The Sooke Community Choir

May is choir power month

Sooke Community Choir performs with two other choirs on May 4

The “Come To The Music” matinee will be 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Sooke Baptist Church, 7110 West Coast Road.

A trio of island choirs  will sing together at the 2013 Sooke Community Choir Spring Concert.

This will be a power house presentation of voices including special guests – The Allegra Singers and the Barkley Sound Community Choir.

The Allegra Singers from Victoria are not your typical choir. They perform a wide variety of music – from classical to jazz, gospel to musical theatre, world music to pop, folk, rock. Their talented director, Jennifer Parlee, has been with Allegra since it started in 1996. If you don’t see their accompanist, Elise Kennedy, playing away at the piano, look for her in the chorus.

In 2011, the Sooke Community Choir (SCC) performed in Port Alberni as guests of the Barkley Sounds Community Choir. This group, known for their humour and cheer, is directed by Bonnie Walbank and accompanied by David Cox.

Sooke Community Choir Director, Sarah Wilson, is passionate about bringing voices together and believes that unifying these three choirs multiplies the energy and fun for both the choirs and the audience. The SCC arrangements are from a wide variety of styles – classical, pop, traditional, folk, and musical theatre. SCC’s choir will be accompanied by the versatile and talented Katherine Russell.

At Saturday’s Spring Concert, each choir will sing its own repertoire. Then the choirs will join together to perform three mass numbers, one chosen by each director. That’s over 100 voices.

The Sooke Community Choir has long been a part of the Sooke musical community and is proud to sponsor the newly formed Sooke Youth Show Choir.So, “Come To The Music” on May 4, purchase tickets in advance at Peoples Drug Mart and Shoppers Drug Mart or at the door.  We look forward to welcoming former choristers, faithful audience members and newcomers to an afternoon of beautiful music. Tickets are $10 (under 16 years admitted free). As always, we have some great door prizes to give away at the concert.

For more information: www.sookecommunitychoir.org or phone 250-642-2773.  Like Sooke Community Choir on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets.

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