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Cowichan Vocal Collective supports Providence Farm with May concerts

Pieces from Palestrina, Morley, Purcell, Andrew Sisters, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Coldplay
Cowichan Vocal Collective members from left: back: Tom Ellis, Kevin Louden, Graham Brockley, John Lofto; front: Christina Taylor, Lara Nowlan, Makiko Johnston, Bonnie Louden, Michelle Weckesser, Sheena Hiles. The group is putting on two shows on May 4 and 5, 2024. (Courtesy of Cowichan Vocal Collective)

The Cowichan Vocal Collective will be Singing Through the Ages in May with two performances of their upcoming fundraising concert.

On the programme is a diverse array of choral arrangements showcasing pieces from Palestrina, Morley, Purcell, Andrew Sisters, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Coldplay, and more.

Admission to both performances is by cash donation at the door with a suggested donation of $20 per adult. Concert proceeds will support Providence Farm.

The chamber choir started in 2019 and includes 10 Cowichan Valley musicians. They use their concerts to support a variety of charitable causes. In the past they have been able to donate to Cowichan Women Against Violence Society, the Duncan Homeless Prevention Fund, ARC: Assisting Refugees in Cowichan, Nourish Cowichan, and Cowichan Hospice.

“This passionate group has significant choral experience, including several members with degrees and certifications in music and music education,” said a press release for the show. “Collectively, the singers have performed in many advanced and professional choirs across Canada and performed as soloists classically and in musical theatre. The Cowichan Vocal Collective strives to uplift, inspire, and unite with every note.”

The first show is on Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Duncan United Church (246 Ingram St.). The second show is on Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at Sylvan United Church (985 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd.).

For more information, including upcoming concert dates, visit the choir Facebook page: