An Evening of Music with Louise Rose and Dawn Pemberton

BC Black History Awareness Society      21 Feb 2022      Belfry Theatre, Victoria, BC and online.      Partner/affiliate event

In honour of Black History Month, Celebrate the power and joy of music with DAWN PEMBERTON and LOUISE ROSE on Monday, Feb 21st 7:00 to 8:00 pm PT

Vibrant, genuine and soulful, Dawn Pemberton has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found tearin’ it up as a vocalist, teacher, facilitator, choir director and “go to girl” for live performances and studio sessions.

A passionate songwriter and performer Dawn crafts her music with a sense of adventure, quirkiness, and serious groove and shapes it into her own unique and dynamic package. Tight, expressive and bold, Dawn will hit you where it counts, funk you up and make you say “Go ‘head!”


b&w close-up black women with gray short hair hands cupping faceLouise Rose has been called a living Canadian treasure. She studied classical voice in Pennsylvania with John Duddy and Todd Duncan; pipe organ with Catharine Brooke Morgan; piano with Oscar Peterson; conducting with Leonard Bernstein and arranging with Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington. Some of her independent studies have been with Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald and B.B. King.

She has served as artist/mentor in residence at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and at The Frank DeMiero and Soundsation Vocal Jazz Camps. Louise is a sought after vocal jazz ensemble clinician. She has played and sung with symphony orchestras in Canada and the United States, appeared in night clubs, operas, theatrical productions, touring shows and on cruise ships all over the world.

She served as host of Vision Televisions long-time national show “Let’s Sing Again”. She is an accomplished choral conductor, accompanist and private voice teacher. Louise brings a wealth of experience and grace to all she does. And she loves teaching.


IN PERSON: Seating may be limited. There are no advance sales for in-person tickets.

Admission-by-donation at the door. Suggested minimum donation is $10.00/person. Masks and proof of vaccination with matching government-issued photo ID will be required. Be sure to review the Belfry Theatre COVID-19 protocols

LIVESTREAM: The Belfry Theatre has kindly enabled Pay-What-You-Can ticket sales for the Livestream broadcast for anyone who wants to watch from home. The suggested minimum is $10.00/person.

Tickets for the livestream will be available in advance, either by calling the box office (250-385-6815) or by using this LIVESTREAM Registration link

Note: Anyone who books a ticket for the livestream will be sent an email on the day of the event with a link to watch online.