Ekoos Vocal Ensemble seeks voices to join choir

Ekoos is a small group of singers who enjoy singing a cappella (sung without instrumental accompaniment).

Is singing in a choir on your bucket list?

There’s no better time than this fall to join since Sooke boasts at least three choirs.

The longest running one is Ekoos Vocal Ensemble, which will begin its 27th season in September.

Ekoos is a small group of singers who enjoy singing a cappella (sung without instrumental accompaniment), ranging from the medieval and Renaissance periods right up into the 21st century.

The choir sings both sacred and secular music, is fond of choral favourites as well as interested in trying out new repertoire.

Last year, Ekoos Vocal Ensemble even ventured into the world of opera by singing Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna, from one of the earliest operas ever written.

Rehearsals begin on Sept. 10, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church on Murray Road.

New singers are always welcome – especially men.

If you feel daunted by singing in foreign languages, this season is a perfect time to try out the ensemble, because its program will be “an old English Christmas” – sung all in English, with just a little bit of Latin.

For more information, please call 250-642-7966 or 250-298-6756.”

– Submitted by Sheila Whincup