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Nov
18
Sun
How Can I Keep from Singing, Song of the Folk @ Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Newcastle Island Lobby
Nov 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
How Can I Keep from Singing, Song of the Folk @ Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Newcastle Island Lobby

From the hearts and minds of people worldwide springs an infinite and precious collection of songs passed down from generation to generation. Join us and delight in the many ways in which Songs of the Folk have evolved and influenced cultures and genres throughout the ages- songs of camaraderie, comfort, wisdom and love. They draw us together and fill our hearts with the ultimate common bond- humanity.
To celebrate this common bond A Cappella Plus presents a program of songs from a variety of countries, eras and composers. Musical flavours originate from places like Sweden, France, South Africa, the USA, England and Cuba. There are new arrangements of well-known songs as well as music that is brand new and fascinating. From Fair Phyllis, a cheeky madrigal that is wonderful fun to sing to the inspirational Baba Yetu, an adaptation of a Swahili folk song, the range of music is wide. It was a Lover and his Lass is jazzy and very interesting while I’s the B’y, a folk song from Newfoundland, will have you tapping your toes. Sonnez Les Cloches, based on Frere Jacques, the round that we have all sung since we were kids, takes us off on a wild and wonderful tangent! Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel is full-on gospel that is big, bold and thrilling. The men are trying out barbershop harmony with I’ve Been Working on the Railroad while the women are learning Korean with the very lovely Arrirang. These songs and many more are guaranteed to ignite your imagination and please your ears.
Come early and enjoy a drink from the bar and chat with friends. Refreshments will be served at intermission. Tickets, $23 are available on line from www.acappellaplus.ca or from choir members. Advance ticket sales only, no tickets at the door.

Dec
18
Tue
Huron Carole @ Centennial United Church
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Huron Carole @ Centennial United Church

Tom Jackson’s smooth baritone will fill the room this holiday season as he brings the Huron Carole concert series to Victoria in support of The Mustard Seed.

Join us on Tuesday, December 18th as we celebrate the Christmas season!

Tom Jackson, founder of The Huron Carole Concert Series is a musician, beloved TV personality, activist, and producer. His boundless passion for creating and inspiring change has generated over $200 million in combined cash/in-kind donations for food banks, disaster relief, and service agencies. Joining Tom on stage is long-time friend, and award-winning producer/musician/music director Tom McKillip.

The Huron Carole is a seasonal music tradition spanning 3 decades touring from coast to coast. Expect an intimate evening of contemporary and signature Christmas music along with stories creatively crafted by Tom.

This performance will be the last of 17 shows that traveled to 15 cities raising funds for local food banks and family service agencies.