Beloved children’s entertainer Charlotte Diamond returns to Delta later this month for a pair of shows in support of the Delta School District and Delta Canadian Parents for French.
Diamond will appear alongside her son Matt in the family concerts Diamonds by the Sea on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Burnsview Secondary in North Delta and Sunday, Jan. 27 at South Delta Secondary in Tsawwassen. Both shows are at 2 p.m.
Diamond has been performing in Delta for the past 15 years. She lived in North Delta in her younger years and is a North Delta Secondary grad. She has also taught in the Delta School District.
“Delta holds a special place in my heart for sure,” she says. “There is certainly a focus on introducing French immersion to the audience, but they really are general shows for the whole family. They have a real multi-cultural feel. The audience is quite familiar with my music, which is great because it turns into a sing-along with old favourites and new material from my latest CD, which I released a few years ago.
“There is nothing like the opportunity to sing-along in a group. I’m a great believer in singing. It helps build family relationships and it is valuable in school situations too because kids get to know each other better when they sing or do things musically together.”
Diamond has had a life-long interest in music. She sang with local folk groups, including performing intro sets for Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton. When her own children came along, she began singing and writing songs for them and also developed a preschool music program. This led to performances and workshops for parent-participation preschools, which mushroomed into requests for workshops, school concerts and family shows around Vancouver and throughout B.C.
She presently has 14 recordings, a string of awards, including five Parents’ Choice Awards and three American Library Association Awards, two nationally televised videos and two music/resource books. Her album, 24 Carrot Diamond – The Best of Charlotte Diamond, features 24 of her best-known songs, recorded over the past 25 years.
Her most recent album, Diamonds by the Sea, was co-produced with her son Matt.
See more at: www.charlottediamond.com.
Tickets for the Delta shows are available through the French immersion schools or online at: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/event/charlotte-matt-diamond-concert-burnsview/ or https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/event/charlotte-matt-diamond-concert-sdss/.