her chosen profession, singing is an equally passionate avocation. She has had opportunities - albeit in many a small pond - singing major operatic roles including Gilbert and Sullivan, oratorio/cantatas, and other miscellaneous works. A founding member of Mistletoe & Holly (a Christmas Quartet which operated for 21 seasons), for over 30 years she has continued to be a church soloist. Since its inception in 2017, The Mostly Broadway Trio has allowed her to learn repertoire that she had merely dabbled in previously. She knows that they have only scratched the surface of the Great American songbook, so here's to more musical theatre.
Malcolm Edwards was born in the UK and emigrated to Canada in 1967. He taught music at various schools in Southern Alberta before arriving at the University of Calgary as an Assistant Professor in 1980. He was a faculty member in the Music Department for thirty-one years - retiring in 2011. Since retirement, he has kept up several musical connections: director of the St Mary's University Choir, director of the Calgary Men's Chorus, and most recently, Senior Choir Director at St John Choir Schola. Since 2017 he has been the accompanist for The Mostly Broadway Trio.
Richard Heyman is Professor Emeritus of the University of Calgary where his field of expertise was Ethnomethodology. He was founder and director of the Discourse Analysis Research Group and a recipient of the U of C Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Award. He was also a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge University. A graduate of the Banff Centre Opera Program, he has performed principal roles with the Calgary Opera, the Chelsea Opera in London and the Cambridge Amateur Operatic Society. His roles have included Don Giovanni in the matinee performance of Don Giovanni and Count Danilo in the matinee performance of The Merry Widow. Other roles include the toreador in Carmen and Marcello in La Boheme. He has also sung with many Calgary community theatre groups. His roles included Emile De Becque in South Pacific,Don Quixote/Cervantes in Man of La Mancha, the Mikado in The Mikado, King Arthur in Camelot, Jeffrey Moss in Bells are Ringing, and Tommy Albright in Brigadoon.