‘The Lonely’ features the beloved music of Roy Orbison. (submitted)

Orbison tribute, Concenti concert, and Freedom Gospel make for an exciting week

April 23-29 is an exciting week for entertaiment in the Cowichan Valley.

Concenti Singer team with Youth Choir for Duncan show

The award-winning Concenti Singers and Cowichan Valley Youth Choir will perform a concert entitled This Land Is What I Am on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at Duncan United Church.

Both of these groups are directed by Sheila Johnson, and a variety of tuneful selections make up a finely-crafted performance.

Tickets are $15 each, while children 12 and under are admitted free. Get your tickets from Concenti members or at Volume One books in Duncan.

Nowicki heads to Crofton for Sunday jazz show

Wanda Nowicki returns to the Crofton Hotel Pub on Sunday, April 23 starting at 2 p.m.

She’ll be joined by her band from Saltspring Island, led by trumpeter Derrick Milton, with bassist Ian Van Wyck, guitarist David Lippincott and drummer Laurent Boucher.

You can also catch her this summer at the Chemainus Jazz Festival with this same group.

Her resume includes performances with blues tenor saxophonist Big Jay McNeely, and with singer Richard Berry, best known as the composer and original performer of the rock standard ‘Louie Louie’.

Sunday’s performance is part of the Jazz at Crofton series, which runs from 2 to 5 p.m. each Sunday. Musicians are invited join in a jam session during the last hour.

Admission is $15 at the door.

Freedom Gospel Choir Wake Up Singin’ in Duncan

Why not start the season with the Duncan Freedom Gospel Choir’s upcoming show, Wake Up Singin’?

Presented this year at two different venues on successive days, the concert is sure to lift your spirits as well as pleasing your ears.

The first show is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, starting at 7 p.m. at Duncan United Church at 246 Ingram St. while the second concert is on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 531 Herbert St.

Tickets are $15 each.

Get them from choir members, at the St. Andrew’s office, or at Ten Old Books.

The few that are left will be available at the door.

Tribute show celebrates music of Roy Orbison

Rock-it Boy Entertainment presents The Lonely, celebrating the music of Roy Orbison at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, April 27, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Renowned for his passionate voice and touching songs, Orbison made a lasting impact on popular music.

This all-new tribute show not only includes the Orbison hits you know and love but also includes tunes from his time with The Traveling Wilburys, an astonishing aggregation made up of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty.

Tickets are available at cowichanpac.ca or at the Cowichan Ticket Centre. Call 250-748-7529.

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