Chris Sherlock and Chuck McCandless are performing the first “Music in the Hall” concert at St. Michael’s Hall in Chemainus Tuesday

New concert series begins in Chemainus

The kickoff concert on Dec. 2 will feature Chris Sherlock and Chuck McCandless.

A new concert series is coming to Chemainus, and it kicks off next week with a performance by two popular Vancouver Island entertainers.

The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society (CVCAS) has traditionally presented musical events during the summer months on the outdoor stage at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus.

Now, the society has made arrangements with St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus to present musical performances in adjacent St. Michael’s Hall on Mill Street.

“CVCAS has made some really effective improvements to the acoustics in the hall, allowing the lovely stage there to be used for high-quality concerts,” states a press release from the CVCAS.

From Dec. 2 until April 7, the first Tuesday of each month will feature a “Music in the Hall” series of concerts at St. Michael’s. Music will start at 7 p.m., and admission for these concerts will be $5.

The kickoff concert on Dec. 2 will feature Chris Sherlock and Chuck McCandless.

“The duo plays a lively mix of originals, sea shanties, Irish and Scottish folk songs, as well as East Coast tunes,” states the CVCAS. “They accompany their soaring vocals with the traditional sounds of guitar, mandolin and banjo.”

Another new event at St. Michael’s Hall is Open Mic nights, held the third Saturday of each month until April 18. All aspiring entertainers are asked to come along to the hall and to perform up to three songs (15 minutes maximum). The public is also invited to enjoy the entertainment and to be a member of the appreciative audience. The December Open Mic is on Dec. 20, with music starting at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.

The CVCAS will also be promoting ticketed concerts at St. Michael’s Hall, featuring nationally known acts.

So far, the society has confirmed Chris Whitely and Diana Braithwaite for a concert on March 6. The show will start at 7 p.m., and admission is set at $15. This duo has a very long list of awards and nominations, both in Canada and the United States, and this will be the only opportunity to see them on Vancouver Island, outside of Victoria, during this year’s western tour, according to the CVCAS.

 

 

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