JOY Concerts!

Joy celebrates beauty and goodness, inviting us to dance without demanding or expecting anything. Sometimes joy is quiet and hidden, and sometimes it bursts out in song and movement. It is the feeling of happiness you get when you do something you love, and our choir members love to sing!  Join us either in Victoria or Duncan and sit back, relax and enjoy our contagious enjoyment with special guest artist Maureen Washington!

Maureen Washington

Guest Artist – Maureen
Washington

Canadian/International
Jazz singer, Maureen Washington is one of Vancouver Island’s most sought after
vocalists. Her rich tones and captivating emotions have cultivated large
audiences with her styling that encompasses the soul of Etta James, Carmen McRae
and the modernity of Holly Cole. And yet she remains a voice of her own.

Maureen
began her musical career in her home town of Prince George, British Columbia.
Her vocal diversity lent itself to performances of blues, swing, jazz and funk
with BOP, a band widely acclaimed as the best dance band in the Prince George
region.

Now
based in Victoria, British Columbia, Maureen continues to create new musical
avenues and is blessed with a growing entourage of fans. She is an accomplished
jazz and blues vocalist, songwriter, and vocal instructor who being passionate
about music, has had the honor and privilege to personally work with some
amazing musicians nationally and internationally.

In
the winter of 2016, Maureen released her ninth album, “Harvest Moon”, working
alongside West Coast producer, Joby Baker, who is known for his Juno and Grammy
award-winning tracks.

Maureen’s
effortless charisma, crystal-clear control, and room-filling stage presence is
enough to inspire any audience to fall in love with music again.

Tickets are limited so please check our upcoming events calendar to find out how you can order your tickets to this awesome event!

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    April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wonder in Duncan 2pm

    April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Wonder in Victoria!

    May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our Director

Musical Director Ann Antonides has a history of more than 30 years of choral conducting on Southern Vancouver Island, including a dozen years at the helm of the Duncan Choral Society, as well as conducting elementary and high school choirs during her teaching career.

In September of 2013 Ann started the Freedom. Gospel Choir. Ann has always loved gospel music and sometimes you can catch her dancing to the tunes. Ann loves bringing together singers who are enriched by this music and want to share their joy with the community.

Tanya Gillespie


Yes, she plays guitar. And drums. And other instruments. But her real forté is the piano. She loves the gospel genre, and it shows in the way she plays. After graduating with first class honours in piano and harmony at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Tanya continued to expand her musical horizons by developing her preordained passion for singing, writing, and composing.

In 2006, she won the Monday Magazine designation as “Who Will Be Victoria’s Next Big Thing”, and took the runner-up prize in the category of Favorite Solo Artist.

She has produced 3 CD’s including a restful assortment of improvisational piano instrumentals entitled “Impromptu”, and an infectious Indie-pop collection produced by Juno-nominated musician/producer Matthew James.