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Made in Nanaimo: Celebrating Song and Partnership

Sun Mar 5th, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Together again! After two years of pandemic darkness, Nanaimo Sings! is thrilled to be able to again offer performance opportunities for its member choirs.

Nanaimo Sings!, an umbrella choral organization for local community choirs, is proud to be part of the richly diverse cultural landscape of our city. Choral music is what Nanaimo Sings! stands for. It is what we do both individually and collectively. Made in Nanaimo: Celebrating Song and Partnership marks the resumption of live performance for this organization and a revitalization of its purpose which is to promote “community through song”.

As part of this event, Nanaimo Sings! reached out to build partnerships within the community, recognizing that Nanaimo is home to many talented, creative artists. Through a search in early 2022, seven original songs composed by Nanaimo singer/songwriters were selected. Subsequently, four talented Nanaimo-based musicians were commissioned by Nanaimo Sings! to write choral arrangements of those songs. The culmination of this project will see singers from member choirs performing these works in partnership with each other and with the musicians who arranged them.

Guest conductor, Willi Zwozdesky will join Nanaimo Sings! directors to lead the singing. We have been privileged to benefit from the expert experience and mentorship of Willi Zwozdesky. Willi is widely known and respected as a choral arranger, conductor and music producer. He is the Executive Director of the BC Choral Federation and the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Men’s Chorus.

Instrumental music will be conducted by Nico Rhodes. with a guest appearance by Joëlle Rabu. 

Nico is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and instructor who inhabits all styles, eras and genres of music. Recently, Nico was awarded the Emerging Cultural Leader Award from the City of Nanaimo. Three of the Made in Nanaimo songs were arranged by Nico. We are grateful for his many contributions to this project and delighted that he will conduct the instrumentalists for the show.

For more information visit: www.nanaimosings.ca 

The show is approx. 90 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets on sale 11am Monday Dec. 12th

All seats $24



Sun Mar 5th, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Port Theatre OffStage
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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