In The Loop: Promoting the arts in Vancouver, BC

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In The Loop is a web site and newsletter dedicated to promoting local artists in the Vancouver, BC area who do not have their own large-scale publicity agents. For more information, please see our vision statement and policies.

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May 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Rhythm 'n' Roots: North to South: Harmonies Without Borders

North to South: Harmonies Without Borders
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Rhythm 'n' Roots presents:
North to South: Harmonies Without Borders

Rhythm 'n' Roots wraps up another eventful season with an exciting musical journey through the Americas. We'll be travelling North to South and East to West in pursuit of great rhythms and soulful sounds. The music will range from traditional folks tunes to brand new music. Prepare to move and be moved.

May 27, 7:30 pm at Unity Spiritual Centre, 5840 Oak Street

Tickets at or through choir members

General: $25, Child (12 and under) $12.50
Group (6 or more): $22/each, Early-bird: $22 (until May 13th)

Joining us for this concert is a group of fabulous musicians.

Michel Rivero grew up in the musical city of Havana, Cuba where he was surrounded by the poly-rhythmic Afro-Latin sounds Cuba is renowned for. These rhythms are the roots of his guitar style. He has played with an eclectic array of musicians from the vocal group Novel Voz, the traditional quartet Confusion and the choir Voces de Ebano. Now in Canada, Michel is getting to know the musical community here where he is arranging music for choirs, singing in the Just in Time choir, giving percussion and guitar workshops, as well as playing his original works with his duo Sweet SantaFe.

Robin Lane grew up in Victoria and had the good fortune of being mentored by renowned percussionist and educator Sal Ferreras. Robin has become a regular fixture on the B.C. festival circuit, collaborating with a wide spectrum of folk and world artists. He has followed his love of world music to Cuba, Guinea, Mali, and Mexico studying under master drummers and marimbists of those respective traditions. He currently performs with world music groups Locarno, Mazacote, Tambura Rasa, and The Robin Layne Band.

Liam Macdonald's life as a drummer/percussionist began when he was 9 years old in Kitchener, Ontario when his uncle, who was a professional drummer, left a beautiful set of old Rogers drums in the basement of the house he grew up in. Robin has been calling Vancouver home for the last 15 years. He is equally in demand for his drumset playing as well as his abilities as a multi-percussionist which has led him to work on an extremely eclectic mix of projects. His quest for new sounds and rhythms from around the world is ongoing, but his primary focus has been Afro Brasilian & Afro Cuban percussion and frame drums from the Middle East.

Sandy Scofield is a multi-award winning composer, musician and singer. She has studied classical, jazz, African, Indonesian gamelan and electro-acoustic music. A MeĢtis from the Saulteaux and Cree Nations, she hails from four generations of fiddlers, singers and musicians. Among her four recordings she has won five Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, an Indian Summer Music Award (U.S.A.), a Western Canadian Music Award and received three consecutive Juno nominations.
Submitted by: Kathryn Aberle
May 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Karin Plato & Natasha D'Agostino: Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers
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Karin Plato & Natasha D'Agostino presents:
Jazz Vespers

Jazz vocalists Karin Plato and Natasha D'Agostino perform duets
accompanied by Chris Gestrin on piano,Jodi Proznick, bass and Buff Allen, drums. This is a line up one should not miss out on! Refreshments and lots of community spirit. All welcome.
By Donation.

Northwood United Church
8855 156 St.
Surrey V3R 4K9
Submitted by: Gerald Hall
May 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Karin Plato & Natasha D'Agostino: Northwood Jazz Vespers

Northwood Jazz Vespers
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Karin Plato & Natasha D'Agostino presents:
Northwood Jazz Vespers

Karin Plato & Natasha D'Agostino sing duets for Spring!
Accompanied by Chris Gestrin on piano. Jodi Proznick, bass and Buff Allen on drums.

Some of Vancouver's finest jazz musicians. You should not miss this one!

All welcome. Refreshments. By donation.

604 599 5990
Northwood United Church
8855 156 St. Surrey.
Submitted by: Gerald Hall
May 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Angela Verbrugge Quartet: Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers
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Angela Verbrugge Quartet presents:
Jazz Vespers

Sunday, May 28 at 4 pm

St. Andrew's United Church
1044 St. George's Avenue and 10th Street
North Vancouver

Angela Verbrugge Quartet will be the featured performers at St. Andrew’s United Church’s Jazz Vespers on Sunday, May 28 at 4 pm. Angela Verbrugge (vocals), Mike Allen (saxophone), Dan Reynolds (piano) and Steve Smith (bass) perform beautiful jazz and popular standards that take you on a journey from heartbreak to the incredible human experience of new love and true love. Everyone welcome!

Info: 604-985-0408
Submitted by: Susan Cowan
June 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Vivaldi Chamber Choir: From Far and Wide - O Canada!

From Far and Wide - O Canada!
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Vivaldi Chamber Choir presents:
From Far and Wide - O Canada!

The Vivaldi Chamber Choir together with guests, the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, present a concert to commemorate Canada’s 150th Birthday.

Saturday, June 10th at 8:00pm

Vancouver Academy of Music
Koerner Recital Hall
1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

Join us as we celebrate the strengths and talents of our country with works by Canadian composers and arrangers. Included will be performances by our guests, the acclaimed Abbotsford Youth Orchestra directed by violinist Calvin Dyck.

The evening's music will feature the lovely "Song for the Mira" and a 3-movement work by local composer Brian Tate, with musical settings to poetry by Emily Carr. From rollicking folksongs of the Maritimes and La Belle Province, lush sacred works by iconic composers such as Imant Raminsh and Healey Willan; "Songs for a Prospector" by Stephen Chatman; special offerings from the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra; and a grand finale "We Rise Again" arranged for orchestra and choir by Lydia Adams, there will be many musical styles to enjoy!

Featuring: The Vivaldi Chamber Choir, Conductor Edette Gagné and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, Conductor Calvin Dyck

Tickets: $25 (adults), $20 (seniors and students)
Available at the door or
Outside Doors open 7:00pm
Doors to Auditorium at 7:30pm
Pre-concert refreshments available for purchase.

Limited free parking in lot adjacent to the VAM. Pay parking in lot at the Museum of Vancouver & H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

For more information: 604-221-0665 or
Submitted by: Joan Fitzpatrick
June 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

The Dance Centre: Ancestralizing the Present

Ancestralizing the Present
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The Dance Centre presents:
Ancestralizing the Present

This day of performances, talks, and events explores the ways in which First Nations protocol informs collaborative works created in partnership by Indigenous and non-Indigenous dance artists.

'Ancestralizing' describes the ways in which Indigenous artists draw upon ancient ways of being, knowing, and relationships to territories, to create work that activates the present so that it becomes the future. As future ancestors, these artists create new works that become the ancient songs and dances of generations to come.

Spakwus Slulem (Eagle Song Dancers)
Git Hayetsk (People of the Copper Shield)

June 10, 2017 1-7pm
Free admission
Full schedule at

Curator: Dr Mique’l Dangeli, PhD
Submitted by: Heather Bray