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HomeMusic Performance and Lessons


Music Performance and Lessons


Fall 2021 Session
Performance Groups

• Activities are for members only unless otherwise indicated.

• Review the Cancellation Policy regarding paid activities.



Fall 2021

(registration opens August 25)
Free Activities
Sing-Along Group
Outside on the Brock House grounds
Tues Sept 21, 1:30-3:00
Tues Sept 28, 1:30-3:00
Monday sessions are cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

Contact: Donna Cullis through the office.

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Brighten your day; leave your worries on the doorstep; come on over to the sunny side and sing along or swing along with the Brock House Society’s gleeful senior songsters on Monday afternoon. The benefits of ensemble singing in a non-threatening social setting are unique for each individual. We hope the fun we have will improve your sense of joy and overall well-being and, of course, your singing. All voices are welcome. We do some sing-alongs at Brock House events and our monthly visits to Vancouver seniors’ residences are popular with both our hosts and our members.

Folk Singing Group
Activity Room
2nd & 4th Fri., of each month, 1:00-3:00 

Contact: John Wade, johnwade1948@gmail.com.

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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
MS401 Beginners Ukulele
$120/9 weeks
Begg Room
Fri., Oct 22 - Dec 17, 1:30-2:30 

Register for this course.

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This class is perfect for members who have never played the ukulele or know a few chords. Ukulele is loads of fun, super easy to learn, as well as affordable and portable. Join instructor Harmonious Joan on this melodious adventure! You must bring your own soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele (C tuning). No baritone ukuleles! If you don't yet own a ukulele, you can buy an adequate one for $40 to $50, a quite decent one for around $80+. Some music stores offer rentals. A clip-on tuner is also highly recommended. All other materials provided.


Here's what Joan's 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.





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
Planning to start again after Labour Day.

Contact: Brenda Clark, 604-842-8581, bclarkca@gmail.com 

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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

New players always welcome!
Contact:
Christine Barker

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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
Cancelled due Covid restrictions.
Thu., 1:00-3:00 - Activity Room 
Starting Sept. 9.

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
Tue., 1:00-3:00 - Kerrisdale Community Centre 
(Resumes Oct. 5th)

A few vacancies are expected. If you'd like to join,
Contact: Sharon Copeman, 604-263-9917 or 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
Cancelled due to Covid restrictions
Wed., 10:00-12:00 - Begg Room 
Starts Sep. 8.

Contact: Phil Neame at philneame@telus.net. 

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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)
Mon (starting Sep 13), 9:30-12:00 - Kerrisdale Seniors Centre 
Wed (starting Sep 15), 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 President Jean Peggie, 604-732-3354, or 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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Brock House Society Privacy Policy

Brock House, 3875 Point Grey Rd., Vancouver,  BC  V6R 1B3 | Phone: 604-228-1461 | Email: reception@brockhousesociety.com

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.