Songbird returns for concert
Allison Crowe returns to her first home of Nanaimo for her annual Tidings concert, which supports youth activities.
Allison Crowe returns to Nanaimo for her annual holiday concert in support of youth organizations.
Tidings at St. Andrew’s United Church features standards from Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, jazz and more.
Joining Crowe are some Harbour City musicians, including singer Emily Blake, a student in Woodlands Secondary School’s band program, with Hayley Read, Matthew Walker and Brynn Newman, with dancers Taylor Manns and Kiana Smith.
Crowe’s former teachers, Rick Becker, band director at Woodlands, and vocal coach Andrea Bertram also perform.
The event helps out Woodlands band program as well as their basketball program, plus The Mind’s Eye, the youth newspaper from Nanaimo Youth Services Association.
Crowe created her own record label, Rubenesque Records, in 2003, releasing six albums of her music, including This Little Bird and most recently Little Light.
Crowe will be singing tunes from her collection of albums, some modern standards blended with rock, jazz, folk, gospel and soul. The concert, set for Saturday (Dec. 12), begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets $20; $15/students and seniors in advance from Andrea Bertram Studio, Lobelia’s Lair, Mind’s Eye, House of Indigo, Thrifty Foods and Woodlands school. Tickets are $22/$17 at the door.
For more information, please visit www.allisoncrowe.com.