The Sooke Community Choir performed at Christ Church Cathedral last Friday. It has two performances in Sooke this weekend. (Jack Most/Sooke News Mirror)

The Sooke Community Choir performed at Christ Church Cathedral last Friday. It has two performances in Sooke this weekend. (Jack Most/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Community Choir hosts Christmas concert

The concert will present works of Bach, Handel and Vittoria

The Sooke Community Choir wants to put you in the Christmas spirit.

The choir presents A Classic Christmas on Dec. 8, 9 and 10 in Sooke.

The concert will present works of Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Handel’s For Unto Us A Child Is Born, Vittoria’s magical O Magnum Mysterium as well as settings of classic compositions by John Rutter, Alice Parker and many other composers and arrangers.

The music will not only include the 60-voice Sooke Community Choir under the direction of Bruce Ruddell but also an instrumental collaboration with Victoria musicians Rachel Capon, cello; Hollas Longton, violin; and the choir’s award-winning collaborative pianist Kathy Russell.

Tickets are $20 and available at Shoppers Drug Mart or at the door.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Sooke Community Hall.