Coco Love Al­corn bring­ing con­cert, work­shop to King’s The­atre

Annapolis Valley Register - - ENTERTAINMENT - AN­NAPO­LIS ROYAL, N.S. With in­for­ma­tion con­tributed by King’s The­atre

Mu­sic lovers and singers are in for a big treat on Dec. 8 as soulin­spired singer-song­writer Coco Love Al­corn de­liv­ers a con­cert at King’s The­atre in An­napo­lis Royal in the evening and a singing work­shop in the af­ter­noon.

Par­tic­i­pants in the work­shop, which is free with a con­cert ticket, will form a “pop-up choir” that will per­form with her dur­ing

the con­cert.

De­scribed as one of the most charis­matic, com­pelling, and gen­uine per­form­ers in Canada, the Antigo­nish-born artist has an abil­ity to de­liver shows that are an empowering, in­spir­ing, and un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Coco is the ul­ti­mate mu­si­cal spark plug… an electrical con­nec­tor through which the cre­ative en­ergy flows,” said renowned Cana­dian singer-song­writer James Kee­laghan, who with Dave Gun­ning re­cently per­formed at King’s The­atre. “In my 30 years of tour­ing around the world, I have never seen an­other per­former able to bring peo­ple to­gether like Coco does.”

Her now- leg­endary work with choirs started in the fall of 2014 when she re­leased a video of her­self per­form­ing a looper-lay­ered song called ‘ The River’ with her own voice singing five- part har­mony. Some­thing amaz­ing and un­ex­pected hap­pened. The video started to spread across the In­ter­net and into the world of com­mu­nity choirs. Th­ese choirs started to learn Coco’s looper ar­range­ment and per­form ‘ The River’ in their own con­certs.

To date, there are about 20 choirs singing ‘ The River’ across Canada, the United States and even in the UK. As this was hap­pen­ing, her new mu­sic was in­spir­ing choirs to sing her songs, and th­ese choirs, in turn, were in­spir­ing her. And as she trav­elled across Canada per­form­ing be­tween record­ing and home time, th­ese new songs be­came in­fused with the spirit of con­nec­tion.

Her ca­reer has spanned more than 20 years, 10 al­bums, crossCanada tours, col­lab­o­ra­tions, fes­ti­val ap­pear­ances, award nom­i­na­tions, and notable suc­cess in TV and film li­cens­ing.

Her new­est re­lease is called ‘ Won­der­land,’ a col­lec­tion of songs that are an in­vi­ta­tion to con­nect, an in­vi­ta­tion to sing.

For tickets to the 7:30 p.m. Coco Love Al­corn con­cert, or to reg­is­ter for the choir work­shop, call King’s The­atre at 902-5327704 or visit kingsthe­atre.ca.

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