Community Choir to sing Songs for a Winter’s Night

Unlike traditional Christmas songs, the choir goes for a wider-range collection of music to warm your soul this winter.

The Sooke Community Choir wants to thank all who sang with them at their Christmas Kick-Off Singalong, the community’s generous donations provided a bounty for the Sooke Food Bank.

Now the choir moves onto the Winter Concert, Songs For a Winter’s Night, where the audience gets to experience an enchanting collection of music and poetry that weave a stunning tapestry of spirit, reflection and peace.

The concert starts on Dec. 11 at the Sooke Community Hall at 8 p.m., and will continue on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., until Sunday (Dec. 13) at the Metchosin Community Hall.

Tickets are $15, children under 16 free, and visitors can also win a unique door prize.

One of the special guests that night is Trevor MacHattie, principal cellist with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Community Choir will also introduce one of their own, Dave Cunningham, on guitar. Over 60 voices will be accompanied by pianist Kathy Russell and guided by Artistic Director, Bruce Ruddell.

They will take on timeless classics such as Sting’s soothing Fields of Gold, Rain Rain, Beautiful Rain, (an African accapella about wanting rain), Winter Song, Every Time I feel the Spirit, and Gordon Lightfoot’s classic, Song for a Winter’s Night, hence the name for the concert itself.

The community hall stage won’t just be barren either, it will feature a full backdrop set, which is provided by the Sooke Harbour Players. Both the backdrop and the new lights were made possible with funding from Sooke District.

The next singing session starts up on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 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.”

They will be singing with all the local elementary school choirs.

The Community Choir will perform its spring concert in Sooke and then in Courtenay.

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

Tickets for all three “Songs For a Winter’s Night” concerts are available, with thanks, at Shoppers Drug Mart and The Stick.

Metchosin tickets will also be available at the Metchosin Country Store.

 

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