Music

Members of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (File photo)

B.C.-wide #DayOfMusic to feature 100-plus free virtual concerts May 15

‘Our colleagues across the province have figured out new ways to perform and connect,’ VSO boss says

 

A construction worker bursts into song on a Coquitlam job site in Langley musician Gino Gerussi’s performance of “Just In Love With A Girl” (Screen grab/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. construction worker who ‘can actually sing’ creates catchy tune

A job just to get through the pandemic turned into a career boost for Gino Gerussi

 

Alexa Anglehart, 16, of Chilliwack won many trophies in the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival. She is one of three dancers and 10 musicians/vocalists who will be representing Chilliwack in the upcoming 2021 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC. (Submitted)

Chilliwack well represented in upcoming provincial music-and-dance festival

Three dancers and 10 musicians/vocalists from Chilliwack head to provincials in June

 

Shannon Zirnhelt, from left, her son Lockie, 3, Ella Kruus, 13, and Julia Zirnhelt, 13, co-founders of Third Planet Crusade are featured in a music video set to air on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C.-made music video launched in time for Earth Day 2021

Singer songwriter Shannon Zirnhelt worked with Third Planet Crusade on the project in the Cariboo

Shannon Zirnhelt, from left, her son Lockie, 3, Ella Kruus, 13, and Julia Zirnhelt, 13, co-founders of Third Planet Crusade are featured in a music video set to air on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Philomusica Chorus and Ensemble released ‘All Good Gifts’ on YouTube on April 3, 2021. (YouTube)

Chilliwack chorus shares latest song with ‘same love, enthusiasm’ as pre-pandemic music

Philomusica Chorus and Ensemble recently released its version of ‘All Good Gifts’ on YouTube

Philomusica Chorus and Ensemble released ‘All Good Gifts’ on YouTube on April 3, 2021. (YouTube)
Surrey’s Joy Chapman in a video of her working on scales before her successful world-record attempt to sing the lowest female note. (Photo: youtube.com)

VIDEO: B.C. singer hits world’s lowest female note after ‘ridiculous’ ordeal to set record

‘I’m going to do another attempt to smash the record,’ Surrey’s Joy Chapman promises

Surrey’s Joy Chapman in a video of her working on scales before her successful world-record attempt to sing the lowest female note. (Photo: youtube.com)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)
There’s a growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec who speak little or no English to Alberta, says Not in My City, a nonprofit founded by Paul Brandt. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fighting human trafficking ‘more urgent’ amid pandemic, says Canadian country star Paul Brandt

New report suggests growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec, who speak little or no English, to Alberta

There’s a growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec who speak little or no English to Alberta, says Not in My City, a nonprofit founded by Paul Brandt. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Keilani Elizabeth Rose. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio interview With Keilani Rose

Actor, Dancer, DJ, Producer has several projects on the go

  • Mar 26, 2021
Keilani Elizabeth Rose. Photography by Lia Crowe
Jonah Kassel of Chilliwack placed third in the Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition. (Melanie Tocher/bbandbphotography.com)

VIDEO: Young Chilliwack musician recognized on international level

Jonah Kassel of Chilliwack placed third in Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition

Jonah Kassel of Chilliwack placed third in the Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition. (Melanie Tocher/bbandbphotography.com)
Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.

‘iWitness’ concert-photo book emerges from a year of Facebook posts during pandemic

Abbotsford’s Kevin Statham has photographed more than 4,000 concerts and other events since 1987

Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.
DJ Goddess, aka Jessica Dhillon, with Maya the boa constrictor at Urban Safari in South Surrey. (Photo: facebook.com/iamdjgoddess)

DJ charms snakes, lizards at Surrey animal sanctuary during video shoot

‘Can’t wait to show you what we shot,’ the UBC-schooled DJ Goddess posted

DJ Goddess, aka Jessica Dhillon, with Maya the boa constrictor at Urban Safari in South Surrey. (Photo: facebook.com/iamdjgoddess)
Taylor Swift reacts as she3 is announced as winner of the award for album of the year for “Folklore” at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers

Beyoncé’s four awards Sunday brought her up to 28 Grammys in her career, more than any other female artist

Taylor Swift reacts as she3 is announced as winner of the award for album of the year for “Folklore” at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Damian Brennan of Chilliwack has released nine-song album ‘Shamrock Shore’ just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. (Submitted)

Chilliwack artist releases album of Irish music leading up to St. Patrick’s Day

Tin whistle, Irish bodhrán drum can be heard on Damian Brennan’s new CD ‘Shamrock Shore’

Damian Brennan of Chilliwack has released nine-song album ‘Shamrock Shore’ just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. (Submitted)
Sgt. Zi Shen Wang of 147 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Chilliwack is one of 14 Canadian cadets to perform in the Commonwealth Day cadet band concert on March 8. (Submitted)

Chilliwack cadet to perform in international concert on Commonwealth Day

15-year-old Air Cadet Sgt. Zi Shen Wang one of 14 Canadian cadets to perform in concert

Sgt. Zi Shen Wang of 147 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Chilliwack is one of 14 Canadian cadets to perform in the Commonwealth Day cadet band concert on March 8. (Submitted)
The first ever Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition is open to kids aged 11 to 18. (needpix.com)

Scholarship money up for grabs in Optimist International’s musical happiness competition for youth

Competition in recognition of International Day of Happiness, open to kids 11 to 18

The first ever Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition is open to kids aged 11 to 18. (needpix.com)
Ted Kim of Chilliwack released his single ‘Stress’ on March 1, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack’s Ted Kim releases ‘Stress’ song about affects pandemic on his life

‘Stress has always been one of the things that I’ve found tough to manage in my life,’ says musician

Ted Kim of Chilliwack released his single ‘Stress’ on March 1, 2021. (Submitted)
Chilliwack’s Ryan Wugalter with his kids, three-year-old Mira and 15-month-old Solomon. Wugalter recently released his children’s album Super Giraffe. (Submitted)

Chilliwack father releases children’s album, songs about superhero giraffe and not eating magnets

Inspiration for Ryan Wugalter’s new album ‘Super Giraffe’ came from his two young kids

Chilliwack’s Ryan Wugalter with his kids, three-year-old Mira and 15-month-old Solomon. Wugalter recently released his children’s album Super Giraffe. (Submitted)
Band The Crescent Sky will be performing at Folk Unlocked, a five-day virtual event presented by Folk Alliance International. (Submitted)

Chilliwack band to perform at virtual international folk music conference

The Crescent Sky one of two B.C. bands chosen for Folk Unlocked

Band The Crescent Sky will be performing at Folk Unlocked, a five-day virtual event presented by Folk Alliance International. (Submitted)