The Childrens’ Choir is excited to be heading back to Cuba next year

Off to Cuba for cultural exchange

The Campbell River Children’s Choir has had a busy spring preparing for concerts and planning for future travels, and they are excited to announce that the touring choir will be heading to Havana, Cuba, next year on a cultural exchange that will include performances, workshops and learning about the history of that beautiful island nation.

The choir traveled to Cuba several years ago and say it was an unforgettable experience that included visits to Cuban Schools, Salsa Dancing, and sharing our songs with the Cuban people and they hope that visiting again on the cusp of historic change will be an equally amazing opportunity.

The choir’s upcoming spring concert, “Our Hearts Hold Dear,” will feature music of the Americas and include a spectacular setting of Chief Yellow Lark’s  transcendent poem,  “O Great Spirit,” some lively songs from South America, along with some contemporary pieces.

The choir will be joined at the spring concert by some special guests, as well, including flautist Antonia Mahon, bass player Grahame Edwards and Victoria singer/songwriter Noah Edwards.

As a special treat, the choir will also be inviting the audience to join them in a performance of Edwards’ song “Home Tonight,” which was chosen as the musical theme to CBC Victoria’s All Points West radio show.

The concert will be held Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell River United Church. Tickets are $15.00 and available at the Music Plant.

Auditions for the Campbell River Children’s Choir are also being held next month, and those interested are asked to contact rebeccacrcc@gmail.com for more information or check out their Facebook page.