Bébé La La – Live in the 1629 Club

Live in the 1629 Club

Bébé La La features singer-songwriter, guitarist, and violist Alicia Ultan and vocalist-accordionist Maryse Lapierre, who is originally from Quebec, Canada. Combining Maryse’s French influences with Alicia’s original folk-Americana inspired ‘art’ songs, Bébé La La boasts a unique and lovely repertoire that highlights their signature “stunning” harmonies, rhythmic lilts and rich melodies accompanied by Alicia on viola and guitar, and Maryse on accordion and harmonium.


Formed in 2010, the duo has performed throughout Albuquerque and surrounding areas, including at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque Old Town, the Corrales Harvest Festival, AMP Concerts’ library series, for the Regional Arts Council in Truth or Consequences, for the Hillsboro Music Series in Hillsboro NM, and at many other venues. Their first full length CD, High Wire, recorded at Wall of Sound Studios in Albuquerque, is a collection of nine original songs by Ultan plus one French ballad by Catherine Le Forestier. The album features renowned special guests, including trumpeter, Bobby Shew; and saxophonist, Javon Jackson; as well other special guests.


David Steinberg of the Albuquerque Journal called Bébé La La “a breath of fresh air” with vocal harmonies that are “bright and inviting” and songs that are “crisp and compelling.” Writer, Mel Minter of Musically Speaking writes, “Beautifully produced by John Wall and Bébé La La, and recorded and engineered by Wall at his Wall of Sound Studio, the tunes on High Wire face down a variety of difficult situations—from income inequality on the political front to trying love affairs on the personal front—on the strength of mesmeric harmonies and a spunky equilibrium.

The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

Saturday, February 23rd


6:30PM – Check-in, Wine & Light Bites in the 1629 CLUB

6:45PM – Seating begins in the GREAT HALL

7:00PM – SHOW BEGINS!

$55 for Public | $50 for Wine Club Members

(includes the first glass of wine)

~ Open to the Public, Reservations Needed ~


Claire Seelinger is a graduate of Pepperdine University in vocal performance.  She has loved performing opera, musical theater and chamber music throughout New Mexico with Opera Southwest, ACLOA, Musical Theater Southwest and The Adobe Theater.  Favorite roles include Fiona in Brigadoon, Marsinah in Kismet, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Louisa in The Fantastics, Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Barbara/Passionella in The Apple Tree, Amalia in She Loves Me, Jenny Lind in Barnum, Lily in The Secret Garden, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and Papagena in The Magic Flute.  Recently, she has become enamored with chamber music that allows her to express the intimate passion found in classical music with other instrumentalists.  Her more recent activity has been with other chamber musicians performing compositions of Handel, Purcell, Mozart, Schubert, Richard Strauss, Mahler, Vivaldi, and John Dowland.

Stephen Lewis’s stage credits include both Harold Hill, Marcellus Washburn, and Charlie Cowell in The Music Man, Curley in Oklahoma!, and Gaston in Beauty & the Beast, among others. Currently, he performs in the St. John’s Cathedral Choir, New Mexico Symphonic Chorus, and Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, and is often featured as a soloist with these ensembles. Stephen studied music at Dallas Christian College & Texas Tech University; business at The University of Kansas; and now works as a financial advisor at Premier Wealth Management Group.

Merlot Rosé Release Party

Join us on February 17th at 1pm for the 2018 Merlot Rosé release! The delightful Rosé is sure to make your day! We will have live music beginning at 2pm performed by Le Chat Lunatique.

 


Bring your friends and family and celebrate with us. This is a FREE event, open to the public, no reservations are needed.

Wine Club Pick Up Party

All wine club members welcome! Join us for a fun evening on Valentine’s Day. The club will have a special dinner menu and some delicious goodies. BéBé La La will also be performing live!


Bring your friends and family or just your sweetheart. Your February wine club order is waiting for you!

 

French Night – Les Misérables

Come learn a bit of the history and vocabulary of Victor Hugo’s French masterpiece, Les Misérables! Maryse will lead a few songs from Les Misérables (the musical) in French, and you can sing along, or just listen. She will be singing “J’avais rêvé d’une autre vie” “Mon prince est ton chemin déjà” and “À la volonté du peuple” from the musical, with Malcolm on guitar.   

French cheeses & pâté will be available for $5

Please join us at Casa Rondeña Winery from 5:30-7pm for our winter French Night series!  As always, we’ll enjoy some French study, wine, culture, and songs in French!  We’ll be joined by a guest musician- Malcolm Moore on guitar, or Alicia Ultan on guitar and viola, for some songs led by Maryse.

Please note:  The dates have changed this season, French Night is not always on the first and third Wednesdays, so please double-check!  

~ Open to all levels! ~


Enjoy the beautiful winery and gorgeous grounds, while sipping an award winning local wine in good company! Well-behaved minors welcome; non-alcoholic beverages available.  

Some people have said that they can’t come because they can’t sing…  Please come enjoy the music; singing is optional, not mandatory!

$25 + tax per person

$20 + tax per person for wine club members

This includes your first glass of wine, and cheese and crackers!


 On the 3rd Wednesday, we also have a special French food item available for purchase.  The Club is now open on Wednesdays for pizza and tapas as well, so if you come for French night, you also get Club access that night even if you’re not a member yet!