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“A Christmas Carol” Victoria Jazz Orchestra Fundraiser for the Single Parents’ Resource Centre – Alix Goolden Hall – Victoria
November 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“A Christmas Carol” Victoria Jazz Orchestra Fundraiser for the Single Parents’ Resource Centre at Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria
Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Victoria Jazz Orchestra and Maria Manna perform
“A Christmas Carol” with The Cathedral School Choir conducted by Andrew Homzy
Presented by Monik Nordine
Saturday November 16th, 2019 get jazzy and festive with the Victoria Jazz Orchestra, Maria Manna and the Cathedral School Choir. Saxophonist/composer/bandleader Monik Nordine is putting on a concert at 7:30 pm at Alix Goolden Hall featuring the Orchestra with guests Maria Manna on vocals and students in the Cathedral School Choir. Conducting them all will be Andrew Homzy, the Artistic Director of the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival. The event is being held to raise funds and awareness for the Single Parent Resource Center, located in Victoria, BC.
A staggering 50% of children living in single parent homes are living in poverty and child poverty rates in BC remain above the national average. The Single Parent Resource Centre provides free clothing, food, counseling and Christmas gifts for families in need. By helping the folks at the Single Parent Resource Centre you will be directly and positively impacting the lives of children.
For ticket information please call (250) 386-5311.
Tickets are on sale soon! Visit our website for ticket updates: https://moniknordine.ca/victoria-jazz-orchestra/
Monik Nordine Bio:
Saxophonist and composer Monik Nordine is the director of The Victoria Jazz Orchestra. The Orchestra has been together since 2013 and was featured at the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival in September, 2018 and the Victoria International Jazz Festival in June, 2017. Monik has also presented The Victoria Jazz Orchestra with special guests Chelsea McBride, John Korsrud, Jill Townsend, Bill Coon, Mike Allen, Miles Black, Andrew Homzy, Greg Bush, Alan Matheson, Ian McDougall, and Valdy. This orchestra features musicians from across Vancouver Island and is the only professional Jazz Orchestra in the region. Monik has written several pieces for the big band and likes to highlight the work of prominent Canadian composers in the jazz idiom and they often perform these compositions in their shows. Monik is hoping to bring Diane Schuur to guest with The Victoria Jazz Orchestra in 2020 and they are actively seeking sponsors for this event. You can hear The Victoria Jazz Orchestra on YouTube and Bandcamp: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1N0JReP6p3iUY8XFGQh8tg https://thevictoriajazzorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases