As the world continues to regain a sense of normalcy, a renewed sense of creating a better world seems to be gaining more traction. For this concert, conductor Karla Mundy has selected a repertoire that expresses our renewed joy, resilience and determination to make our lives, our communities and our world a better place to be. From raucous spirituals to soulful prayers, demands for change to celebratory praises, this concert will surely touch, move and inspire our audience.
Island Soul Choir is pleased to welcome Just in Time Choir’s Vocal Minority and Jems as our guest for this concert. Based in the Comox Valley, Vocal Minority is an auditioned mixed-voice choir, while Jems is an auditioned treble-voice choir. Each choir is a close-knit group of about 16 singers that combine a wealth of musical talent to share with their audiences. They sing a repertoire of contemporary music, including songs from genres such as jazz, rock, pop, folk, funk, Latin, soul and gospel. They are renowned for their energetic, engaging, and musically rich performances. They also make a hard team to beat at “name that tune”! These ensembles rehearse weekly, led by Wendy Nixon Stothert who directs six choirs and organizes choral events in the Comox Valley.
NanGo Grannies will partner once again with Island Soul Choir by selling homemade crafts in the theatre lobby before the concert and during intermission. All proceeds raised will be used to support The Stephen Lewis Foundation to help grandmothers in 15 sub-Saharan Africa countries raise their grandchildren who have been orphaned by AIDS. We encourage our audience to take advantage of this opportunity to support a truly worthwhile endeavour.
Island Soul Choir is a community choir in its purest sense. The choir welcomes members from all over Vancouver Island, from Victoria to Port Hardy to Bamfield, as well as Cortes, Gabriola, Salt Spring,…
Given that Ms. Mundy lives in Vancouver, Island Soul Choir rehearsals are scheduled only five times per session, about a month apart, unlike traditional choirs that rehearse weekly. Now into its 16th year, the choir continues to be hugely popular in spite of (or maybe more due to) this unorthodox rehearsal format.
Phenomenal! We’ll absolutely be back for another concert… So exhuberant!… Loved being part of the uplifting energy… We just loved it!… Thanks for such a lovely show… The singers are so enthusiastic!… Very uplifting!… Makes you want to join… Really fun to watch… Always great… Fantastic!
Island Soul Choir gratefully acknowledges the generous support of The Port Theatre as our sponsor for this concert. Their support is a true measure of their commitment to the survival of our local arts community in these post-pandemic times.