“When you put all those musicians in a room you get one big PARTY!” International Women’s Day 2020 Lineup

“When you put all those musicians in a room you get one big PARTY!” International Women’s Day 2020 Lineup

“When you put all those musicians in a room you get one big PARTY!”

Raising Our Voices – Whistler’s 6th Annual Celebration of International Women’s Day

Raising Our Voices – A Celebration of International Women’s Day is an annual fundraiser for the Howe Sound Women’s Centre. The event showcases local female talent with more than 20 female musicians donating their time and talent to support this community affair.
All proceeds support Howe Sound Women’s Centre – last year we raised over $16,000!
Full event details. 

Join us at the Maury Young Arts Centre: MARCH 8, 2020

The event includes a reception, silent auction, and cash bar! New this year, the event has grown into a matinee and evening performance – Pre-buy your ticket online for this amazing day of women and music.

This is a really fun community event – Share the Facebook event with your friends

2020 PERFORMER LINEUP:

Meet the incredible women gearing up to perform at this year’s event:

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Matinee performance:

Sunday, March 8, 2020 | Matinee performance 3:00pm, Doors 2:30pm | Maury Young Arts Centre | All ages

Tickets $15 | Buy your tickets to the matinee today!

(in order of appearance)

First Nations Ceremony

We welcome and thank Martina Pierre, Linda Dan, and Jackie Andrew from Lil’wat Nation who will be opening our event, Raising Our Voices. The Whistler Women’s Centre respectfully acknowledges the traditional territory and the land of the Lil’wat and Squamish Nations.

Songwriters’ Circle: Brooklyn Higgs, Coral Rose, Robyn Forsyth, Jen Bisset, Susan Holden

Brooklyn Higgs

I have always had a love for music. I began playing classical violin when I was four years old and then began writing music when I was thirteen years old. Throughout the past sixteen years, music has become a crucial aspect of my life. It never stops inspiring me how endlessly you are able to connect with others through telling your story in music. I have grown up in the sea to sky corridor, and when I’m not playing music you can find me ski instructing, running, at the gym, or spending time with my pets. @raine.the.music

Coral Rose

Wild music maker with an adventurous artist heart 💗
@coralrosemusic | coralrosemusic.com  | facebook.com/coralrosemusic

Robyn Forsyth

After a roaring success as munchkin #16 in the elementary school production of The Wizard of Oz Robyn knew she fancied performing. Since then she has performed as thorny villains and leading ladies. Relatively new to Whistler she is stoked to have the opportunity to collaborate with the many fabulous members of the music community here. The Thorny Villain now appears exclusively & with increasing frequency for her cherished offspring. Songwriting has become her healthy tonic for the universal, but no less exasperating, day to day maladies.
@robynforsythartistry

Jen Bisset

I am a fairly new musician who started playing guitar and singing about 3 years ago. I played guitar a little bit as a kid but was inspired to take it up again at age 53 while sitting around a campfire. I started performing at Open Mic nights here in Whistler last January and now I’m hooked. I often play solo but have also performed with other bands and open-mic participants. I mostly play covers but do have one original that I have never performed and would like to debut at International Women’s Day. It is a very personal song about the loss of my mother and my sister. I have been hesitant to perform this song but I think this would be the perfect opportunity to share it.

Susan Holden

Susan writes her own music and is happy to share her newest songs at International Women’s Day in the Songwriters’ Circle. She is also frontwoman for long time local band Poor Dirty Sylvia.
facebook.com/susanholdenmusic

Lara Mullings

Hey! I’m Lara and I’m an 18-year-old musician from Whistler. Outside of music, I enjoy acting, dancing and teaching. You can check me out on insta @lara_mullings

Rachel Lewis

Rachel Lewis has been performing professionally in Whistler and the Sea-To-Sky for 13 years. She has also been a busy vocal coach in Whistler since the 2010 Olympics. 
rachellewismusic.com | facebook.com/rachellewismusic | @rachellewismusic 

Isabella (Bella) Schutter

Isabella is a whistler Waldorf grade 10 student with a passion for music and serious pipes.

Sharon Schrul

Sharon played the Accordion as a child took formal lessons and participated in music festivals. She’s picked it up again recently Sharon moved to Whistler in 1985. She volunteers on the board for the Whistler Public Library and the Howe Sound Performing Arts Association.

Vocalicious

In 2018, Ellen Domm felt a keen desire to add an acapella ensemble to Whistler’s music scene, so she put out a call for auditions and gathered some of Whistler’s best blenders to form Vocalicious. She couldn’t make International Women’s Day this year but is very pleased to present the delightful and delectable harmonies of Anita Winkle, Brant Schrage, Bruce Mohr, Heather Beresford, and Nicole Giguere.

