Victoria Composers Collective

June 30, 2015

June 30: Kamloops!

We are currently hanging out in Kamloops catching up on some work and recharging after all of the rehearsals and planning we did before leaving Victoria.  We had a successful first concert in Victoria on June 26th after which we packed up the Toyota Matrix as full as we could. Lynne, Maria, and Chris left Victoria early Sunday morning and that afternoon met up with Nathan and Dave who arrived via Greyhound.   The drive was stunning: changing landscapes and mountains.  We were met by Jill in Hope who showed us the Hope United Church.  After getting settled and rehearsing a bit we performed our music to a warm and welcoming audience.  It was such a great time!  One audience member particularly enjoyed our music and sonic explorations and remarked “it was like being a kid in a candy store.”  Monday we packed up the car again and this time Nathan, and Maria took the Greyhound to Kamloops. We will be taking in the Canada day fireworks here although nature gave us a spectacular thunder and lightning show Monday night.  Next concert: 100 Mile House on July 2nd.

– Christopher Reiche