Our Choir – The Fabulous Fufonics

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The Fabulous Fufonics is our beloved choir. We rehearse every Sunday from 9:30am to 10:30am, and sing in services throughout the year. We enjoy a wide variety of music — from sacred chants, to pop and folk arrangements, to show tunes and jazz! Although we take what we bring to our Sunday worship seriously, we also have a heck of a lot of fun. All are welcome (yes, even if you think you can’t sing), and no previous experience is required. For more informations please email Leah at leahokanson@gmail.com or call 250-247-9854.

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Leah Hokanson

Leah Hokanson has been choir director at First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo (FUFON) since 2009. She also directs the Gabriola Song Keepers Women’s Choir, and the Nanaimo Life Journey Singers. She freelances as a pianist and vocalist and enjoys collaborating with other musicians.  She also enjoys teaching and has developed and taught workshops in sight singing for adults and vocal improvisation. She would love to speak with you about musical life at the fellowship.


I have sung in other choirs but the FUFONICS are the most fun group.  With practices on Sunday morning, scheduling is easy and Leah chooses music that matches the abilities and strengths of our 20 voices just so.  I feel like my voice matters to the community and I feel honored to contribute.  Brian Short

  • I was new to Nanaimo when I went to my first service at Fufon and I joined the choir the second week. It has been a wonderful experience! It’s been a great way to get to know people and we have a lot of fun together at our practices. Leah is the most amazing choir leader. She makes you feel welcomed and talented and willing to take musical risks.  Ruth Anderson
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