Director John Montgomery puts the CR Singers through their paces.

Campbell River Singers give voice to the sounds of spring this weekend

Conductor John Montgomery has again put together an eclectic list of pieces

The Campbell River Singers are now preparing for their annual Spring Concert which is being dedicated to the memory of Tass Schmidt, a member of their singing community.

The CR Singers were honored recently to open for the renowned Canadian acappella group, The Nylons, when they performed at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River. The Nylons put on a great show, and it was a fun experience for the choir.

This spring season, Conductor John Montgomery has again put together an eclectic list of pieces that takes us from a Hawaiian chant set to music, to a fun and fast Czech folk song.

Between those two extremes,  the choir will perform some smooth jazz tunes, ‘You  Make Me Feel So Young’ and ‘You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To’, along with some rousing gospel numbers, a throwback to 1958 with ‘Lollipop’, and the haunting  ‘A Song of Night’.

This season, the Singers are very happy to welcome two special guest performers.

La Isla (The Island) are classical guitar students of Helga Hagen, and range in age from eleven to sixteen years.

La Isla has recently been accepted to attend the prestigious Aberdeen International Youth Festival in July.

Island Phoenix Acappella, affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, is a popular group singing four part harmony without musical accompaniment.  They will be performing selections from their repertoire and will add a fun barbershop sound to the afternoon’s program.

The Singers are pleased to have the following talented trio accompany them on the songs they will be performing: Helen Moats on piano, Dan Montgomery on bass, and Jack Clark on drums.

The concer will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are: Adults – $14; students and seniors – $12.

Tickets are available from choir members and at the door