The power of many voices is nothing short of incredible! The Gathering of Choirs, the first WAC has hosted such an event, was a great success. The energetic joy was palpable and the unique experience of the mass choir is a memory none will forget. Big thanks to the choirs who participated and made the event so special.
13 April 2019 • 7pm • Elgin United Church
Special Guests: Soul Purpose Quartet & The Westport Connection
27 April 2019 • 7pm • Knox Presbyterian Church Westport
Special Guests: RDHS Jazz Band
Entrance by donation. All proceeds to RDHS Instrument Repair Fund.
Saturday, 4 May 2019
Join us for the Gathering of Choirs for an afternoon of beautiful singing. WAC’s own Some Kind of Choir will be joined by other local choirs in a musical gathering like no other. Free will donations are appreciated.
Saturday 13 October 2018
10-12pm Workshops — Registration Only, Limited Spaces
2-4pm Performance — Entrance by Donation
Westport United Church
Rediscover the power, joy, and art of storytelling. WAC is very proud to welcome master storytellers Jennifer Cayley and Ellis Lynn Duschenes for “Once Upon A Time.” Our day of storytelling in Westport boasts two workshops and a feature performance “Stories that Challenge and Change”.
Adult Workshop with Jen Cayley
$25 Adults Only Max. 12
United Church Hall
You will hear one or two good stories and take part in a number of participatory exercises that will help you discover yourself as a teller. As well there will be information about how to get started and where to find good stories. While the workshop will be based in traditional material, it will help you grow as a teller no matter what kind of material you want to tell.
Youth Workshop with Ellis Lynn Duschenes
$10 Ages 10-12 Max. 10
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall
A morning for discovering some great stories, for finding out about what makes them great, and to learn a bit about how you might be a great storyteller yourself.
Bring open ears, hearts and minds (along with a snack!) for all the energy you will need to fuel this grand adventure.
Workshops by advance registration only!
Email your name, contact info, and complete E-Transfer to:
Phone Robin at 613-273-9195 for in-person booking and payment.
Meet the Storytellers
Ellis Lynn Duschenes is a founder of the Ottawa Storytellers and has been telling for at least three decades. As well as being an exceptionally skillful teller, she is a passionate listener. Traditional folk and fairy tales along with ancient epic and myth are the foundation of her storytelling work. When she was an elementary school teacher, Ellis Lynn’s classroom was always alive with stories of every kind.
Jennifer Cayley has been telling stories across Canada and beyond, for more than a quarter century. Her repertoire includes traditional, epic, literary, historical and personal material. Jennifer believes passionately that stories, especially the old traditional ones, are important to all of us as we struggle to understand the shape and meaning of our lives.
“Wow” is the only word we can think of to describe MUSICwestport 2017! From the smash hit of The PepTides at Friday’s kick-off party to the perfect weather and continuous summer sounds from new bands and old favourites. We want to thank everyone who participated in the event from our artists, sponsors, volunteers, and, of course, all those who travelled to Westport to enjoy the music and so much more! See you all next year!