Wonder Concert in Duncan

Music is a world within itself and is a language we all understand.  It gives soul to the universe, wings to the wind, light to the imagination and life to everything.  It makes us think, feel, dream and wonder.

The Duncan Freedom Gospel Choir invites you to explore the world around you with songs of “Wonder” at one or both of their end of season family-friendly concerts.

Directed by Ann Antonides and accompanied by Tanya Gillespie, the performances will feature songs composed specifically for the choir as well as some traditional well-known gospel pieces.  Cara McCandless will accompany on Bass Guitar and Sheri Clayton on the Drums.

With two Concerts to choose from; you can either join us on Saturday 27th April at 7pm or at the earlier time of 2pm on Sunday 28th April.  The “Wonder”concerts are being hosted at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (531 Herbert Street) in Duncan. 

Tickets are only $20.00 each and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult!  Tickets can be purchased from Choir members, at the door on concert days, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Office or from Ten Old Books – located in the Duncan Garage (330 Duncan Street).

For more information visit www.freedomgospelchoir.ca or find us on Facebook.

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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.