Harrison Festival Concert Series, Two nights with The Gettin’ Higher Choir and the return of The Victoria Django Festival!
January 4, 2014
Did we mention Happy New Year and hope you had a great holiday season? No time for that, let’s get down to it in 2014!
First off, two double bills with BIG MACHINE and Tower of Song, January 24 and 25 The Harrison Festival Concert Series. looking forward Saturday January 25 show at the Harrison Memorial Hall with Glenna Garramone, Richard Moody and Adam Dobres!
February gets rolling on the 7 & 8 with two nights at Victoria’s Alix Goolden Hall with The Gettin’ Higher Choir! I am so happy to be working with this massive group of singers. Under the inspired direction of Shivon Robinsong and Denis Donnelly, The Gettin’ Higher Choir has been bringing and community to Victorian singers and choir directors from around the world for over a decade. We will be doing arrangements of a couple freedom lovin’ original tunes of mine and BIG MACHINE will also be doing a short set on our own! To top it all off this concert is a benefit for The Power of Hope, an organization that develops music and arts programs for kids in communities with limited access!! see shows page for more info.
The Victoria Django Festival is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! For two nights February 14 & 15 be transported to the dance halls, opera houses and underground venues of the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties and revel in the musical splendor of the Paris tradition! This year’s festival starts with the Friday night Valentine’s dance party at the chandelier lit White Eagle Hall(90 Dock st) with both upper and lower halls in full swing featuring Brishen, The Brett Martens String Band and Special Guests. Victoria Django Festival kicks into high gear Saturday night with the main event concert and dance featuring Seattle’s Pearl Django, renowned Montreal “Djangologist” Dennis Chang, Daniel Lapp, The Capital City Syncopaters and Chris Sartisohn. St. Andrews Church(924 Douglas st) becomes our 500+ seat Opera House and follow the back corridor down to The Kirk Hall and be transported into the hot club cabaret of Paris where our local gourmet sponsors Hoyne Brewery, The Whole Beast, The Hot and Cold Cafe and Famoso Pizzeria will help keep the party rolling. As with Friday night, both stages will run simultaneously all night giving festival goers a chance to flow between the Opera house and the Cabaret . The Swing Dance Association of Victoria kicks off each night with a free dance workshop and judges our dance competition awarding some kick ass prizes so grab your dancing shoes get there early to pick up some fancy footwork.
two night pass just $40!!
Friday, February 14
Saturday, February 15
tickets available at Lyle’s Place, Larsen and Ditch Records!