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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-642-3566.