Ladies of Gospel
March 4 @ 2:00 pm$20.00
Victoria’s Ladies of Gospel, Maria Manna, Maureen Washington and April Gislason, will rock your soul with classic soul and Motown gospel at Pat’s House of Jazz.
Individually, these jazz divas pack a powerful punch. Together they are dynamite on stage, playing off each other’s strengths and larger-than-life personalities and adding their own gospel interpretations.
Manna, known for her jazz, blues and Italian vocals as well as her philanthropy, says Washington and Gislason have amazing voices, rich and full, and so were a natural choice when she was assembling the trio.
Washington has won the Black Canadian Award for Best Jazz and Blues Artist. Gislason has collaborated with the likes of David Foster and Bryan Adams and her voice can be heard in thousands of advertising jingles across North America.
Gislason’s Puerto Rico/New York upbringing, Washington’s African-American roots and Manna’s own Italian heritage are an unbeatable musical combination.
Manna, who created the show because she “felt the calling,” says the words of gospel music bring joy and happiness to all who listen, even those who don’t go to church.”
“Many black female vocalists, including Whiney Houston, Mariah Carey and Natalie Cole, got their start in a church choir,” says Manna.
Some of the songs they’ll cover include Swing Low Sweet Chariot, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Travellin’ Shoes, and Down by the Riverside.
Manna will also share the history of such well-loved songs as Amazing Grace and It Is Well with my Soul.
The show is part of a regular Sunday afternoon jazz concert series at the pub, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.
Table reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the pub at (250) 324-2245.
Reserved tables will be held until until 1:30 PM.