The Joni Mitchell Story

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Expand your musical knowledge in the comfort of your own home with another great online lecture by renowned musicologist Dr. Mike Daley

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Dr. Mike Daley (The Motown Story, The Bob Dylan Story, Leonard Cohen: Words and Music) presents a 90 minute online video lecture covering the life and music of the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. From Joni's beginnings in Saskatchewan through her Yorkville days, to her rise to stardom as a singular musician and creator, Mike brings her story to life. Using vintage video clips and recordings, Mike discusses Joni's brilliant career against the backdrop of popular music trends beginning in the 1960s. Following the posting of the lecture, you are invited to email questions to Mike (info below), who will answer your questions in an online video which will be released Thursday, June 11.

To receive your link to The Joni Mitchell Story:

Register by donation ($10 minimum per person suggested) Receive the lecture link via email Monday June 1 at 9 am (if you need assistance with the registration process - contact:

The link you receive by email will go live on Monday June 1 at 9 am and remain live until June 14, 11:30 pm. You will be able to watch the lecture as many times as you wish, stopping and starting at your convenience during this time period.

If you register after the link goes live - the link will be attached in your confirmation of registration from Eventbrite under Additional Information when you scroll down the order confirmation. Please be mindful of the date the link stops being live to avoid disappointment (June 14)

Video Q & A - Due to ongoing technical difficulties we are changing the format for Mike Daley's much valued Q & A.Mike will answer your questions in a bonus video to be sent out by email on Thursday June 11. Please view the lecture first and then email your questions to Mike at Deadline for question submission - Tuesday June 9, 12 noon. Mike will respond to your emailed questions in an online video that is NOT live.

Beach United Church, like many other organisations, has lost most of its income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your generosity through donations for this event will help support vital programs through which we serve the wider community:

  1. Take-out hot meals for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis
  2. Phone call support and Food delivery to people in our community who must self-isolate
  3. On-line programming to nourish the mind and spirit through podcasts, videos, reflections and activities
  4. Income for self-employed Presenters/Artists

Thank you for your continued support as we learn to connect in new ways. You are making a difference!


Why can't I see the link to the Video Lecture as soon as I've registered?

The video lecture is still being prepared. You will receive the link via email just prior to when it goes live Monday, June 1 at 9 am. The link will remain live for 2 weeks. If you register after Monday June 1 - you will find the link for the lecture under Additional Information in your registration confirmation from Eventbrite. Please be mindful the end live date for the link remains June 14.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions or concerns please email or

Please do not phone the church office. It is closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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