Michael Averill's 'Community of Songs'
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
This event has already taken place.
Please note that our regular discounts do not apply apply for this special event. There is however a FAMILY DISCOUNT of $20. Just purchase two single tickets and present them at the door for admission of up to four people.
Community of Songs is a metro Vancouver wide community songwriting program. It was designed and is being facilitated by Canadian wandering minstrel Michael Averill, in partnership with The Rogue Folk Club.
Michael has been leading songwriting workshops with various community groups as young as 10 years old, up to folks in their 70s. There are 8 different groups in total, all of which have been given the same challenge: Write a song with the theme of “Community.” The completed songs will be performed at a final show held at St. James Hall on April 5th, 2019. All groups will be in attendance.
To listen to an mp3 interview about this unique project with Michael Averill on CiTR's 'Saturday Edge on Folk', please go here.
You can view an album of photos of some of the groups working on their songs on the Rogue Folk Facebook page. Click on the Facebook logo in the upper right hand corner of this page.
The intention for this project and final event is to provide space and structure for a wide range of perspectives, ages, stories, and walks of life to share their voices. Strengthening community through creativity and song. It will be an inspiring experience, and a chance for many in the region to shine on the legendary stage of St. James Hall.
A wonderful group of active community focused songwriters and musicians (Tonye Aganaba, Bre McDaniel, Corrina Keeling, Michael Averill, and Sharanjeet Singh Mand) will also be sharing their powerful stories and songs about the topic. A few special guests, collaborations, and surprises are to be expected.