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Dear friends, supporters and blushing brides,

It's been a long, long time... but not without good reasons! We've had a busy summer. Cathy played a masterclass with renowned flautist, Peter Lloyd. We performed at some incredibly beautiful weddings this summer and biggest news: Nathalie got hitched to her drummer! It was officiated by our favourite wedding officiant, Jeremy Citron. Music was abundant, from Joy Lapps' steel pan, to the Joe Sealy jazz trio, and many of you are probably wondering how she managed to play harp and walk up the aisle at the same time. The answer is... she didn't! The stunning voice of Mezzo Soprano Brenna Conrad and her favourite flutist, Cathy, ushered me in.

Not to be upstaged, Cathy broke her foot this summer and has been practicing her breathing while patiently waiting to be on the mend. After almost three months, she is finally free of her cast. Come to one of our upcoming concerts and guess which foot was broken!

Speaking of upcoming events, we are excited to be performing again in the Celtic Christmas Concert for St. Paul's United Church. This will be our 5th year performing with pipers, Irish dancers, singers and more. Tickets: $25, reserved by calling Dorothy at 416 259 6541. Assembly Hall, Etobicoke. Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 2:30 p.m.

If you can't get tickets to this weekend's concert, you can enjoy a respite from the holiday rush at our very calming and charming Candlelight Christmas Concert. Email us (harpandflute@varianteduo.com) your favourite Christmas music requests and win a song dedication! Tickets: $15 general admission, children free with donation of non-perishable food item to Partnership West Food Bank. St. Matthews-on-the-Plains United Church, Burlington. 905.632.1233. Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.

Although we are bustling with private and corporate Christmas parties, send us an email if you would like to book our music for yours. Our calendar still has some availability.

Please visit our website: http://www.varianteduo.com for more details on upcoming events. We are donating another scholarship this year to the Rotary Burlington Music Festival, Cathy will be guest performing on December 2nd at St. Patrick's Evening of Music concert and on December 13th at Assumption Parish's Sounds of Christmas Concert and Nathalie will be harping with Symphony Hamilton at their Christmas Special & Viennese Treats concert on December 13th.

Also, for this holiday season, we will be offering a 10% discount on all CD orders over 10 units. All 3 CD's (Christmas and mixed CDs) are available online as well at each of our concerts.

Whew! Thanks for reading to the end and have a peace-filled holiday season,

Nat & Cat.



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Nathalie & Joe's Wedding Extravaganza

P.S. Remember to email us your song requests for the December 6th Candlelight Christmas Concert!
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Toronto, Ontario M4K 1B9

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