Music Instructors Featured at Allison Girvan Concert

November 20 Event Will Also Launch New CD


Four instructors in the Selkirk College Professional Music & Technology Program will join acclaimed Nelson singer Allison Girvan on stage at the Capitol Theatre on November 20.

Girvan is married to Selkirk music program instructor Don Madonald who produced and played on her latest offering Fishing By the Light of the Ancestors. The Thursday concert will also be the official launch of the CD which is the second collaboration between the Girvan and Macdonald.

Girvan concert

Also featured at the concert will be Selkirk College instructors Darren Mahe (guitar), Mark Spielman (bass) and Steven Parish (percussion). Current Selkirk College music student Dylan Ferris will be playing the mandolin.

Girvan is a professional singer, arranger, director, clinigian and adjudicator. She has been a featured soloist on recordings and in performance with ensembles including musica intima, Elektra Women’s Choir, The Vancouver Chamber Choir, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and as a vocalist for studio sessions for radio, TV and feature film. Girvan has worked extensively with Canadian Celtic Tenor, John McDermott on recordings, international tours, and the PBS specials, “A Time to Remember” and “Sharing Christmas”. Her debut solo cd, “Resonance”, combining her love of world music and her love of languages, was released in 2007. She directs the Nelson Youth Choir, the women’s choir, “Shenango”, Corazón vocal ensemble, and is music director for the Capitol Theatre’s youth program.

Fishing By the Light of the Ancestors is a recording of world music with songs from Ireland, Cuba, Finald, Russian and many other countries.

Tickets for the Capitol Theatre performance are $20.00 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.


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