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The Pandora Chorus is a non-auditioned indie pop rock community choir, directed by Glenna Garramone and accompanied by Brooke Maxwell. We will be singing songs from our Winter-Spring repertoire, including songs by Cyndi Lauper, Queen, Neil Young, The Tragically Hip, Alanis Morissette, Paul Simon, Regina Spektor, and more! Doors open 7pm, Show 7:30pm. Tickets: $15 advance, no ticket needed for children ages 12 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20 (cash only).


The Songwriter Sessions hosted by Anne Schaefer, featuring guest artist Glenna Garramone

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The Fort on Fort (@Tectoria), 777 Fort Street, Victoria

Doors open 5:30pm, Show 6pm. Welcome to the Songwriter Sessions, a monthly showcase of diverse songwriters from near and far. Hosted by award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Anne Schaefer, each session features a brilliant special guest artist and offers audiences a unique and intimate evening of beautiful music.

I'm honoured to be the special guest artist playing the first of this series created and hosted by Anne Schaefer, who will also be performing her gorgeous music as part of this evening.

Tickets are $20 advance (purchase online below), or $25 at the door.


Music at the Museum: The Pandora Chorus pop up show

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Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia

The Pandora Chorus, directed by Glenna Garramone, will be singing songs from their Fall session, including songs by Billie Eilish, The Tragically Hip, Tom Petty, Bruce Cockburn, and more. Accompanied on keyboard by Brooke Maxwell. Join us for this free po-up performance in the main lobby of the museum. No tickets or museum entry fee is required to watch the show.

A creative tribute to Leonard Cohen, a project that is a dialogue through song and a tribute to the legendary songwriter. Re-imagining both rare and classic works of Cohen, Glenna Garramone and Oliver Swain have crafted a sound that resonates with both longtime Cohen fans and a younger audience. Featuring special guests Daniel Lapp and Adrian Dolan. The entrance to this concert is at the Victoria Conservatory of Music entrance at 900 Johnson Street.

$35 + taxes and fees


Tower of Song: a creative tribute to Leonard Cohen, featuring Glenna Garramone & Oliver Swain

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Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney

"I said to Hank Williams, how lonely does it get? Hank Williams hasn't answered yet But I hear him coughing all night long A hundred floors above me, In the Tower of Song"

When Leonard Cohen sang these words, the Tower of Song was a metaphor for the inspiration that flows between songwriters, each toiling away on their own, but connected by their shared craft. Moved by this concept, celebrated BC singer-songwriters Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone, collaborated to produce a project that is a dialogue through song and a tribute to the legendary songwriter. Reimagining both rare and classic works of Cohen, the duo have crafted a sound that resonates with both longtime Cohen fans and a younger audience.

Tower of Song began as a one-off tribute night for a packed house at Vancouver's The Media Club, and has since grown into a nationally touring folk duo. Produced by Garramone, she invited fellow Victoria musician Oliver Swain, and the show gave Swain and Garramone the chance to grow their musical chemistry. Together as Tower of Song the two have arranged some of Cohen's timeless songs beautifully, for two voices, banjo, string bass, piano and guitar. Encouraged by the audience response, they continued to present the show regionally, and after several sold-out shows on Vancouver Island and a successful tour of BC and Alberta, Tower of Song put "more power in the tower," recording their debut album In City and In Forest, with Juno award winning producer Joby Baker. They have since toured twice across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, playing more than 200 shows to thousands of people at theatres, festivals and folk clubs across Canada. Highlights include the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, West End Cultural Centre (Winnipeg), Aeolian Hall (London), the Rotary Centre for the Arts (Kelowna), and the Dave Dunnet Theatre (Victoria). "The tunes are hauntingly lovely. Wonderful takes with close harmonies and violent re-rhythmings. Musically sound. Faithful by being strongly, creatively Cohen, and yet wholly their own." James N. Porter, Professor Emeritus (Arts), York University



BIG MACHINE is a captivating musical endeavor that brings together the immense talents of Oliver Swain on bass, banjo, guitar and vocals, Ashley Wey on keyboards and vocals and Glenna Garramone on vocals, keyboards, and guitar. With their unique blend of folk, roots, and jazz influences, the band has carved a distinct path in the contemporary music scene, captivating audiences around the world. Past performance highlights include Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary Folk Festivals, Folk Alliance international & Tondor Festival (Denmark). Doors open 5:30pm, show starts 7pm.

