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HomeMusic Performance and Lessons

Music Performance and Lessons

• Activities are for members only unless otherwise indicated.

• Review the Cancellation Policy regarding paid activities.

Spring 2022

(registration opens March 24th at 10:00am)
Free Activities
Folk Singing Group
On Zoom
2nd & 4th Fri., of each month, 1:00-3:00 

Contact: John Wade,

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Are you interested in joining the Brock House Folk Singing group? Bring your voices and instruments! Typical activities include song circles where individuals offer songs, poetry and laughter (a folk song is anything you want it to be!). The group will join in playing or singing whenever invited. The group takes a break halfway through each session for tea on the verandah upstairs

Paid Activities
MS201 Fresh Air Ukulele for Beginners
$120/9 weeks
Fridays, April 22 - June 17, 11:30-12:30 

Register for this activity.

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This beginners ukulele class is perfect for members who have never played the ukulele, or only know a few chords. Playing ukulele is loads of fun, and compared to guitar it's much easier to learn, less expensive, and more portable. Join instructor Joan deVerteuil on this melodious adventure. You must bring your own soprano, concert or tenor ukulele (C tuning). No baritone ukuleles please! (If you don't yet own a ukulele, you can buy an adequate one for around $60, and a quite decent one for around $80 and up. Renting from a music store is another option.) Here's what Joan's previous ukulele students have said: “Ukulele with Joan was an absolute blast! The pace was great for beginners like me.” ~FF “This class made me happy” ~KB

Instructor: Joan deVerteuil

Performance Groups (ongoing)

Brock House Big Band
Tue. 10:30-12:00 - W.P.G. Comm. Centre (Aberthau) 
Fri. 10:00-12:00 - Kerrisdale Seniors’ Centre

Contact: Brenda Clark, 604-842-8581, 

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Director: Andrew Clark, 604-842-8581

The Brock House Big Band is an 18-piece band with a repertoire designed for swing dances. The band performs about 16 times a year, delivering big band music to community centres, hospitals and seniors’ residences. The repertoire changes to match major public holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Remembrance Day, and Christmas. See more.

Brock House Chamber Players
Wed., 1:00-3:00 - Begg Room

The group is welcoming string instruments only at this time. 
Christine Barker through the office

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The Brock House Chamber Players are a group of 8-10 stringed instrument players who get together every week to play chamber music.  

Brock House Jazz Band
Activity Room/ Halpern Room
Thu., 1:00-3:00 
Members are welcome to listen in on practices. 

No current vacancies.

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The Brock House Jazz Band consists of 4 soloists, a 4 piece rhythm section and a vocalist, dedicated to playing old style jazz standards. We entertain regularly for dances at Brock House, Seniors’ Centres, and Care Homes. At present, there are no vacancies in the Band, but, if you are interested in our music, you are welcome to come and listen-in to our weekly practices in the House. 

Brock House Kerrisdale Choir
Rehearsals have resumed at KSC.

A few vacancies are expected. If you'd like to join,
Contact: Membership Chair, Diana Bragg, 604-224-3897. 

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  • Rehearses each Tuesday afternoon at Kerrisdale Seniors' Centre
  • Performs 2 fully ticketed concerts annually
  • Performs several sing-outs at seniors' homes and community centres annually
  • Performs a variety of music including gospel, folk, classical and jazz

Brock House Orchestra
Begg Room
Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00 

Come to the Begg Room On Wednesday Mornings if interested. New members welcome. 

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Under our conductor, Jaelem Bhate, the Orchestra performs at seniors’ homes and community centres, and frequently at the Summer Fair.

New members are always welcome.

Handbells (Brock House / Kerrisdale)
Mondays, 9:30-12:00 - Kerrisdale Seniors Centre 
Wednesdays, 1:30-4:00 - Kerrisdale Seniors Centre

Contact: Grace Lau at 604-323-8131. 

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Mon. Morning Director: Grace Lau

Wed. Afternoon Director: Amy Poon

Join this enjoyable and rewarding group activity. No handbell experience required, but we do ask that you are 55 or older and able to read music. Please contact Grace Lau, 604-323-8131, before registering. Please come and listen any time in the South Room at the Kerrisdale Seniors’ Centre, West 42nd Ave. & West Boulevard. 

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Society hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-4:00pm; ; Closed stat holidays.

To book events and make dinner reservations, contact the Brock House Restaurant at 604-224-3317.