The Central Island's all-voice a capella musical community
The Rising Tide All Voices Chorus was launched in 2014 as a “very large quartet” – a quartet within the Tidesmen Chorus that outgrew its four-member size. A few years later, the Rising Tide admitted its first women members under the late director Mike Gibbs.
Today, the chorus is growing quickly as a community that welcomes all voices. Under the direction of Mac Dallman, with training support from James Chappell, Rising Tide members are developing a wide repertoire of popular songs and barbershop classics, sung a capella (without instrumental accompaniment) in four-part harmony. In addition, many members take part in quartets that perform all year round.
The Rising Tide have two performances planned for December 2023 alongside the Tidesmen A Capella Chorus. On Saturday, December 9, 2023, we are at the Christian Fellowship Church in Qualicum Beach for a 7:00 p.m. concert. On Sunday, December 10, we perform at 2:00 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church in Nanaimo.
The Rising Tide meet and practice every Sunday at Longwood House on Edgewater Lane in north Nanaimo. Please contact Mac Dallman at 250-739-3548 if you would like to learn more or attend a rehearsal.