$25 plus fees

The Pandora Chorus is a non-auditioned indie pop rock community choir, directed by Glenna Garramone and accompanied by Brooke Maxwell. We will be singing songs from our Winter-Spring repertoire, including songs by Harry Styles, Simon & Garfunkel, Kate Bush, Adele, Ben E. King, Rick Astley, and more! Doors open 7pm, Show 7:30pm. $15 advance, $20 door, no ticket needed for children ages 12 and under.

DOORS OPEN: 5:30pm, SHOW: 7pm I'm thrilled to be joining this group of musicians! Oliver Swain brings together some of the finest Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk-Rock, Songwriters and Psych-Folk Artists in Victoria for a night of Roots music and new horizons!

$25 plus fees

We're excited to bring our creative tribute to Leonard Cohen to the recently renovated Hermann's Upstairs - a gorgeous room with beautiful sound! Doors 7pm, show 8pm. Advance tickets recommended. 19+ only (no minors). Advance tickets recommended!

$35 advance / $40 door including fees/tax

Doors open 5:30pm, advance tickets recommended. We love playing our creative tribute to Leonard Cohen at the legendary Hermann's Jazz Club in our hometown of Victoria! This is an in-person all ages concert with a live-stream option available as well.

$28 advance tickets

I'm excited to be sharing the stage with these wonderfully talented musicians to perform a variety of songs with the theme of Joy and Peace (original and cover songs), and some seasonal tunes.

Ivonne Hernandez has won pretty much every award she is eligible for including the Grand North American Fiddle Championship (5 times), JUNO Award, Western Canadian Music Award (2 times), Canadian Folk Music Award (2 times). She performs with Oliver Swain in the progressive Celtic group Wayfaring Kind and Bluegrass band Lester, Cobb, Hernandez & Swain.

Juno & WCMA nominated Americana Folk Noir musician Oliver Swain spent a dozen years in some of North America's most loved roots bands (Outlaw Social, The Duhks, The Bills) before going solo and releasing In a BIG MACHINE in 2011 to rave reviews, #1 spots on the charts, sold out shows and festival appearances across western Canada. He collaborates with a wide range of performers in many genres.

All public health orders will be followed, proof of vaccination and mask required for entry to the venue.

$25 advance tickets

We are really looking forward to honoring the life and work of Leonard Cohen in our hometown of Victoria, BC, with a socially distanced concert, at the wonderful and legendary Hermann's Jazz Club. Live-stream option also available. Advanced tickets are required- follow the link :)

$25 tickets.

Doors open 7:30pm, Show 8pm. We love playing our hometown, and we are so excited about the special guests who will be joining us for this tribute to our hero! Featuring special guests Stephen Fearing, Sue Passmore (The Good Lovelies), Steph MacPherson, Elli Hart, and Claire Butterfield (Fox Glove).

Tickets $28 advance, $35 at the door (if available). Advance tickets are highly recommended-- the last time we played this beautiful theatre, the show sold out in advance.

The Pandora Chorus Concert Spring 2019

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 924 Douglas St., Victoria, BC

Doors open 7pm, Show 7:30pm. The Pandora Chorus is a non-auditioned indie pop rock choir directed by Glenna Garramone, based in Victoria, BC. This session we have had 2 very talented guest co-directors/arrangers/accompanists: Brooke Maxwell, and Danielle Lebeau-Petersen, who will showcase their work at the concert. We'll be singing songs from our Winter/Spring Season repertoire, including songs by Prince, The Tragically Hip, Tears For Fears, Queen, k.d. lang, and more! Join us for light snacks after the show.

Accompanied children ages 12 and under do not require a ticket. Advance tickets $12. Hard copy tickets for sale at Lyle's Place (770 Yates St., Victoria, BC). If still available, tickets will also be for sale at the doors, starting at 7pm the night of the show for $15 (cash only). All tickets are General Admission. Enter through the front doors of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 924 Douglas Street.

Poster art by Sara Williamson.

Tower of Song at the Victoria Event Centre

Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, Victoria

Doors open 7pm, show 8pm. We always love playing in our beautiful home town. Join us for a special evening of music and poetry in honour of our hero Leonard Cohen. Advance tickets through the link below (Eventbrite) and at Lyle's Place (770 Yates St). Tickets $20 advance, $25 cash only at the door (if available).