Club PuSh is the social hub of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, running January 14 to February 2. Club PuSh, located at Performance Works on Granville Island, is an intimate and dynamic space where audiences can catch an amazing lineup of Marquee Acts alive with experimental spirit, plus Late Nights at Club PuSh on Friday nights. Grab a drink, rub shoulders with the PuSh Festival artists and catch a starling performance.
On January 18, Club PuSh presents Coastal Sounds, a performance by Coastal Sounds Youth Choir with local indie rocker Woodpigeon. At 7pm it’s the all-ages show (tickets for children 16 and under is only $6.50), and at 9:30pm they perform for the 19+ crowd.
Not your average youth choir, Coastal Sound Youth Choir takes a creative and unique approach to choral music. With members ages 15 to 22, the group was the 2013 winner and 2011 finalist in the National Competition for Amateur Choirs, the 2011 and 2012 Most Outstanding Choir at the National Music Festival, and represented Canada at the 2013 Chorus America Conference.
For their performance at Club PuSh, they perform with ultra-hip Woodpigeon. Woodpigeon (a.k.a Mark Andrew Hamilton) has five lauded albums and dozens of other recordings under his belt, and has performed alongside Withered Hand, Jose Gonzalez, Iron & Wine, Grizzly Bear, Broken Social Scene, and Calexico – to name a few. The Edmonton Journal has praised his “heart melting melodies… that will swell you with warmth and with love.”
The choir and Woodpigeon will perform a mix of indie rock, classical, avant-garde choral music, and a joint set of original Woodpigeon songs. The group blew away the 200+ crowd and then left them gobsmacked at the 10th Anniversary PuSh Festival Launch Party, where they performed a short set as a sneak-peek of their Club PuSh performance. And just announced: Asheigh Ball of Hey Ocean! will join the choir and Woodpigeon on stage for the 9:30pm show to perform a surprise setlist that is bound to delight.
Win two tickets to the 9:30pm performance of Coastal Sounds at Club PuSh!
To enter, answer this skill testing question: What city does Woodpigeon originally come from? (Hint here.)
Email your response (and full name, email and phone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Fri, Jan 17 at 5pm. The winner will be contacted by email.