Peter Parker

Group seeks real men who sing

The Linden Singers are breaking down cultural barriers with a singing workshop in Colwood specifically designed to get men belting it out.

The Linden Singers are breaking down cultural barriers with a singing workshop in Colwood specifically designed to get men belting it out.

“We are trying to find men who aren’t currently singers. We are really trying make a dent in the cultural gap,” said Peter Parker, president of Linden Singers.

In the past, Parker said, many male vocalists for choirs would be found through churches and schools, but that is no longer the case.

“Now if a kid wants to be a singer, they are probably in a rock band,” said the 66-year-old. “We are looking for any men who want to sing. Maybe the guys who like to sing in the car.”

The Real Men Sing workshops will expose interested menfolk to choir singing and offer a list of several choirs across Greater Victoria – some specifically for men and others co-ed.

“I prefer to sing in a mixed choir,” said the baritone singer.

Real Men Sing Workshop is at the Church of Advent, 720 Mount View Ave. Workshops are offered Friday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $50 contact admin@lindensingers.ca for more details.