Echoes of the Mountains AFI has commissioned local composerDon Macdonald ( to compose two major new vocal works.  In 2006 Macdonald was contracted to create a new choral work, Echoes of the Mountains, scored for soprano soloist, adult and youth chorus and orchestra.  AFI collaborated with four local choral ensembles (the Nelson Choral Society, […]


The Amy Ferguson Institute’s production company, Nelson Community Opera, mounts annual productions of opera and musical theatre showcasing entirely local artists, directors, designers and technicians in all aspects of its shows. The Institute itself often collaborates with other local musical organizations and ensembles to mount concerts and festivals.  AFI has also commissioned and premiered two major vocal works, Echoes […]


AFI is bringing Carmina Burana to life in Nelson, February 9, 10, 11, 2017, at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets: $20 adult and $15 students This production is directed by Allison Girvan. A 43 member choir, 2 pianists, 3 soloists, and 3 percussionists will fill the theatre […]