MARCH 16. 2018 . 19:00  

Obsessions String Quartet would like to let you know about a very exciting concert coming up. This is the inaugural performance for the new series called MUSIC IN THE DARK, organized by Krista Paton and Teaan van Zijl.

The audience will be blindfolded during the entire 50 minute concert. This total darkness, eliminating all visual distractions, will allow you to be swept away into a world of harmony! Obsessions String Quartet will be featured in the concert as a special guest, along with the great singers Krista Paton (soprano) and Teaan van Zijl (countertenor), accompanied by Rebecca Schellenberg (harpsichord).
Together they will be performing music by PERGOLESI, and RADIOHEAD songs arranged by eminent Canadian composer Cheryl Cooney.
Join us on March 16th at 7pm to view the art exhibition in our performance venue, LATITUDE 53 Art GalleryThe concert starts at 8pm.

 A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired.

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  • “Obsessions Octet channels emotions into something more romantic.It’s not romance in a sugary, predictable style, but with a robust sound that supports a flood of musical communication.Together since 2005, the group combines the lineup of a typical jazz quartet( sax-piano-bass-drums) with a classical string quartet in a lush sound that appeals to jazz and classical fans.”
-Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
  • ”Obsessions is a unique combination of jazz quartet plus string quartet, and the distinctive blend of catchy jazz riffs with lush strings earned its debut album a Juno nomination.”- SEE Magazine
  • The Obsessions Octet performed as part of the 10th Annual International Festival of the Aegean on the Island of Syros (Greece) July 2014 in two appearances-----it was a great and impressive success.  These extraordinary, virtuosic and creative visiting artists brought an elegance  and uniqueness to the Festival which which was simply amazing.  They are world-unique and we look forward to having them return soon."

-Peter Tiboris, General Director & Music Director MidAm International Inc., Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece

  • ”It was a pleasure to hear you all live, and your performance was so well received by everyone.You have put together a group of very fine musicians indeed, and the pleasure they have in sharing music is evident.I look forward to hearing you again!”

- Norman Dunfee, President $ Executive Director of MidAmerica Productions Inc. in Carnegie Hall, NYC



Kent Sangster and his Obsessions Octet has released the following albums:



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