The Labyrinth at St. Paul’s hosts some of the best contemplative musicians in Vancouver, drawing from many spiritual and musical traditions.
Please join us between 7 and 9 p.m. on the last Friday of each month. (see schedule of artists below)
Everyone is welcome.
Got the winter blahs? Lift your spirits by walking the St. Paul’s labyrinth to the deep, resonant sounds of the didgeridoo. Immerse yourself in the powerful vibrations of this ancient wind instrument played by David Yates. Walk and reflect or sit and contemplate to soothing rhythms and tones played with masterly skill and grace. More information: breathwood.com
Come walk the labyrinth to the angelic vocals and soothing musical sounds of singer, songwriter Theda Phoenix. Be transported by the meditative tones of crystal and Tibetan singing bowls; be inspired by eco-folk songs performed on the guitar. Walk and reflect or sit and contemplate to powerful soundscapes, beautiful melodies and the wisdom and grace of this gifted musician.
Come walk the labyrinth to the soothing, gentle melodies of jazz clarinet musician James Danderfer. Be transported, moved and inspired by Danderfer’s warm, rich sound, lyrical improvising and soulful expression. LEO award-winning composer/performer James Danderfer has been twice nominated "best jazz clarinetist" in the National Jazz Awards. He has performed and recorded with some of the finest jazz musicians in North America. He continues to impress audiences around the world, performing early blues and jazz melodies and original compositions.
Come walk the Labyrinth to the tender, soothing melodies of pianist Craig Addy, Clarinet player Howard Meadows and Mark De Silva on Violin. This trio has a style of improvisation that is a unique blend of classical, new age, and popular. The music is created in the moment with no predetermined harmonies, rhythms or melodies. The results are always beautiful, heartfelt and memorable. More info at: https://www.reverbnation.com/quiethearts
Come walk the labyrinth to the beautiful, melodic singing of musician Rishima Bahadoorsingh. Be transported and inspired by Dhrupad, a form of Indian classical music consisting of improvised syllables sung with the tanpura. More info at: https://rayoflightmusic.weebly.com/
Come walk the labyrinth to music performed by classically trained musician Tony Kastelic. Walk and reflect or sit and contemplate to this beautiful and profound music. It’s music for the soul and for the month of June.
Come walk the labyrinth to the soothing sounds of Naad. Be inspired by world fusion music played on rare and beautiful instruments; be transported by improvised melodies and beautiful soundscapes played with heart and soul. Walk and reflect or sit and contemplate in an atmosphere of peaceful tranquility. Naad offers a feast for the ears, though a showcase of rare and beautiful instruments from all over the world, such as the PANArt hang drum, Slovakian overtone flutes, Asian zithers including the guzheng and koto, didgeridoo, and much more. More info: http://www.naad.ca/
Come walk the labyrinth to the beautiful, sonic soundscapes of Jerry DesVoignes and members of the One Voice Harmonic Choir. Be transported by the deep, rich sub-harmonic sounds of Tibetan throat singing; be inspired by ancient songs and chants accompanied by Tibetan bowls and bells, gongs and conch shells.
Come walk the labyrinth to the beautiful music of Celtic harpist and vocalist Clarity. Be transported by tender melodies and soft, sweet vocals; be inspired by original and introspective compositions, performed with heartfelt grace. Walk and reflect or sit and contemplate to soothing soundscapes and calming tones.
Come walk the labyrinth to the beautiful music of harpist Rebecca Blair. Be transported and inspired by a mixed repertoire of soft tones, dreamlike chords and tender melodies. Walk and reflect or sit and contemplate in an atmosphere of soothing tranquility.
Come walk the labyrinth to the warm, rich tones of clarinet player Johanna Hauser. Be transported by beautiful, classic melodies played with heartfelt grace. Walk and reflect or sit and contemplate in an atmosphere of soothing tranquility. “When I play music at the labyrinth I drop into the sound and the sound guides me, moving focus from thoughts to feelings and from the temporal to the eternal. I have faith that whatever comes out of the clarinet will be what's needed, perhaps easing the way, lightening the step, uplifting the spirit.” – Johanna Hauser More info: https://www.facebook.com/johanna.hauser.967
The last Friday labyrinth walk will not be held in December as we have a large musical event on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day instead. Also, the last Friday falls on Christmas Day.