Patch of Blue

Patch of Blue features four long-time local musicians playing a mixture of alternative folk-rock and originals.

 


Evening performance:

Sunday, March 8, 2020 | Evening performance 7:30pm, Doors 7:00pm | Maury Young Arts Centre | All ages

Tickets $15 | Buy your tickets to the evening performance today!

(in order of appearance)

Songwriters’ Circle: Tia Horn, Madeline Smith, Susan Holden, Cat Madden

Tia Horn

Tia Horn is a local girl who loves to read, bike, ski and enjoy all the things Whistler has to offer. She also loves music, and is very excited to be singing and playing for you!

Madeline Smith

This is Madeline’s third time performing in the Raising our Voices International Women’s Day celebration. Madeline Smith is 17 and originally from Bralorne but has grown up all over the Sea to Sky.

Susan Holden

Susan writes her own music and is happy to share her newest songs at International Women’s Day in the Songwriters’ Circle. She is also frontwoman for long time local band Poor Dirty Sylvia.
facebook.com/susanholdenmusic

Kera Willis

Horsewoman, poet, and writer Kera Willis’ songs are prayers for transformation, containers for memory, and odes to the beautiful landscapes of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Her combination of guitar, mandolin, banjo, voice, and gorgeous lyrics creates a sound that lifts the veil and gives us a glimpse into other worlds. As a soloist, Willis has played at the Pemberton Farmer’s Market (2018, 2019), the Raising Our Voices International Women’s Day Concert (Murray Young Arts Centre, 2018, 2019), Barnstock Festival (Pemberton BC, 2019), in Whistler’s New Music Search (2018) and on Whistler FM (2019). In 2020, she is looking to play more local gigs in preparation for recording her first album.

The G-Strings

The G-Strings focuses on gentle soulful music with Latin rythm.

Right Turn Clyde

Vibrant and eclectic RTC is a 5 member band with an engaging stage presence. Drawing from a wide range of influences the group enjoys bringing their own flair and musicality to both originals and covers. For women’s day the band is creating a set to showcase the female members unique talents.

Cat Madden

Cat Madden debuted at Whistler’s IWD last year with an acoustic set and now she’s bringing a bunch of hired guns to knock your socks off. This IWD she will be joined by lead guitarist Chris Brancho, drummer Drew Doy and bassist Art Barrientos. Cat humbly gifts you powerful, raw singing, captivating vocal jazz licks and a long list of original music. Often likened to a cross between Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse; the band are an eclectic mix of classic styles and carry that old soul vibe with a modern twist.
catmmadden.comfacebook.com/CATMMadden |@catmmadden

Raising Our Voices – Whistler’s 6th Annual Celebration of International Women’s Day

Whistler’s premier showcase of awesome musical women is back!

Join us for a matinee or evening performance:

  • Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
  • Times: Matinee performance 3:00pm | Doors 2:30pm
                Evening performance 7:30pm | Doors 7:00pm
  • Price: $15 General Admission
  • Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre 
  • Age restrictions: All ages
  • Tickets: $15 | Buy tickets
  • Share the Facebook event

There will be a reception, silent auction, and cash bar!

Raising Our Voices – A Celebration of International Women’s Day is an annual fundraiser for the Howe Sound Women’s Centre. The event showcases local female talent with more than 20 female musicians donating their time and talent to support this community affair.

All proceeds support Howe Sound Women’s Centre – last year we raised over $16,000!

Buy Tickets

Can’t make the March 8 event but would like to support the event? Donate online.

 

Thank you for celebrating with us. All ticket sales and auction proceeds support the Howe Sound Women’s Centre.


MORE ABOUT THE HOWE SOUND WOMEN’S CENTRE

The Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society (HSWC) is a charitable organization that has been serving the communities of the Sea to Sky region for 39 years. The HSWC is focused on supporting women, two spirit, transgendered, and non-binary folks, and their children who need emergency shelter, crisis support, referrals and advocacy, and in particular, those who are victims of gender-based violence. The HSWC operates Drop-In Centre’s in Whistler and in Squamish both of which provide outreach services, Pearls Place Transition House in Squamish, Pearls Safe Home in Pemberton, and a social enterprise – Pearl’s Value & Vintage. The HSWC also operates the PEACE Counselling program in Squamish and Whistler for children and youth impacted by violence or conflict in the home, facilitates in-school youth education programs across the corridor, and run a variety of girls groups throughout the year.
The Squamish and Whistler Women’s Centres support over 3,800 women and children annually. Find out more.

 

2019 Photos: Emily Serrell Photography

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