The Chorus has been continuously active since its founding in 1973 and, to this day, boasts founding members among its ranks.
Our music features soaring voices, ringing chords, and thrilling close harmony and we strive for excellence in a fun, challenging, and supportive environment. Our uplifting repertoire includes Broadway Standards, The American Song Book, Blues, Pop, Rock and Roll, inspirational songs, and Barbershop favourites.
During the year, we participate in community events and present highly popular shows in the Nanaimo/Oceanside area, with main performances in the Spring and at Christmastime. In addition, many Tidesmen members have formed quartets which also perform all year round. We all take pride in serving and making a positive contribution to our community. Since 1996 we have supported the Nanaimo Child Development Centre’s (NCDC) services for children with special needs, donating in excess of $30,000.
Each February, our quartets deliver Singing Valentines to loved ones, sweethearts, friends and neighbours with all net proceeds donated to the NCDC. We also provide bursaries each year to one or more deserving music students to help fund their further education.
The Tidesmen meet and practice in Lantzville most Mondays of the year and we warmly welcome new members. We also hold Guest Nights where any member of the community is welcome to observe our practice; click here to learn how.
Click here to book the Tidesmen for your private, corporate or community event.
The Tidesmen gratefully acknowledge the City of Nanaimo’s support through its
Culture and Heritage program