SIGNATURE EVENT | COUNTERMEASURE
Wednesday, March 13 | 7:00 pm | Port Theatre
Award-winning Canadian A Cappella Ensemble
presented by Festival Nanaimo and SING! BC
Opening Act: Tidesmen Chorus
Smooth harmonies. Joyful performances. Infectious energy. Get ready for next-level a cappella with COUNTERMEASURE at Festival Nanaimo. The evening’s show is the inaugural SING! BC featuring award winning COUNTERMEASURE performing Cole Porter to Britney Spears to original songs.
“Insanely talented, awesome and dynamic, infectious!”
Since forming in 2010, Countermeasure has earned standing ovations and critical acclaim worldwide. Led by award-winning composer/arranger Aaron Jensen, the group has shared stages with a cappella giants including Naturally 7 and The Swingle Singers and top 40 stars like Corey Hart and Blue Rodeo.
Countermeasure features 13 of Canada’s top vocal talents, performing innovative arrangements of pop favourites, classic jazz standards, and original songs. Their diverse songbook has equipped the group to headline international choral concerts, play the main stage at jazz festivals, entice club-goers onto the dance floor. Incorporating innovative live looping, instrument imitation, and vocal percussion, Countermeasure enthralls their audiences worldwide with their dramatically choreographed shows and flawless harmonies.
They have won multiple awards from Contemporary A Cappella Society of America, include Best CAL Album, best video. They are a founding artist of SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, Canada’s premier a cappella festival. The videos for their original songs, “Life is Fine” and “Fox in the Field”, from their latest album release, “Made to Measure”, have nearly 500,000 YouTube views.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.