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RHYTHMS OF NATURE: A SPRING CONCERT
Monday, May 14 & Tuesday, May 15
St. Paul's Anglican Church (Pendrell @ Jervis)
Joyful Voice Community Choir presents "Rhythms of Nature", an uplifting and inspiring mix of choral music ranging from popular to spiritual to classic.
Joyful Voice is an inclusive and open organization. We value music, enjoy laughter, and bring the spirit of song to our community. Please join us for this entertaining and enjoyable evening!
The Joyful Voice Community Choir is an inclusive and open organization. Anyone is welcome to join us – just bring your love of singing. No audition or prior choral experience is required.
Our choir is truly a community organization. Its members are a representative cross-section of our diverse city. It is led by volunteers, sponsored by individual and business interests, performs both as a public service and to a broad audience, and supports those members of our community who need it the most.
Come out and see us – or better yet, join us, and be part of a fun and dynamic collective – one that values music, enjoys laughter, and brings the spirit of song to our community.
A non-perishable food item for the Vancouver Food Bank or cash donation is appreciated!
4 to 5 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Wesley Church (1022 Nelson @ Burrard)
Every Sunday afternoon the folks at the historic church at Burrard and Nelson present the finest jazz musicians in the Lower Mainland in an afternoon performance where jazz meets, and dances, with the spirit.
The May performances include:
May 6: Parker Woods’ new group, Otra, is Inspired by the abstract improvisational paintings of the mid 20th century known as Art Autre, or; art of another kind. The sound is a coming together of jazz, modern popular music and chamber music, featuring five of Vancouver’s finest young improvisers with vocalist Natasha D’Agostino, Thad Bailey-Mai on trumpet, Stephen Edwards on bass, Miles Wong on drums, and Parker Woods on guitar.
May 13 (Mother's Day): Vocalist Karin Plato is a Vancouver based jazz vocalist, composer and music educator who has released several acclaimed recordings of jazz standards and original songs. She is a Juno Award nominee, West Coast Music Award nominee and three times she has been nominated Canadian Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the National Jazz Awards. Karin will be joined by James Danderfer on clarinet, Chris Gestrin on piano, Laurence Mollerup on bass, Joe Poole on drums, and guest vocalist Twyla Pittson.
May 20: Trumpeter Trevor Whitridge delivers a fresh vibe of traditional hot jazz and swinging tunes from to the Vancouver music scene. Trevor has been on the Vancouver jazz scene since 2009 and has performed at, in addition to Jazz Vespers, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and Pyatt Hall at the VSO. A frequent presence in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, Trevor co-directs a community base band, the Drive Street Band and plays with Capilano University’s ‘A’ band.
May 27: Vocalist Nancy Newman, whose lush and evocative voice, deep interpretive skills, and passion for improvisation shine as she sings across the borders of jazz, popular and original music. Nuanced vocals, flowing melodies, and soulful honesty punctuate Nancy’s performances. Music from her two albums ‘Palace of the Moon’ and ‘You Never Know’ were met with a standing ovation at her Cultch Historic Theatre release in 2012. In addition to performing at music festivals, jazz venues, and special events, Nancy has created and hosts ‘Third Thursday’, a popular monthly vocal jazz jam. Performing with Nancy Newman are accomplished musicians Dan Reynolds on piano and Conrad Good on bass. Together they share an intuitive connection, creating an exquisite and uplifting listening experience for all.
ROEDDE HOUSE CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES
Sunday, May 13 / 4 p.m.
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
$15 Adults / $12 Students & Seniors
The second Sunday of each month you’ll find an afternoon of classical music in the parlour of historic (1893) Roedde House Museum, former home of Vancouver’s first book-binder and his wife, Gustav and Matilda Roedde.
On Sunday May 13 celebrate Mothers Day and all the wonderful women in your life with “In Praise of Women”, featuring music by women composers, including Vancouver’s own Dorothy Chang and Eileen Padgett, performed by the musical trio Joan Blackman (violin), Julia Nolan (saxophone), and Jane Hayes (piano).
Arrive early for the Tea & Tour from 1 to 4 p.m.