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Sooke Community Choir seeks new voices

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As in past years, come spring the choir celebrates youth and music, by hosting the Spring Sing-Out event with local elementary school choirs in March. But this spring, in addition to the Spring Sing-Out, the Sooke Community Choir is helping to re-establish a youth choir in Sooke by working with the newly minted Sooke Youth Show Choir - also starting up on Jan. 9 (see the article in the Sooke News Mirror Dec. 19, 2012).

The choir is certainly looking forward to having a ‘youthful spring’ in its step this session, but there is also an event for all ages as the Sooke Choir will be hosting a mass choir Spring Concert in May. The Sooke Choir is pleased to announce that the Victoria based Allegra Choir and the Port Alberni Barkley Sounds Choir will be joining the Sooke Community Choir in a celebration of music delivered by over a hundred voices. More details about this exciting event will be coming soon.

We hope this exciting season of music will catch the attention of both new and former choir members : there are no auditions, and while it is helpful to be able to read music, it is not necessary. Music tracks of the selections are available to help us practice at home. Our director, Sarah Wilson, integrates information and instruction during our rehearsals to help those of us with no formal music training. But most important, members are encouraged to have fun with music.

Please join us, the Sooke Community Choir, at our first practice tonight, Wednesday Jan. 9 to find out more about our program and how you can bring music into your life and share music with our community. There will be a chance to socialize with friends, old and new, over tea and cookies.

The Sooke Community Choir has begun its 2013 spring session and you can register and attend the first practice on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with the rehearsal starting at 7 p.m.

If you can’t make it on Jan. 9, there will be additional opportunities to register just before rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 and 23.

The 2013 spring session is guaranteed to be fun and eventful under the directorship of Wilson, and the accompaniment of our wonderful pianist, Katherine Russell. The choir will be singing some old and new favourites ranging from traditional folksongs and madrigals to pop songs - think Lennon/McCartney, Cindy Lauper and ABBA.

For more information check out our website, www.sookecommunitychoir.com .

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