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Friday, March 14 • 10:00pm - 10:30pm
The Choir Practice

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The Choir Practice Choirmaster, Coco Culbertson is no stranger to the Vancouver music scene(you may remember her from The Gay, the A.C. Newman Band, and briefly, The Tennessee Twin). Acknowledging the need for musical camaradery she recruited new and old friends. Friends that soon became The Choir Practice. First to join Coco's choral quest was vocal veteran Larissa Loyva, of the unconventional Mint band, P:ano (and solo project Kellarissa). Next, Karaoke fiend and fashion designer, Naomi Mepham ventured from her West-side studio and joined the clan. Following a brief introduction and promises of songwriting grandeur at a local watering hole, Olivia Fetherstonhaugh (of Fanshaw) signed up. Piano teacher Jenn Chycoski (Pokiok Falls), and classical music enthusiast Kristen Halliday soon jumped on board. After consulting his middle-school choir teacher, the tenor CBC Radio 3 producer, Chris Kelly (Gay Straights) decided that The Choir Practice was a good idea. It was around that time that a then-injured Shane Turner (Love and Mathematics) called up Coco and joined the rogue ensemble. And Shane was not the last: CiTR DJ Scotty "Ska-T" Stewart, photographic sensation Karin Bubas, filmmaker Shira Blustein (Blood Meridian), Ida Nilsen (Great Aunt Ida and The Buttless Chaps), outsider artist/musician Sydney Vermont (Hello Blue Roses), florist Marcy Emery (Heartbreak Scene), and Kurt Dahle (The New Pornographers, The Basement) are part of the clan too. The resulting debut record from this ever expanding indie-rock choir recalls the beautiful harmonies of '60s Psych-folk sensations The Free Design combined with the unique song presentation of The Langley Schools Music Project. Our infectious musical sewing circle will make your heart soar with their rich harmonies and sparkling choral delivery.
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Friday March 14, 2008 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Club 115 115 San Jacinto St

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