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“Singing the Deeper Story” Power of Hope Benefit Concert with Barbara McAfee

Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 7:30pm

directed by: Cathy Baker and Dick Jackson

with special guest: Barbara McAfee

featuring: Oliver Swain

Save the date! More details to come soon!

a benefit for: our 23rd annual concert for The Power of Hope (learn more)

venue: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria

“Songs of Hope; Songs of Home” Mozambique Benefit Concert with Samara Jade

Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 7:30pm

directed by: Cathy Baker and Dick Jackson

with special guest: Samara Jade

Our Spring concert features a diverse and uplifting repertoire, from African folksongs to Leonard Cohen; from contemporary folk to an opera chorus by Verdi and a 1990’s Broadway musical.

Our guest artist this season is the remarkable Samara Jade, a modern folk troubadour and musical seamstress who stitches together a unique tapestry of sounds with intricate guitar playing and an acrobatically emotive voice. Weaving diverse musical strands colored by folk, jazz, blues, world-fusion and even Broadway musicals, Samara’s songs cut through truth, open hearts, stimulate minds, and perhaps best fall into the nutshell of a fan-coined genre: “Philosopholk.” Originally from North Carolina, Samara is now based in Port Townsend, Washington.

All proceeds from the Spring concert will go to The Caia Connection, the long-standing partner charity of the Gettin’ Higher Choir. The Caia Connection is a grassroots charity based in Victoria that is dedicated to raising funds and supporting health, food and education programs in Mozambique. The 2019 Spring concert is especially important as Cyclone Idai ravaged through our long-supported communities and floods, hunger and water-borne diseases are a greater threat.

a benefit for: our 21st annual concert for Mozambique (learn more)

venue: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria

Power of Hope Benefit Concert “Listen to the Music!” with Pat Wictor

Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 7:30pm

directed by: Cathy Baker and Dick Jackson

with special guest: Pat Wictor

The winter concert features upbeat songs highlighting the diverse spirit of the Gettin’ Higher Choir. The Choir’s wide-ranging, inspirational repertoire has roots in England, Finland, Lebanon, Cameroon and South Africa, including songs by MaMuse, Dave Gunning, Ysaye Barnwell and The Doobie Brothers. Our guest artist this season is the fabulous Pat Wictor, a renowned global roots folk artist based in New York, who finds inspiration in the intersection of gospel and the blues. Pat, along with recent GHC guest artist Greg Greenway, is a founding member of the trio Brother Sun, and believes passionately in the power of music to unite us all. 

a benefit for: our 22nd annual concert for The Power of Hope (learn more)

venue: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria

Mozambique Benefit Concerts: “The Song Will Never End”

Friday, June 15, 2018, at 7:30pm
and Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 7:30pm

directed by: Denis Donnelly, Cathy Baker, Dick Jackson and Founding Director Siobhan Robinsong

with special guests: Denis Donnelly and Friends

with guest appearances by: Lanny Pollet, Tuli Porcher, Oliver Swain, Kim Willoughby and an ensemble from Soundings

special appearance by: Ann Mortifee

a benefit for: Caia District communities of Mozambique (learn more)

venue: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria

Power of Hope Benefit Concerts with Greg Greenway

Friday, February 2, 2018, at 7:30pm
and Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 7:30pm

with special guest: Greg Greenway

a benefit for: our 21st annual concert for The Power of Hope (learn more)

venue: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria

Mozambique Benefit Concerts with Coco Love Alcorn

Friday, June 9, 2017, at 7:30pm
and Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 7:30pm

with special guest: Coco Love Alcorn

generously sponsored by: Hollyhock

a benefit for: Caia District communities of Mozambique (learn more)

venue: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria

Power of Hope Benefit Concerts with Fintan O’Brien

Friday, January 27, 2017, at 7:30pm
and Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 7:30pm

with special guest: Fintan O’Brien

generously sponsored by: Hollyhock

a benefit for: our 20th annual concert for The Power of Hope (learn more)

venue: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria

20th Anniversary Concerts

Friday, June 10, 2016, at 7:30pm
and Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 7:30pm

with special guest: Ann Mortifee

with musicians: Ed Henderson (guitar), Bill Sample (piano), Finn Manniche (cello), Lanny Pollet (flute)

generously sponsored by: Hollyhock

a benefit for: Caia District communities of Mozambique (learn more)

venue: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria