Beautiful & Beyond v2.0 – SingYourJoy in Concert!

 

Beautiful & Beyond v2.0 – SingYourJoy in Concert!

Saturday, April 4th: 7pm AND Sunday, April 5th: 3:30pm

Join this fabulous inclusive community of young adults as they share their music and celebrate new and old friendships.

Our concerts feature an eclectic mix of choral presentations. Beautiful & Beyond v2.0 continues to explore all aspects of beauty – of ourselves and the world around us, the physical, the mental, the emotional, from the mundane to the world-changing and beyond. We welcome Neko Smart, Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate, as our guest artist.

Neko Smart is a graduate of Victoria High School, and the founder and former captain turned coach of the Vic High Slam Poetry Team. Neko’s passion for performance was developed through her local theatre community. She realized the importance of self expression through the arts and the significance of embracing her quirky, if not neurotic and intense, character. She encourages vulnerability in writing as a way of healing through written word.

“Poetry is a means of creative expression that enables me to process the world through the lens of my anxiety disorder,” said Neko Smart, “As Youth Poet Laureate, my goal is to emphasize the importance of cultivating open dialogues about mental health in order to reduce stigma and increase safety, particularly in youth.”

SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus under the direction of Christine Chepyha and Gordon Miller, is joined by musicians Kelby MacNayr and Joey Smith.

Victoria Guitar Society presents Raphaël Feuillâtre

“The Victoria Guitar Society is proud to present Paris-based award winning classical guitarist, Raphaël Feuillâtre. Raphaël Feuillâtre started classical guitar lessons at the age of nine with Hacène Addadi at Cholet Conservatory. In 2012, he entered Michel Grizard’s class at the Conservatory of Nantes. Three years later, he was accepted to the Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance (CNSMDP) into the class of Roland Dyens and obtained his Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in 2017 with highest honors. He is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Classical Guitar Performance with Tristan Manoukian. Raphaël also works with Judicaël Perroy, who plays a very important role in his artistic development.

Alongside his studies, Raphaël has taken part in various international guitar competitions, obtaining several major awards. In 2017, he won the 1st prize in the International Guitar Competition Jose Tomas – Villa Petrer in Spain. This enabled him to record his first album with JSM Guitar Records in 2018 (Bach, Granados, Tansman, Assad, Dyens) and be invited to multiple festivals in and outside France (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Holland, Montenegro, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, etc.). Winner of the highly prestigious competition Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) in 2018, Raphaël is preparing the recording of his second opus (Naxos Label, 2019) and is currently on a six month tour around USA and Canada, as well as Mexico and Japan during 2019-2020 season.

Raphaël divides his time between performing and teaching. He regularly gives Master Classes during his numerous festival concert trips and has a permanent teaching position at the Music School of Villeneuve-la-Garenne in the Paris region.

For more information visit: www.victoriaguitarsociety.ca Advance discounted tickets are on our website: www.victoriaguitarsociety.ca and at Good Earth Coffeehouse (Oak Bay), Ivy’s Bookshop, Long & McQuade, Tanner’s Books (Sidney). Advance price $25 general, $20 senior & $15 student. At the door $30/$25/$20

Starlight Pops presents “Britain Goes POP!”

Starlight Pops, Victoria’s fabulous pops choir directed by Sue Doman, presents top-of-the-pops from British pop legends including Rod Stewart, Elton John, Adele, John Lennon, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen and more! Also featuring the Starlight Pops Combo. Tickets $25 (general admission); available online at http://www.starlightpops.com/or at Ivy’s Book Shop (2188 Oak Bay Ave). Tickets also available at the door (cash only).

Beautiful & Beyond – SingYourJoy in Concert

Join this fabulous inclusive community of young adults as they share their music and celebrate new and old friendships.

Our concert features an eclectic mix of choral presentations. Beautiful & Beyond examines all aspects of beauty – of ourselves and the world around us, the physical, the mental, the emotional, from the mundane to the world-changing and beyond.

SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus under the direction of Christine Chepyha and Gordon Miller, is joined by musicians Kelby MacNayr and Joey Smith.

See you on December 6th for another fabulous evening of music, laughter and tears, and heartfelt community.

