Shanna Dance, Susanna Adams, Maureen Washington and Maria Manna perform Aretha Franklin’s song Respect at The Bay Centre on Monday. The performance was a preview of the Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert which will be performed January 18 at the Alix Goolden Hall. (Courtesy of Heather Leary)

Bay Centre customers treated to Aretha Franklin flash mob ahead of tribute show

Five women performed Franklin’s well-known song Respect

Shoppers at The Bay Centre in Victoria were treated to some musical excitement Monday afternoon.

Five of Victoria’s star female performers showed off a sample of a soon-to-come Aretha Franklin Tribute Show during a flash mob at the mall.

Maureen Washington, Maria Manna, Susanna Adams, Shanna Dance and Stephanie Greaves performed one of Franklin’s best-known songs, Respect, for patrons of The Bay Centre to enjoy.

The Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert takes place Jan. 18 at the Alix Goolden Hall. The five vocalists will be backed by a band featuring Karel Roessingh, Damian Graham, Peter Dowse, Kelly Fawcett, Barrie Sorensen, Miguelito Valdez and Jeff Agopsowicz.

READ ALSO: Victoria singers ‘flash mob’ Aretha Franklin song ahead of tribute show


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Southern resident orca L41 considered missing and feared dead

The orca was last spotted in Aug. 2019 when photographed in western Strait of Juan de Fuca

Victoria resident says WestJet employee uttered racist comment, refused to let her on plane

Customer claims she was told ‘You guys can’t handle your alcohol’ by WestJet employee

Indigenous youth arrested during 15-hour occupation to hold press conference Wednesday morning

The speakers are expected to condemn police, RCMP actions towards Indigenous people

VIDEO: Saanich family competes on first season of ‘Family Feud Canada’

Charania family will face off against the Torres family from Hamilton, Ont.

Oak Bay confirms first heritage conservation area

Heritage bylaw for The Prospect neighbourhood in final phase

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Greater Victoria’s wanted list for the week of Jan. 28

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Are you concerned about the coronavirus?

The coronavirus which has sparked concern around the globe has now arrived… Continue reading

Off-duty Nanaimo Mountie takes down would-be ice cream thief

Suspect attempted to steal Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen location on Sunday

Nanaimo man hit with pole in dispute over off-leash dog

RCMP say no charges recommended at this time

Was there a tornado on Vancouver Island Monday?

Suspected phone app glitch gives eerie warning

Work has started on Malahat Skywalk, expected completion in 2021

$15-million project expected to open in spring, 2021

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Sooke Minor Fastball to host coaching clinic

Clinic ideal for those planning to coach U6 to U18 teams

Most Read