Choir spreads yuletide cheer

NANAIMO - The Malaspina Choir holds its sixth annual Sing-along Messiah concert Sunday (Dec. 13).

From left

Malaspina Choir members are spreading good tidings this December during the sixth annual Sing-along Messiah concert.

The concert is Sunday (Dec. 13) 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, located at 311 Fitzwilliam St.

The choir is sharing proceeds from the event with Nanaimo’s Haven Society.

The concert features a rendition of Handel’s Messiah, under the guidance of Lionel Tanod, the choir’s artistic director. The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra accompanies the choir during its performance, which includes songs such as Hallelujah, Glory to God, For Onto Us and others.

Guest performers include Andrea Rodall, Julian Morgan, David Brown and Steven Price.

Rodall, a soprano singer, is attending the University of Victoria and studying vocal performance. The graduate student received her bachelor of music, with distinction in vocal performance, from the University of Calgary.

Morgan is a mezzo-soprano and has performed in Essential Opera and Opera Rattenbury.

Brown is a tenor who began studying music in England when he was seven. He has performed with choirs throughout Canada and is a founding member of Island Consort.

Price plays the bass during the concert and has performed in Canada, the United States and Europe.

He has also worked as a vocal and choral adjudicator and clinician.

Tickets are $20, $10 for students and children under 12 are free. For tickets please call  250-754-8550, go to or people can purchase them at the door.

For more information please go to

Just Posted

UPDATED: RDN won’t build new facility for Nanaimo Recycling Exchange

Regional District of Nanaimo announces preliminary support for $300,000 annual funding for NRE

Construction to begin next week on Northfield intersection

Project to be completed by end of year

Reconciliation advisory committee recommended in school district

Nanaimo school board considers striking a new committee to further goal of reconciliation

Sidewalks recommended along Dufferin Crescent

City of Nanaimo’s finance and audit committee recommends $300,000 sidewalk construction project

Products pitched at Dragons’ Den auditions in Nanaimo

Mid Island entrepreneurs audition for chance to appear on popular CBC TV show

Products pitched at Dragons’ Den auditions in Nanaimo

Mid Island entrepreneurs audition for chance to appear on popular CBC TV show

Nanaimo sport awards honour outstanding achievement

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Award winners were announced Friday at gala event at Coast Bastion Hotel

B.C. files new legal action against TransMountain pipeline

Province tries to uphold City of Burnaby bylaws, provoking Alberta

Community can experiment with Science Saturday

Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society and Island ConnectED host event Saturday, Feb. 17

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 15

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail

BCHL Today: Powell River stuns Vernon and BCHL grads lead Team Canada

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Reports of money laundering in B.C. real estate ‘troubling’: attorney general

News report alleges people connected to fentanyl trade are using B.C. real estate to launder money

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals for Canada, and men’s hockey loss

Team Canada shines on the speed skating track, but fall short against the Czechs in hockey

Air ambulance used parking lot for patient transfer because it was most efficient option

Lack of certification for helipad at Comox Valley Hospital not a factor in decision

Most Read