MAK GRGIC

“The Victoria Guitar Society presents Mak Grgic in the 2nd performance of its International Concert Series. Slovenian born Mak Grgic is emerging as a star on the worldwide stage. At the age of 22, Mak made his debut in Russia, performing Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. An expansive and adventurous repertoire attests to his versatility and wide-ranging interests: from the Baroque and Renaissance to music of the cinema; from ethnic music of his native Balkans to extreme avant-garde and microtonal music. Mak’s extraordinary talents and tastes as soloist, collaborator, and recording artist are fueled by his curiosity, imagination, and boundless energy. In 2018 Mak was invited by legendary singer-songwriter k.d. lang to perform as the opening act for the North American leg of her Ingénue Redux Tour. Mak’s recorded albums capture a probing and continuous exploration of the world of guitar and all its possibilities. His latest recordings, “Balkanisms“ for Naxos Music in collaboration with RTV Slovenija and “MAKrotonal” for MicroFest Records, explore ethnic music, microtonal, new music and early music on re-fretted instruments, such as a “zig-zag fretted Bach prototype guitar” that captures the temperaments of the Baroque period. Mak was one of the first students to apply for USC Thornton’s new Arts Leadership graduate program, which he incorporated into his doctoral studies in guitar. He has been a student of William Kanengiser and Scott Tennant of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, in addition to Brian Head, artistic director of Guitar Foundation of America. In the fall of 2017, he began the Artist Diploma program at USC, the first guitarist in the university’s history to be admitted to this elite program. For more information visit: www.victoriaguitarsociety.ca

Advance discounted tickets are on our website: www.victoriaguitarsociety.ca and at Good Earth Coffeehouse (Oak Bay), Ivy’s Bookshop, Long & McQuade, Tanner’s Books (Sidney). Advance price $25 general, $20 senior & $15 student. At the door $30/$25/$20”

The Phillips Backyard Weekender DAY 3

Phillips Backyard Weekender The Phillips Backyard
Weekender 2018

Atomique Productions, The Zone at 91-3, and Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. present…

The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018
continues today and wraps up – Sunday, July 22 Phillips Brewery Backyard, ANIAN Yard, Discovery Street 19+

Appearing in The Backyard…

The RevolutionReggie WattsKeys N KratesKelisTOO MANY ZOOZ!!! (Chk Chk Chk)Hollie CookDJ ShubMiles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down • FederaleMoontricksMiami Nights 1984Louise Burns MusicOrilla & GrossbusterSlim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers • The Champion Sound (Dj Murge & Verse)

Appearing at The Picnic-er Stage at ANIÁN, curated by Do250

Diamond CafeDylan StoneElectric Sex PantherJason VernersSmall Town ArtilleryTan and HideZee and The Empties • and many more to be announced!

Tickets are available both online at TicketWeb Canada and in-store at The Phillips Brewery (2010 Government St.).

The Phillips Backyard Weekender Individual Day Passes ($39.50): backyardweekender.com/tickets

Victoria’s biggest backyard brewery party is back! After we expanded our footprint last July to include Discovery Street and ANIÁN Yard it was clear to us it needed to continue. We’re looking forward to tweaking the site layout and serving up tons of cold beer next July 20-22!

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Jill Barber returns to Victoria November 3

Jill Barber

jill barberJill Barber has become renowned for writing songs that evoke feelings of a bygone era. The songs on Fool’s Gold are delivered by that distinct, evocative voice of an artist who has drawn inspiration from a cross section of musical genres. Regardless of Jill’s influences, the one thing you are always assured of is that you know a Jill Barber song when you hear it, and chances are, you’ll never forget it…

2 time Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, is one of Canada’s brightest stars – selling out theatres coast to coast and headlining the country’s most prestigious festivals. Her albums have sold over 100,000 copies and her album Mischievous Moon spent 13 straight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Jazz Charts and debuted at #12 on the US Billboard Jazz charts. Her song “Chances” was also featured on the soundtrack for the hit series “Orange is the New Black.” She has fans in Josh Ritter, Kathleen Edwards, Kris Kristofferson (who hails Jill as a “real songwriter, a damn good songwriter”) and collaborator Ron Sexsmith.

Having earned over twenty award nominations and with two top-selling albums in English, in 2013 Jill released the french language album “Chansons,” after a celebrated performance at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival where she sang (for the first time ever) a French translation of one of her songs, “Tous Mes Rêves” (“All My Dreams”). Chansons has firmly established Jill as an artist to watch in both French and English, and an upcoming 2015 European tour is sure to expand her fan base even more.

