Start the year with three (or more) voices

Voices Three will start off the new year in 2012 by attending a fundraising concert for the Comox Valley Hospice Society

VOICES THREE will be doing a fundraising concert for the local hospice society on Jan. 3.

Start the new year with Voices Three on Jan. 3.

Voices Three fans will be pleased to learn that they can still start off the new year in 2012 by attending a fundraising concert for the Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS).

Comox Valley songwriters Helen Austin, Sue Pyper, and Judy Wing will be performing on January 3rd at the Mex Pub as part of the 1st Tuesday Fundraiser concert series.

Adding to the musical diversity of the evening will be the musical accompaniment of Bruce Wing, percussionist Jim Stepan and jazz violinist Blaine Dunaway. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is by cash donation for CVHS or a food donation for the CV Food Bank Society.

The songwriting trio Voices Three has been performing since 2006, creating a show each year to raise both awareness and money for the Comox Valley Hospice Society. From the lyrical edges of self-assertion to orchestrated kazoo rhapsodies, Voices Three fund raising concerts have been filled with magical moments that endear these talented women to their audiences.

Typically these sold-out shows have been ticketed events, however this year admission is by donation to CVHS or a food donation for the food bank. The evening promises beautifully blended harmonies, poignant and insightful lyrics, and a few laughs based on familiar experiences.

Part of the appeal of Voices Three is the diversity of their material, an eclectic mix of genres that visit everything from jazz and bluegrass to alternative pop. Each showcase their own songs in turn, and combine their talents to support each other to create a magical synergy.

With the added talents of Blaine Dunaway, Jim Stepan, and Bruce Wing, it is sure to be a great show.

“These are all accomplished singers and songwriters,” writes previous audience member Kybor Tylor, “and each of the three has powerful gifts of their own. Together, they are a force. Sue Pyper’s generosity in sharing her honest heart and self, Helen Austin’s glory in the scintillating fireworks of her mind, and Judy Wing’s philosophical landscapes, illuminated by wit, all come to the stage in a wonderful stew of moments.”

Voices Three supporters feel as though they have experienced something more than great music; they share a special camaraderie with their audience.

Describing last year’s performance, audience member Bee Wolf Ray writes, “The atmosphere was intimate for such a large crowd. The performers engaged with each other and the audience as if we were all sitting around a kitchen table, yet with an ambience of smooth professionalism…the band was superb. The whole thing worked for me.”

Recalling last year’s performance at the Sid Williams Theatre, Carolyn Touhey writes, “…a spell wove us all together into a sweet harmony, riding swells and dips of mood through various fascinating musical landscapes.  By the end, a standing ovation brought us surging to our feet… silly, dreamy grins were evident everywhere.”

Mark your calendars for Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and come out to enjoy an evening of fun and music and start the new year with a smile. The event is sponsored by the Mex Pub and all money raised at the 1st Tuesday Fundraising event will go to support the Comox Valley Hospice Society’s vision of providing the community with a residential hospice.

 

For more information about Voices Three, visit www.voicesthree.com.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Federal justice minister consults with British Columbians on assisted-death law

During a coast-to-coast tour this week, federal Justice Minister David Lametti has… Continue reading

One last blast of winter tonight for the Valley before temperatures on the rise

A snowfall warning is in effect Friday including east Vancouver Island.

YANA celebrating its 30th annual Big Love Benefit Feb. 28

“The extra touches that the committee has added this year are going to knock some socks off.”

Comox’s Cooke wins Boating BC scholarship

Highland grad is currently studying in VIU’s marine mechanical tech program

Comox hit with record-breaking snowfall amid winter storm

Comox area saw 10 centimetres more snow than previous 70-year-old record

VIDEO: Cold snap brings ideal conditions for Okanagan icewine

Take an inside look at how icewine is made

Blue Monday is a myth but seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues are real

Canadian Mental Health Association says weather can affect mood

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Ice chunk from truck crushes vehicle windshield on Vancouver Island

None injured, but Nanaimo RCMP say there can be fines for accumulations of ice and snow

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Wind and snow spark power outages across Vancouver Island

Winter storm warning in effect for east and west regions while wind warning to hit south and north

BC Ferries hybrid ships arrive in Victoria on Saturday

The battery-operated vessels will take over smaller routes

Most Read