Canadian soulful songstress Coco Love Alcorn returns to the Comox Valley on Saturday, May 13th during her Wonderland Spring Tour. In addition to her evening concert at the Little Red Church, she will be running a vocal workshop in the afternoon, presented by Choral Valley.

Many local music lovers know that Coco’s performances are not to be missed. Her poignant relatable lyrics and melodies reach into your heart, inspiring joy and awe in equal measure. Her grooves settle right into your bones. And as a special treat, the Comox Valley’s new Poet Laureate, Natalie Nickerson, will be opening the show.

Both events take place at the Little Red Church, 2182 Comox Ave. The workshop will run 3-5pm and the concert doors open at 7pm for a 7:30 start. Tickets for the concert are $20 in advance and available in person at Benjamin Moore House of Colour on 5th St in Courtenay and Blue Heron Books on Comox Ave. On-line, visit www.cococomox.brownpapertickets.com. Depending on availability, tickets may be available at the door for $25.

Come sing with Coco! Choirs all over North America are singing her music. During the workshop, Coco will teach songs, lead some improvisation exercises and demonstrate how fun songwriting can be. Coco is an engaging and experienced leader. Singers will make some joyful noise and soulful sounds as they playfully jump into the middle of the moment together. The cost is $30. To register, visit Choral Valley on-line or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Coco Love Alcorn has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her latest album, Wonderland. The songs spring from her personal journey, but true to her nature, Coco offers a universal interpretation that invites all listeners to take part and sing along.