Jill Barber
Capital Ballroom
858 Yates Street
$35.00Ages 19+ TICKETS

Queen It’s a Kinda Magic | Royal Theatre May 15

Queen It’s a Kinda Magic

Royal Theatre  May 15, 7:00pm
Queen - It's a Kinda Magic - PlayInVictoria.netQueen It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’.
Painstaking attention has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking Rock harmonies.
Queen It’s a Kinda Magic presents a state-of-the-art sound and lighting and authentic costumes, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing!
Tickets for Queen  It’s a Kinda Magic start at $39.00 until January 31st | On sale December 15 at 10am *Tickets starting at $49.00 starting February 1stRMTS presale December 13 at 10am to December 14 at 11:59pm
Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.

Additional Headliners Announced Victoria Jazzfest

Victoria JazzfestG O G O P E N G U I N
p l u s Gwyneth Herbert

McPherson Playhouse | Saturday, June 23 – 7:30pm | $42.50 & $32.50 (plus service charges)

Victoria Jazzfest: Their music is described as acoustic-electronica and is noted for its hypnotic melodies, visceral bass-lines and tidal rhythms. Manchester, UK-based piano trio GoGo Penguin is pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. The band’s music features break-beats, minimalist piano melodies, powerful basslines, drums inspired from electronica and anthemic riffs. Their latest album on Blue Note A Humdrum Star, was released in February 2018. Britain’s Gwyneth Herbert is a sophisticated jazz-ballad artist and has released six albums. “She has a voice that can effortlessly render any emotion with commanding ease.”

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Victoria JazzfestM O R G A N J A M E S & J A M I S O N R O S S

McPherson Playhouse | Monday, June 25 – 7:30pm | $52.50 & $42.50 (plus service charges)

Victoria Jazzfest: A veteran performer with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, vocalist Morgan James is a phenomenal talent with a genuine feel for soul music and songwriting. Reckless Abandon, her recent recording of all-original material, proved to be a hit with critics and the public. The charismatic James shows a mature sense of balance on stage that makes an evening with her a memorable delight.

Praised for having “the intuitive musicality of Stevie Wonder”, New Orleans’ Jamison Ross was destined to make his mark on jazz from behind a drum kit. Ross’s debut album, Jamison, showcased his percussive and singing skills in gospel and R&B-inflected jazz compositions that earned a 2015 Grammy nod. His January 2018 Concord release All for One continues to showcase his highly resonant and soulful vocals. Ross is a fresh, dazzling talent.

Victoria JazzfestMACY GRAY

Royal Theatre | Wednesday, June 27 – 7:30pm | $68.50 & $53.50 (plus service charges)

Victoria Jazzfest: Macy Gray’s voice has drawn comparisons with Billy Holiday, Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, to name a few. “I Try,” remains one of her best-known songs, from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is, winning her a Grammy in 2001. Her latest album Stripped was recorded with notable jazz musicians including Russell Malone, Wallace Rodney and Ari Hoenig. Jazz is how she got her start and is what Gray does in this collection of reimagined songs from her catalog. From jazz to pop and R&B, to jazz again, Macy Gray continues to divulge her musical prowess with a unique, smoky voice that is unforgettable to the last note. “Macy Gray is back and better than ever” – Vogue Magazine

Victoria JazzfestTHE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND

McPherson Playhouse | Friday, June 29 – 7:30pm | $55.50 & $45.50 (plus service charges)

14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the Dobro (resonator guitar) what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar by reinventing the instrument in countless ways. This forward-thinking artist incorporates elements of bluegrass, jazz, blues, rock and Celtic into his musical vision. He is best known as a key member of Alison Krauss and Union Station since 1988. Douglas’ distinctive sound graces 1500+ albums, including discs released by Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Ray Charles. He recently received a Grammy Nomination for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.” A true pioneer in American Music.

See the previously released list of headliners HERE

See images from the last SIX years of Jazzfest

SingYourJoy IN Concert! March 23

SingyourjoySingYourJoy IN Concert!

SingYourJoy has been delighting Victoria audiences with their enthusiastic choral performances for 7 years. And we are excited to perform this year’s concert on the amazing stage of the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre!

Join these fabulous young adults as they share their truth, their voices and their SONGS on Friday March 23rd. (ONE SHOW ONLY)

This Young Adult Chorus under the direction of Christine Chepyha and Gordon Miller.

All tickets are $20, and every seat is exceptional in this great performance space.

We’re grateful for the support of the NRS Foundation through the Victoria Foundation as we look to raise the bar on our artistic and performance commitment this season.

With thanks to our Season Sponsors: Top Shelf Bookkeeping are back for another year, and we’re thrilled to have them in our family.

TICKETS are now available – get yours today!

Learn more about: http://singyourjoy.ca/

Find out more about our supporters: http://singyourjoy.ca/supporters/

 

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