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

SUN, NOV 12, 2017, 9:30am to 3:00pm

Threshold Choir Introductory Workshop is being held at The Lions Den in Campbell River. Come find out what Threshold Choirs are all about! Advance registration a must! details

FEB 23–25, 2018

Nanaimo Sings! Festival 2018 will present 6 mini-concerts by 13 local choirs over 2 days (Feb 23 & 24) at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, PLUS the Gala Concert with its massed-choir performance of over 300 voices under the direction of Willi Zwozdesky at The Port Theatre on Feb 25. details

MAR 3–11, 2018

World Pilgrim Global Education Tour to Cuba with Dawn Pemberton, Karla Mundy and Doris Kizinna. details

mar 11–24, 2018

Village Harmony Cuba Camp in Havana and Matzanas. A camp for singers who can sight-read music with fluency, able to tackle complicated rhythms, and are serous about studying Cuban choral music and Afro-Cuban singing and dance. Applications will be accepted only until September 30! details

JUL 9–13, 2018

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. Registration will begin January 6. details

AUG 19–31, 2018

SongRoutes is off to the Republic of Georgia! The first week of the trip will be based in Sighnaghi, where we will study with the Zedashe ensemble. We will then travel to Tbilisi, Vardzia, Borjomi, to visit caves, wineries and museums, breadmaking, hiking and enjoy several supra feasts! Open to about 24 singers. There will be a pre-trip rehearsal (or two) to bring music to Georgia. The cost for the full trip is $1800 CAD (includes accommodations, food, entire music program, ground transportation in Georgia; not including airfare) plus a $25 application fee. Registration begins November 1. details

SEP 28–OCT 1, 2018

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 begin in the new year. Watch or contact the coordinator for more details.



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