Community Choir ends season with a bang

Sooke's finest vocal ensemble performed three of its biggest concerts recently.

After a year’s worth of practice, the Sooke Community Choir managed to culminate in three packed-out concerts last week, the last being Songs For A Winter’s Night, a tapestry reflective songs inter-woven with poetry readings.

Kathy Russell, the choir’s accompanist, performed a brilliant solo, and Trevor MacHattie, principal cellist from the Sooke Philharmonic, accompanied three of the choral works, as his cello resonated across the old wooden floors of the halls.

David Cunningham, a bass with the choir, played electric guitar with Trevor, Kathy and the choir on the final piece of the night, Gordon Lightfoot’s classic, Song For a Winter’s Night.

The next singing session starts up on Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Prestige Hotel, and people are welcome to try out the first practice with no obligation.

In March, the community choir will also do the Spring Sing-Out Festival loosely based off ‘70s hits, such as Eagles, Beatles, Queen and Pink Floyd.

An accapella of Bohemian Rhapsody is also in the mix, which Ruddell says will be the choir’s “show stopper”.

The community choir is expected to perform its spring concert in Sooke and then in Courtenay.

For more info, visit sookecommunitychoir.com, email sallyt@shaw.ca or call 250-642-3566.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Octopus art crawls into Colwood neighbourhood

Artist of knitted sleeves identifies herself on Instagram

Younger Canadians, men less likely to wear masks, according to Stats Canada

Immigrants, especially immigrant women, more likely to follow precautions

Metchosin to test tsunami notification on Thursday evening

Approximately 80 to 100 residents in tsunami-zone

Public tips lead to arrest in alleged random assault on Victoria bus

June 19 incident was recorded by onboard camera

Sooke Crisis Centre closes doors

Services previously offered to be dispersed throughout community support groups

VIDEO: Victoria’s Raging Grannies call for end to public funding of for-profit senior homes

Organizer says COVID-19 has made senior home issues more apparent

Campaign aims to raise $50K for young family of deceased Vancouver Island skydiver

James Smith, 34, died July 5 following incident in Nanoose Bay

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

B.C. ports part of data integration project to protect marine ecosystems

The $1.2 M federally funded program will draw crucial baseline data from Canada’s three coastlines

Filing deadline in RCMP sexual-harassment class-action extended due to COVID-19

Plaintiffs now have until January 2021 to submit claims for up to $222,000

Jamie Bacon pleads guilty to charge in Surrey Six case

The plea brings an end to a complex legal case that has spanned more than a decade

Hefty undeclared driver charges piling up, ICBC warns customers

Average extra penalty $2,971 after an at-fault accident

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

RCMP disarm man experiencing mental health crisis

The male pulled a knife on officers and then held it to his own throat expressing a desire to die

Most Read