Island Soul Choir
Approximate running time: 2 hours
125 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4
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 outlying islands including Gabriola, Salt Spring, Lasqueti and Quadra. Members don’t need to have any prior choir experience; they may not even know how to read music — they just need to want to sing. The choir’s repertoire includes gospel, spirituals, world music, blues, pop, soul, R&B… basically any type of music that touches, moves or inspires the soul. There’s definitely safety in numbers for newcomers to find their singing voice within this choir, and we are continuing to offer online-only participation for anyone who is still unsure of participating in person. The excitement to be back together again is definitely palpable!
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. (Multiple resources are available to members to learn the music.) Now into its 16th year, the choir continues to be hugely popular in spite of (or maybe more due to) this unorthodox rehearsal format.
90 mins. (approx.) & 20 min. intermission
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!