What they said about COME ALL YE
“A joyful experience.”
“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.”
COME ALL YE is a one-of-a-kind singing vacation.
Over 5 days a community of people who love to sing, become a choir and perform a concert on the edge of the North Atlantic. There is also plenty of time to be a tourist, as participants get to explore a beautiful area of our province through hiking award-winning trails, sampling local food, and exploring historic towns, as well as being able to enjoy spectacular views.
Growing The Voices: Festival 500 and Fisher’s Loft Inn & Suites have partnered to offer this all-inclusive experience.
Located in Port Rexton, NL, just 3.5 hours from the capital city of St. John’s, Come All Ye is a vacation package for singles, couples, or groups and absolutely no singing skill-level is required. Everyone is welcome to this inclusive singing experience. Register now to form new friendships and create lifelong memories.
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.
Tucked away on a quiet back lane, Fishers’ Loft is a 4.5 star inn overlooking the harbor of Ship Cove. The Inn is a collection of structures which reflect the traditional architecture of Trinity Bay between 1850 and 1900. The buildings have been designed to endure the visitor’s comfort.
Fishers’ Loft is located in Port Rexton, one of the 12 picturesque outports dotted along the rugged coastline between New Bonaventure and English Harbour on Trinity bay – the Trinity Bight. In addition to the Skerwink Trail, there are six other breathtaking trails to explore. Read more at Hike Discovery.
The internationally renowned Skerwink Trail is on the Inn’s doorstep. A 5.3 km. coastal, woodland trail, it has been named by Travel & Leisure Magazine among the top 10 hiking trails in Canada.
In the neighbourhood of Fishers’ Loft are golf courses, historic sites, professional theatre, whale and iceberg watching (in season) puffin colonies, craft shops and studios.
Accommodation and Fees
Single occupancy – $1,785 (gratuity and Hst not included)
Double occupancy – $1,535 (gratuity and Hst not included)
Local Stay (overnight in alternate location with number of meals at the Inn) $998
5 – night stay at Fisher’s Loft Inn
Lunch x 4
Morning Yoga 9 (optional)
Opening Night Wine and Cheese Reception
Twice daily rehearsals
Sheet music and song book
Bus transportation to and from Bonavista
Afternoon tour in Bonavista
Dinner closing night in Bonavista
Concert in Bonavista
Transportation to Port Rexton
To register contact Fishers’ Loft: 1-877-464-3240 or 1-709-464-3240
For more information call 709 738-6013 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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