The UVIC VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE has established a reputation for artistic excellence, stylistic flexibility and performances of original and inspiring arrangements. In addition to highly successful performances at the Vocal Summit (2012) and the Frank Demiero Jazz Fest (2016), the Ensemble is well known for its fun-filled, filled-to-capacity audience engaging concerts. Our Autumn and Spring Vocal Jazz Showcases feature the signature studio group UVJAZZ RED, the **new** JAZZ SHOW CHOIR, various spotlight combos, ELLAVATION (women's chorale) and the VOCAL JAZZ STAGE ORCHESTRA. UVJAZZ RED has opened for the internationally acclaimed vocal group GROOVE FOR THOUGHT, Canadian sensation COUNTERMEASURE, and has received high praise from legends Kirby Shaw and Dave Barduhn, and master educators Vijay Singh, Peter Taylor and Janet Warren.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Sept. 20th Vocal Jazz Retreat • Camp Pringle, Shawnigan Lake

  • A draft itinerary has been sent to the Ensemble Manager.
  • We are awaiting responses to the car/driving requests. If you have a car and can drive, we require transport for another 10 people. The Director will have room in his van for six additional passengers.
  • Dietary considerations will be accommodated.
  • Check your emails: a final itinerary will be published thursday evening.
Travel Overview
  • 3:45pm Friday, Sept. 20: meet in School of Music, common area, basement.
  • 4pm Friday, Sept. 20: Depart UVic for Camp Pringle.
  • 5pm Friday, Sept. 20: Check-in.
  • 2pm Sunday Sept. 22: Check-out.
  • it looks like it will be a rainy weekend: dress appropriately for colder (and muddy) mountain conditions.
  • bring all your music, large ensemble and combo charts!
  • bring a sleeping bag and pillow. If you have an extra sleeping bag, bring it for someone who doesn't have one.
  • bring a guitar.
  • $20 food contribution: please bring twenty dollars in cash with you to offset food expenses!
  • payable to Monique.
  • costs are covered! Enjoy the weekend.

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