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Allison Girvan presents Vagabond Soul on May 10

Girvan will be accompanied by Rob Fahie, David Restivo and Don Macdonald
Allison Girvan will present Vagabond Soul on May 10 in Nelson. Photo: Louis Bockner

Submitted by Selkirk Pro-Musica

What do Elton John, Kate Bush, John Dowland, Lizzy McAlpine, and Bon Iver have in common?

To find out, join singer Allison Girvan who will perform songs by all of those artists and more at Vagabond Soul, a concert presented by Selkirk Pro-Musica on May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s church.

She will be accompanied by Rob Fahie on bass and David Restivo on piano, with a special guest appearance by violinist and singer Don Macdonald.

Girvan is an internationally respected Canadian singer and choral director known for her exploration of songs spanning genre, style and language. She has been a featured soloist in performance and on recordings with ensembles ranging from jazz trios to full orchestra and is a studio vocalist for T.V. and feature film.

She has recorded three solo albums – Resonance, Fishing By The Light of the Ancestors and the concept album of her staged production Quintessence.

In 2021, Girvan was the featured soloist in Shawn Kirchner’s folk oratorio The Light of Hope Returning, which was produced as a full-length animated concert with Canadian and American choirs, Syrian artist Kevork Mourad, and members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

Girvan is the founder and director of the Lalin Vocal Ensemble. She is an award-winning educator and was named Nelson’s official Cultural Ambassador in 2019. She is a voice instructor at the Selkirk College Contemporary Music Program, the community engagement facilitator for the Capitol Theatre, and a guide for Arts BC’s Pathways program.

Her current project, Witness: Roots, Bark and Branches, explores themes of identity and belonging in a developed community soundscape/choral composition.

Tickets are $20, cash only, and are available at Otter Books, or if any remain at the door.