Come All Ye

 

Come All Ye is a one-of-a-kind singing experience.

On the edge of the rugged North Atlantic, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, you will spend 5 days singing (and laughing) and become a choir.

On your last evening, you will perform together in front of a live, and enthusiastic, audience

While singing is central to your experience, there is plenty of the time to explore and enjoy Port Rexton, Trinity, and surrounding areas. There will also be an opportunity to explore the town of Bonavista on the day of the performance.

You are literally on the doorstep of award-winning trails, historic towns that date back over 500 years and ocean views that will leave you speechless

Your inner foodie will also be delighted by cuisine foraged from local gardens, the ocean, meadows, and the forest.

Everyone is welcome and no singing (or hiking) skill-level is required. Come excited to sing and leave the rest in our expert facilitator’s hands.

All of this, and more is located just 3 hours from the capital city of St. John’s at Fishers’ Loft in Port Rexton, NL.

Sit back and enjoy a couple of short videos from past experiences here and here

 

What people are saying about Come All Ye

“A truly profound experience.”

“The best week of my life.”

“Had fun every single minute and felt safe singing –  the message ‘anyone can sing’ is so powerful.”

“This vacation was the highlight of the last 10 years.”

“Loved every second, every morsel of food and every note we sang. It was exquisite in every way.”

The next Come All Ye is October 6-11th, 2019!

For more information call 709-738-6013 or email us at info@growingthevoicesfestival500.com

The singing program is under the direction of Dr. Douglas Dunsmore.

Since coming to Newfoundland in 1979, Douglas Dunsmore has worked extensively at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Music where he served as director of choral activities while assuming other leadership positions in national organizations. His credits include the founding of the Philharmonic Choir of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, prize winning performances in CBC national radio choral competitions, a long time mentorship role as founding co-artistic director of Festival 500 and an impressive number of successful choral graduates from Memorial University. In May of 2017 he was inducted into the Arts NL Hall of Honour, an award that recognizes a person, group, or organization that has made a distinguished lifetime contribution to the cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Always in demand as guest conductor, clinician and/or adjudicator, Dr. Dunsmore has maintained a busy outreach schedule, working at various times throughout the length and breadth of Canada. Since his retirement from Memorial (spring 2013) Dr. Dunsmore was the first Director of the university’s Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music. He is currently director of choral music at Gower United Church in St. John’s and Director of the Anchormen Barbershop Chorus in St. John’s.

Past events

Come All Ye 2018

Come All Ye 2017

Check out some of the fun!

Come All Ye 2016

They came together from all over Canada.

Friendships were formed. A choir was born.

A wonderful time was had by all!

More pictures here.