Engaging diversity through the arts

As part of the Community Justice Centre’s project The Arts: Engaging Diversity

As part of the Community Justice Centre’s project The Arts: Engaging Diversity, other components besides Towards Grace will also explore one or more of the themes of racism, homophobia and hate.

• There will be a choral performance presented at the Sid Williams Theatre on April 22 featuring Cantiamo and Island Voices with a small chamber orchestra.

That concert will premiere two works by Vancouver composers, Peter Bjeering and Timothy Corlis.

Bjeering’s work is called Song of a Salish Chief and includes a libretto by Vancouver poet Earle Birney.

The Corlis work is called Missa Pax and has used the traditional text of the Latin Mass to explore the power of love as exemplified by the great peace-makers and seekers of justice.

• Torn Rainbow, a theatrical production, will be presented in a double bill with another play, Everybody Goes to Tim’s from Nanaimo District Secondary School that was written in response to the Torn Rainbow performance there last  year.

This production will be presented April 24.

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