Camerata Singers 

Nanaimo BC

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Camerata Singers is a fun and energetic community choir for men and women.  The group began in 1998 with 16 members and conductor Marilyn Wuis.  Marian Smith conducted the choir for the next 16 years.  We now have 25 enthusiastic members.  Lindsay Suddaby, our current conductor, is a recent graduate of the University of Victoria music program has conducted the choir since the spring of 2016. 

 

Camerata sings a wide variety of music, including classical, folk, spiritual, and pop.  Each year we have a Christmas concert, and in May a spring concert.  These concerts often feature guest performers from the community.  The music in the spring concert is based on a theme, with past concerts featuring music from the forties, the British Isles, and Stage Swing and Soul.  The most recent theme was “Nanaimo, Singing our History”.  The concert featured songs about Nanaimo's history woven around an historic narrative, drumming, flute solos, and Celtic dancing provided by Brigadoon Dance Academy.  Our new format received an enthusiastic response from both choir and audience. 

 

Camerata welcomes all who love to sing, and want to learn more about choral singing.  New members should have a working knowledge of sight-reading choral music.  A trial period of three weeks is provided, after which, if the new members enjoys the group, a short audition will be completed. 

 

Practices are held at St. Andrew's United Church on Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 with a break during the summer months. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at lsizeland@shaw.ca