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Tower of Song A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 pm. Sunday from 11:30 am

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Tower of Song’ is a metaphor for the inspiration that flows between songwriters, each toiling away on their own, but connected by their shared craft. Moved by this concept, celebrated BC singer-songwriters Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone collaborated to produce a project that is a dialogue through song and a tribute to the legendary songwriter. Re-imagining both rare and classic works of Cohen, the duo have crafted a sound that resonates with both longtime Cohen fans and a younger audience. They collaborate with a rotating cast of players and singers.


Tower of Song began as a one-off tribute night for a packed house at Vancouver’s Media Club in 2011, and has since grown into an actively touring folk duo. Produced by Garramone, she invited fellow Victoria musician Oliver Swain, and the show gave Swain and Garramone the chance to grow their musical chemistry. Together have arranged some of Cohen’s timeless songs beautifully, for two voices, banjo, string bass, piano and guitar. Tower of Song have played over 90 concerts to thousands of people in theatres and folks clubs across Canada, touring in support of their debut album.


“The tunes are hauntingly lovely. Wonderful takes with close harmonies and violent re-rhythmings. Musically sound. Faithful by being strongly, creatively Cohen, and yet wholly their own.” – James N. Porter, Professor Emeritus (Arts), York University.

Cost: Adult: $75.00
Category: Arts | Entertainment
Concerts | Music
Location: Chemainus Theatre Festival
9737 Chemainus Road, Chemainus
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Michelle Vogelgesang
[email protected]
(250)246 9800 ex 7060
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