Denis Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist and choir director whose music has taken him to the US as well as Ireland and Japan. Lanny Pollett was for many years professor of flute at the University of Victoria’s School of Music. Denis and Lanny play a repertoire largely from the British Isles but mix it with tunes from other parts of the world as well. Together they may be best known in Victoria for their annual and well-attended “Musical Meditation” performances which began on Millennium New Year’s day and have run continuously every January first, except for the two years of the pandemic, to the present.


On May 27th at 7:30pm, Denis and Lanny present a diverse musical journey, with songs, tunes, and stories that will keep the audience enthralled.


Admission to this licensed event is by advance, non-refundable* reservation only. You may reserve a table for 1-4 people. IMPORTANT: if you are unable to purchase a reservation for the number of guests in your party, please email us at info@empourium.ca and we'll do our best to reorganize our seating plan to accommodate you.


*table reservation fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.




JUNE 17th:  Doors 7:00pm, Show starts 7:30pm


We're pleased to welcome performers and audience back to our Open Mic Cabaret!  Got a song that needs singing? A poem or story that needs telling? A magic trick or stand-up comedy routine that needs an audience? This is your stage! 


If you're just wanting to be part of the audience, click on the button below and book your table now.

All attendees, whether performers or audience, must have a seat at a table. Tables are reserved online ($10 per seat), and in advance so that performers and their guests are guaranteed an opportunity to perform - and a place for them and their guests to sit. 


GOT YOUR ACT (and your entourage) TOGETHER?
Awesome! Email us at openmic@empourium.ca with the following information:

   Description of performance:
   Number of performers:
   Number of guests (non-performers): max 4 people to a table so if you have more than 4 you'll need to reserve more than one table
   Instruments/props you're bringing:

   Special needs/requests:

Once we're sure we can accommodate you and your guests we'll send you a link where you can claim and pay for your table(s). You'll have 24 hours in which to respond before we release your time slot and table(s).

Maximum of 6 performer slots per evening starting at 7:45pm. All acts are maximum 15 minutes in length (but let us know if you plan to use less). Please limit your group to no more than 3 musicians with instruments or up to 6 for a vocal ensemble with no instruments.

We have 2 vocal mics with boom stands and a gooseneck stand with instrument mic.
All amplified instruments to be routed through our house PA which can accommodate a maximum of 6 instrument/mic inputs.