Homeward Bound is the title of the Campbell River Singers Spring Concert taking place on Sunday April 22, 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Anglican Church.
Conductor John Montgomery has assembled a great selection of songs that will be sure to please.
Based on an Irish folk tune, Homeward Bound’s haunting lyrics tell of a far off traveller and the loved ones left behind.
Over the Sea to Skye is set to an old familiar Scottish melody and tells the tale of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape from British forces at Culloden in 1746. This piece is accompanied by talented local musician Ted Milbrandt on clarinet.
Skipping ahead a few centuries, the choir switches gears with “Tuxedo Junction” a swing band favorite from the Glen Miller Orchestra.
Dream a Little Dream of Me made famous in the 60s by Mama Cass, 59th St. Bridge Song by Simon & Garfunkel, and The Turtles’ hit Happy Together will have the flower child in all of us “feelin’ groovy.”
Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds and Jan Garrett’s I Dreamed of Rain are wonderful contemporary pieces and some of the choir’s favorites. Child of Tomorrow, a lullaby with hopes that all parents have for their children, and So Nice (Summer Samba) round out the set.
Campbell River Singers are pleased to welcome guitar virtuoso Rodrigo Figueroa as a special guest at their concert.