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Northwest Passage video 

I had the pleasure of working with Daniel Lapp and DJ Murge to provide a soundtrack to Dave Smith's journey through the Northwest Passage.  Here's our version of the iconic Stan Rogers' song.

The Pandora Chorus in Concert, Saturday, April 23 

The Pandora Chorus continues to be a deeply fulfilling adventure for me.  In January 2015, after a decade or so of dreaming about directing my own indie-pop-rock choir, I decided to make the dream real, or at least put forth my best effort.  I had completed a program in Community Choir Leadership (with Shivon Robinsong and Denis Donnelly) in 2011, but I was unsure of how to blend this vision with the reality of being a touring musician.  I talked with Jenny Ritter, a fellow musician and rock and roll choir leader, who advised me to just go for it, saying that I'd find a way to manage it all.  She said many other encouraging things, including reminding me about the community-building aspect of choir leadership, which has proven to be such a gift in my life.
I rented a space, started working on repertoire, put posters all over town, and within a few weeks, I had over 40 singers registered!  The choir continues to evolve, and during this most recent session (which started in January 2016), I've been very grateful for the expansion of the Bass and Tenor sections.  The choir is sounding gorgeous, and our concert which will take place at The Church of Truth, a beautiful building with amazing acoustics and a grand piano. I'm excited for everyone-- the choir, the audience, and myself-- to experience our harmonies in a room designed with live music in mind. 
Advance tickets recommended.  Available at Lyle's Place (770 Yates St), or through Eventbrite.

Eventbrite - The Pandora Chorus in Concert, April 2016

Two worlds meet: The Pandora Chorus guest appearance with Shane Koyczan 

The Pandora Chorus, the indie-pop-rock choir I started in January, made our public debut as surprise guests at Shane Koyczan's sold out show at Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria, BC on March 27, 2015.  It was so rewarding and satisfying for these two projects that I'm involved with to come together in such a beautiful way.  As a member of Short Story Long, I co-wrote the music with the band in the summer, and then I arranged it for the choir, who performed it in front of 800+ people while Shane captivated us all with his poetry.  It was really quite something to witness a crowd of people who had come to listen to one person with one microphone speak from his heart.  In this age of technology, it was delightfully refreshing to be reminded of the power of a single voice speaking authentically.  The choir sang a cappella.  The Alix Goolden Hall is one of my favourite rooms to sing in, the acoustics are stunning.  It was a very different experience for me to be on stage, and not singing.  I conducted the choir, and co-wrote and arranged the music, so I definitely felt connected to the music as it happened, but it felt surreal to be partially responsible for sound that was not coming out of me directly.  I'm grateful for the expansion of my musical life, and for the collaborations that reinforce my sense of being connected to others.  This connection is a huge part of why I play music, and I'm thankful that the web of connection is growing.

Speaking of which, YOU can be part of the expansion, and hear The Pandora Chorus in action THIS THURSDAY, April 9th at the VCM's Wood Hall (907 Pandora Ave, entrance at 900 Johnson St.), 8pm. Join us for a casual performance and open class where you can learn more about our upcoming Spring session. It's a FREE event but you must RSVP online here. Feel free to share with anyone you think may be interested.