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Feb
25
Sun
71st Annual Prairie Night in the Afternoon @ Centennial United Church
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
71st Annual Prairie Night in the Afternoon @ Centennial United Church

Toe-tapping music with the Greater Victoria Police Chorus celebrating Canada and the Prairies. Non-Prairie people warmly welcomed. Refreshments after the concert. Wheelchair accessible.

Mar
23
Fri
SingYourJoy IN Concert! @ Dave Dunnet Community Theatre
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SingYourJoy IN Concert! @ Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

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)

SingYourJoy is Victoria’s 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 the SingYourJoy family.

TICKETS are now available – get yours today! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/singyourjoy-in-concert-tickets-42652127662

Tell your Truth / Find your Voice / Sing YOUR Song!

Learn more about SingYourJoy: http://singyourjoy.ca/
Email: [email protected]
Text/Call: 250-882-5668 / 250-213-1948
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1644856448911806/

Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels @ Upstairs Lounge, Oak Bay Recreation Centre
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels @ Upstairs Lounge, Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Born in Havana, Cuba, Del Junco (loosely translated “of the reeds”) immigrated with his family at the age of one. He bent his first note on a harmonica when he was fourteen, making his debut with his high school math teacher at a student talent night. In his early 20’s Del Junco was immersed in a visual arts career; which has definitely had an influence on his outlook on music: “Music is just a different way of creating textures and shapes.”

Playing a ten hole diatonic harmonica, Carlos has developed the unique ability to play chromatically by using a recently developed “overblow” technique taught to him by jazz virtuoso Howard Levy. Overall, this approach to the diatonic harmonica, although much more difficult to achieve, is in many ways more expressive and communicative than the mechanized tone produced by the chromatic harmonica . Carlos is one of the few pioneers of this overblow method, bringing musical credibility to what has still been considered by many in the music industry – a fringe folk instrument. The sophisticated sound produced by Del Junco is at once sensitive, soulful, and sexy while never forgetting the rawness inherent in blues music. Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”). The emphasis is on blues, but Carlos and his band are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.

Carlos has won two gold medals at the Hohner World Harmonica Championships & was judged world’s best in both the diatonic blues & diatonic jazz categories. Carlos is a sought after performer who tours nationally and internationally playing major jazz, blues and folk festivals.

Advance tickets $20 at Ivy’s Bookshop, the Oak Bay Recreation Centre and online at www.beaconridgeproductions.com | $25 at the door

Please note The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm