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Community Choir Spring Concert this weekend

The 40-voice choir will be accompanied by a variety of musicians for the pair of performances
The choir is busy preparing for their May 13 shows.

We have come through a long, rainy and somewhat chilly winter and it’s time to celebrate Spring. The Bowen Island Community Choir is very pleased to present our Spring Concert on May 13 at Cates Hill Chapel, at 2 and 7:30 pm.

This year we have some incredible special guests. We welcome our local Juno Award winning musician Buff Allen on percussion; Vancouver musician Bill Runge on saxophone; our very own Laurie Beesting on recorder, and also our own snazzy Peter Clarke on bass. Oh, and then there is the mixed choir of 40 voices.

Directed by the remarkable Ellen MacIntosh and accompanied by the equally fabulous Sheilagh Sparks, this will be a concert guaranteed to make you smile - maybe shed a tear - and perhaps even want to dance. Our repertoire includes folk music, sacred music, jazz, and more. Ellen has been directing the choir for over 20 years and Sheilagh has been the backbone to our sound for many years as well.

The choir has worked hard to learn a program filled with diversity and fun. We hope you will join us to hear and see what we have created.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth and seniors. They are available at Cates Pharmacy and at the door. We are expecting a hearty crowd, so you may want to get your tickets in advance.