Camerata Singers 

Nanaimo BC

Camerata Singers is a vibrant and enthusiastic community choir that sings a wide range of musical genres, including folk, contemporary choral, jazz, classical, spiritual, and pop.

The Camerata Singers began in 1998 with 16 members and conductor Marilyn Wuis. Marian Smith conducted the choir for the next 16 years. We now have 25 to 30 enthusiastic members, and are conducted by Lindsay Suddaby, a graduate of the University of Victoria music program.

Each year we have a Christmas concert and a spring concert in May based around a theme. We often feature guest performers from the community. Past themes have included travel, Nanaimo’s history, and connection to nature.

Camerata welcomes all who love to sing and want to learn more about music. Practices are held at St. Andrew's United Church on Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30, with a break during the summer months. New members should be comfortable reading along with choral music (rehearsal tracks are also provided). We are happy to have you join us for up to three practices at the beginning of each term (September and January) to see if we’re a good fit!

For more information, contact Lindsay Suddaby

2024 Spring Concert

What makes this place, our home, special? What were the lives of people who lived here before us like? The Camerata Singers present snapshots of history in story and song, from the First Peoples here, through settlers and coal mining, to the present day. Join us for a glimpse into the past... the joys and sorrows, the important and the mundane, and the lives of the everyday people who have called Snuneymuxw - Nanaimo - home.

Featuring an opening and song by Elder Lolly, and words on the local First Nations history by Elder Geraldine Manson of Snuneymuxw.
Artistic Director: Lindsay Suddaby
Accompanist: Alison Dalton
Flutist: Karen Withers

Tickets: $20 cash at the door or from choir members, children under 12 free

Join us afterwards for a reception in the church hall!