After October’s jubilant and well-attended opening to the season with no less than nine ArtSpring Presents performances and just as many community events, November promises to continue the momentum with classical youth, Inuit throat singing, joyful modern dance, blazing gypsy music, ArtSpring’s own Makana Youth Choirs, and a sensory multi-media showcase combining Indigenous, Canadian, and Norwegian musical stories.

November is also a busy month for community events from Bach on the Rock’s Remembrance Day performances involving several island choirs, Viva Chorale’s take on Japanese culture, a local jazz performance in ArtSpring’s gallery, two must-see “Best of the Fest” films from the Salt Spring Film Festival, and a new photography exhibition from Brian Purcell in the lobby all month long.

I am also pleased that more people in the community are now asking about our new Theatre Angel tickets, which are available for only $15 a week before any ArtSpring Presents performance. Twenty seats are reserved per performance. The tickets must be requested in person or by phone only. Youth tickets, as always, are $5 making it affordable for families to bring children to any of the compelling shows we stage.

See you at ArtSpring!

With thanks,

Howard R. Jang, Executive & Artistic Director


ArtSpring Presents In The Theatre

Victoria Conservatory of Music: Young Artists Collegium Program
Sun Nov 5 | 7:30pm | $5-$20

Students from the highly-regarded Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Young Artists Collegium Program come to ArtSpring for a special chamber music concert. Featuring ensembles of outstanding young talent aged 12 to 18 on strings, winds, and piano, the concert will be followed by a fascinating on-stage feedback session from a great master artist, violinist Yuel Yawney of the Borealis String Quartet.

Mon Nov 13 | 2:30pm | $5-$35 (new date & time)

PIQSIQ is an experience inspired by haunting northern beauty. Sisters Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik are Inuit throat singers from Arctic Canada who blend their ancient traditional form with contemporary technology to create evocative soundscapes and improvisational compositions that change with every show.

Bouge de là: Through My Eyes
Tue Nov 21 | 7:30 | $5-$35

A dancer enters the stage and discovers a ball. Intrigued, she moves toward it. As soon as she touches it, the magic of the stage is unleashed, transforming one dancer into many in this graphical world made up of forms, colours, textures, sounds, and illusions. This topsy-turvy, playful performance is full of surprises and invites audiences to see the world anew through the eyes of a child.

Quartetto Gelato: Tasty Tunes
Thu Nov 23 | 7:30pm | $5-$35

Virtuosic showpieces and romantic ballads, blazing gypsy tunes and forgotten chestnuts are all brought to life with multi-instrument mastery. This is Quartetto Gelato. With sold-out performances in New York, Washington, L.A., London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with its exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion, and humour.

Makana Youth Choirs Fall Concert
Sat Nov 25 | 7:30pm | $2-10

Come see the Makana Youth Choir in action with their end of term concert, directed by Caroni Young. These young singers from grades 2-9 will show you their enthusiasm and joy at the end of their second term. With a focus on teaching musical concepts such as harmony, tone and note reading, find out what these young singers have been learning!

Gryphon Trio | Echo: Memories of the World
Thu Nov 30 | 7:30pm | $5-35

Created by the Gryphon Trio, in collaboration with Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from Canada and Norway, the multimedia presentation explores the flow of knowledge and cultural treasures through the generations. As we face the dangers of climate, conflict, and environmental degradation, the work draws on resilient stories from Canada, Norway, Australia, and Mali, combining live and pre-recorded music, spoken word, and film.Community Presentations

Community Presentations

Bach on the Rock presents Remembrance 2023
Sat Nov 11 | 7:30pm | Sun Nov 12 | 2:30pm | $5-$25

Featuring “Dona Nobis Pacem,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 40-minute Cantata for Choir, Orchestra, and two soloists, through the vision of Artistic Director Jean-Sébastien Lévesque. Also appearing are well-known Canadian Soprano Suzie LeBlanc, Baritone Hans Grunwald, and the Makana Youth Choirs. Come 30 minutes early for war era sing-a-longs with Salt Spring Singers, Viva Chorale! and Lost Chords.

100+ Women Who Care Meeting
Tue Nov 14 | 6:30pm

100+ Women Who Care celebrate five years of high-impact philanthropy with its November meeting and vote for one of three member-nominated charities. The winning presentation earns the charity over $15,000 in one evening. Doors open at 6:30 for a pre-meeting mingler!

Salt Spring Film Festival presents SWAN SONG featuring Karen Kain

Wed Nov 15 | 7:30pm | $13

Named Best Canadian Documentary at the Calgary International Film Festival, SWAN SONG takes viewers behind the scenes as Kain directs a legacy-defining 2022 production of Swan Lake on the eve of her retirement as Artistic Director, after a two-year pandemic delay. Contentious racial politics and a pointed push for equity are deftly explored, as some of the strongest emerging ballerinas are young women of colour, challenging ballet’s Eurocentric ideals of beauty, perfection and conformity.

Viva Chorale! presents Kintsugi
Sat Nov 18 7:30pm | Sun Nov 19 2:30pm
Join Viva Chorale as it explores the art of Japanese Kintsugi through song. Kintsugi is the art of repairing pottery that has broken but instead of trying to hide the flaws, they are celebrated with golden lacquer making the breaks more visible and through the process of mending more beautiful. Viva Chorale’s Kintsugi concerts will present a selection of music about strength, resilience, and beauty, and will explore and celebrate Japanese culture through music.
 Duncan & Peck present Jazz in the ArtSpring Gallery
Fri Nov 24 | 7:00pm | By donation at the door

Saxophonist Iain Duncan and B3 organist Nick Peck present an evening of jazz, blues, and bossa nova, with Hans Verhoeven on drums and surprise guests. Cover is by donation at the door, cash or e-transfer. General admission seating. Music from 7pm-9:15pm with intermission. Doors open at 6pm.

Salt Spring Film Festival presents The Road to Patagonia

Wed Nov 29 | 7:30 | $13

International premiere! Join handsome and adventurous Australian Matty Hannon on what begins as an incredible solo challenge — to surf the entire West Coast of the Americas, traveling 50,000 km by motorcycle from the top of Alaska to the tip of Tierra del Fuego. Hannon’s audacious plans unexpectedly fall apart right here in BC, where he meets the woman of his dreams, Heather Hillier, who throws caution to the wind, sells her home, buys a motorcycle and follows Hannon south.

Exhibitions & Galleries

Brian Purcell presents  “One’s View of Humanity (ArtSpring Lobby)
Nov 1 – 30 | Open during Box Office hours and before evening performances.

Constantly trying to get to a position where he can capture a moment for its artistic merit, Brian is just as devoted to his love for the alien as his hate of the mundane. A man with innumerable stories, he can capture his art from many perspectives. Brian has lived a life that is full and, as such, his photography reflects his own quirky viewpoint. The subject matter itself puts a unique lens on what would otherwise be forgotten.


Box Office

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All events are subject to change. Refunds, exchanges, or credits will be offered if events are cancelled or rescheduled.