Slow Combustion Gulf Island Tour

Gulf Island Spring Tour

Combustion Lente went venturing to the Gulf Islands to call out Spring and its myriads of frogs and celebrate the end of a long winter. She will be taking her band on another one of those tour, in early July, to rejoice in the lazy shimmering summer heat of the West Coast. Stay tuned!


The Choir Concert

The Choir Concert

The Choir is proud and excited to perform their new repertoire including David Bowie, U2, Taylor Swift, They Might Be Giants and more! Hank Pine, Fintan O’Brien and Combustion Lente will join as special guests, and the Mini-Choir opens the show.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Our Place Society.
Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

The Choir:
Victoria’s The Choir is a 100-member non-auditioned, community choir that sings all-original arrangements of pop, folk and indie music. What started as a small project based out of Larsen Music in early 2013 turned big in no time: 100 great people who love to sing their hearts out! The Choir has had a string of very fun and successful concerts, plus performances at Rifflandia 2014 and 2015 and the 2015 Campbell Bay Music Festival.

The Choir is directed by Marc Jenkins and accompanied by Danuel Tate. They’ve taken the stage with Kathryn Calder, Adam Cohen, Pharis and Jason Romero, Toronto’s Choir!Choir!Choir!, Aidan Knight, Sara Marreiros and more. The Choir was originated as a creative endeavour by first director, Victoria’s Anne Schaefer.

Fintan O’Brien:
My name is Fintan O’Brien, and I’m a singer songwriter born in Birmingham, England, and living in Victoria, Canada. Music has, for as long as I can remember, been the most important and powerful force in my life, and I hope to be making and sharing the songs I write until the end of my days.

At 15 I made my first five-track EP entitled “Simple Words” with without doubt one of the finest Canadian producers around, Joby Baker.

Hank Pine:
Hank Pine was born to the Republic of British Columbia December 30, 1977. He spent his early years wrestling cougars in the wilds of BC, reading comics with his bros and scribbling red circles for hours. He has lived in Toronto, Montreal and abroad, but prefers to be by the water.

As a musician, he has voraciously toured North America and Europe countless times with his vaudeville-themed cabaret show based upon his hit comic book series ‘The Hank and Lily Show’, since their inception in 2004. Hank Pine works a sleek comic book style with resonant cello music, with lyrics that have something to say into a unique and timely mixture of talent.

Combustion Lente:
Québec native Myriam Parent aka Combustion Lente has lived around the West Coast for the last 13 years. The neofolk-classical artist released a first album in 2010 and is getting ready to launch a second one in May 2016, accompanied by her sweet new Victoria band.

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Let’s French! Benefit Concert

English follows.

Let’s French – Concert bénéfice de CILS FM
Le concert-bénéfice de la radio est un événement annuel qui permet de réunir les membres de la communauté francophone et francophile à Victoria. Ces derniers peuvent manifester leur soutien à la radio en participant à une soirée festive et culturelle.
L’événement se tiendra à l’école Victor-Brodeur, et débutera à 18h. Une première partie permettra à la communauté de découvrir une variété d’artistes francophones (musiciens, slameurs…) et de déguster des spécialités culinaires francophones auprès du bar et des stands de restauration. Un coin enfant permettra de réunir et de contenter toutes les générations, et des activités seront organisées tout au long de la soirée.
En deuxième partie de soirée, le public aura la chance d’écouter la talentueuse Myriam Parent, et le groupe Combustion Lente, qui se produiront dans le théâtre Gérald et Henriette Moreau.

Achetez vos billets dès maintenant !!!
Prix du billet en pré-vente (jusqu’au 5 mai, 2016): 15 $ + frais (1,51 $)
Prix du billet à la porte (le 6 mai à partir de 18 h): 20 $

Merci de votre générosité.

Let’s French: A Benefit Concert

The benefit concert is organised since 2014 and gather each year, members of Francophone and Francophile Community in Victoria. They can manifest their support to the radio and participate to a cultural and fun party.

The event will be held at Victor Brodeur School and will start at 6 p.m. The evening’s first half will feature Francophone artists (musicians and Slam poets). Food stalls and bars will offer some thematic food and drinks. A children’s corner workshop will be animated during the whole event, to support intergeneration gathering and make everyone happy! Some activities will be organised all the evening.

In the second part of the evening, the audience will enjoy the talented singer, Myriam Parent, with the band Combustion lente, who will give a concert in the Gérald and Henriette Moreau Theatre.

Buy your tickets now!!!
Pre-sale Admission Ticket (until May 5, 2016) : $15 + fees ($1.51)
Admission ticket at the door (May 6th starting at 6 p.m.): $20

Thank you for your generosity.