Nanaimo Jazz Festival – Guest Appearance!

You are invited to attend FOR FREE to watch us do what we love!

The Freedom Gospel Choir singers have been invited to participate in the Nanaimo Jazz Festival. Beginning on Friday at 10am and ending with the Victoria Jazz Orchestra closing gala at 4pm – 6pm on Sunday, Nanaimo’s downtown will be hopping with the beats and grooves of live jazz! And the Freedom Gospel Choir is proud and honored to be a part of this awesome event!

Come and support us as we share a repertoire of  old traditional songs and some new awesome ones!

Check out the details below for the where and when and be sure to check out the website to see what other awesome musician wonders are performing!

When:  Sunday 23 September @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Where:  Diana Krall Plaza in Nanaimo (click the events button to your right to see a map) 

Bring:  An umbrella just in case! Big smiles!

Please note:  If the weather is bad we will perform indoors.

See you there!

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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.