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 27 enthusiastic members. Lindsay Suddaby, our current conductor, is a graduate of the University of Victoria music faculty. She has conducted the choir since the spring session of 2016.

 

Camerata sings a wide variety of music, including classical, folk, spiritual, and pop. Each year we have a Christmas concert and a spring concert in May based around a theme. We often feature guest performers from the community. Past themes have included music from the forties, the British Isles, and Canadian composers. One of our favourites so far was our 2017 spring concert: “Nanaimo, Singing our History.” This was a storytelling evening, weaving songs about nature, mining, fishing, and Indigenous people together with dramatic narration about Nanaimo's history and dancing from Brigadoon Dance Academy.

 

Camerata welcomes all who love to sing, and want to learn more about music. 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 member 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 jackierussell1940@gmail.com


Enjoy Camerata's music at the following events:

 December 5, 7:00pm Community Carol at Festival St.Andrew's United Church

December 16, at 2:00pm. Christmas Concert at St Andrew's United Church

The Camerata Singers present "We Shall Light a Thousand Candles" - a concert full of holiday warmth, joy, and light! With selections ranging from the Renaissance to A Charlie Brown Christmas, plus old favorites and fresh new carols, this is sure to be a delightful musical celebration of the season. We're pleased to have as guests the JuBELLation Handbell Choir from First Baptist Church Nanaimo, as well as their young bell group the JuJuBEs. Come join us to light a candle in your heart for the holidays, enjoy some songs - and have goodies in the church hall afterwards!