Community Corner

We are blessed to have many, many amazing musicians in our community, and we are happy to help promote their events on our site.

Check out the following events. You are more than welcome to participate in them!

Your choice of Mondays, Wednesdays or Saturdays

Join Mary Dennison in one of her Sing for Pure Joy Singing Circles. They’re held on Quadra Island and in Campbell River and Ladysmith. details


There’s Music in the Air Workshop with Marcus Mosely, Darlene Ketchum and Bill Sample at the A Frame in Port McNeill. Billeting possible. poster

APRIL 8, 7:00PM

There’s Music in the Air Concert with Marcus Mosely, Darlene Ketchum and Bill Sample at the Gatehouse Theatre in Port McNeill Tickets $10 (children free). poster


Nanaimo’s own award-winning Tidesmen Chorus is hosting a weekend-long convention at The Port Theatre, featuring some of the very finest a cappella singing groups from southwestern BC and northern Washington state. On Sunday evening, the public is invited to attend this mini-festival’s Show of Champions, a rare opportunity to see and hear “the best of the best” a cappella performances by both male and mixed choruses and quartets, plus special guests. Not to be missed! Tickets $30, available from any Tidesmen member, their website, or The Port Theatre Ticket Centre.

MAY 11–13

BCCF Chorfest 2018 is happening in Richmond BC, with the theme of “World Music—A Soul-filled Celebration” and an inspiring selection of world, gospel and soul music under the expert tutelage of renowned composer and conductor, Brian Tate. details and registration

JUL 9–13

SongRoots 5th Annual Summer Camp will be happening again on Gambier Island. Instructors include New Orleans’ Brian Seeger and Cindy Scott, Dale Rasmussen from Victoria, Gideon Crevoshay from Vermont, Brian Tate, Dawn Pemberton, Jennifer Scott, Jenny Lester and Karla Mundy. details

SEP 28–OCT 1

Save the date for the 2018 SongWest Choral Camp at McKay Bay Lodge in beautiful Bamfield. Faculty will include Brian Tate, Karla Mundy, Jennifer Scott and Michael Creber. Registration will happen March 17. Watch or contact the coordinator for more details.



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