Community Choir hosting a spring singing soirée (and matinee)

Signs of spring include blossoms, warm weather and more than forty voices rising in song for the annual spring Community Choir concert.

One of the true signs of spring on Bowen Island is the annual concert sung by the Bowen Island Community Choir. On Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel, the choir is set to provide the community with a toe-tapping, swingin’ and rockin’ good time. 

Under the keen direction of the fabulous Ellen MacIntosh, accompanied by the steady and sterling Sheilagh Sparks and with special guests Leo Pederson on guitar, Cam Stephens on drums, Brian Hoover on percussion and Phil Adkins on guitar, this will be a mighty fine day of energizing and spirited music. The concert is jam-packed with samba, swing, bossa nova, doo wop, Calypso, Kentucky folk, folk ballad, pure country and…Bohemian Rhapsody! Just about every style of music save hip-hop and opera.

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The more than 40-person choir has been rehearsing since January and they are polished up and ready to go. What makes the Bowen Island Community Choir so unique is that it is made up of many of your friends and neighbours. It is always fun to see folks you may only see in passing as they shop, walk the trails, hang out on the beach or pick up their kids from school, suddenly become choral music shining stars. 

Ellen Macintosh has been directing the Community Choir for over 20 years. Sheilagh Sparks has been accompanying the choir for almost as long. The result is a dedicated bunch of singers who love to sing, swing, smile and show off what they have learned over the last few months.

Please join us. We can pretty much guarantee to put a smile on your face. Bring your friends and family. All are welcome. Tickets are available at Cates Pharmacy and at the door. The show is $15  for students and seniors and $20 for adults. Happy Spring!

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