Island Voices Chamber Choir and conductor Jenn Forsland present “Songs of Heaven and Earth”.
Concerts will take place at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Campbell River, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 and at Comox United Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.30.
Island Voices is primarily an a cappella choir, however this concert will also feature Joyce Baker on cello and Janet Bouey on clarinet, as well as the piano accompaniment of Joyce Baker, Helen Moats and Jenn Forsland.
As usual, Island Voices will perform works of a wide variety of genres including classical, pop, jazz, spirituals, folk song and liturgical.
Although much of the program includes works that are not necessarily drawn from the Christmas or holiday genre, the audience will be treated to a whimsical version of Tchaikovsky’s “Sugar Plum Fairy” and the uplifting Nigerian Christmas song “Betelehemu”.
Other works include lyrics by some of the worlds greatest writers spanning over centuries, including John Donne and R. M. Rilke.
Britain’s Christina Rossetti penned the words to “Earth Grown Old”. The music for this haunting piece was composed by Graeme Langager, a talented, and local B.C. Choral director. The choir is excited to perform this work, as they were able to gain direct insight from the composer himself this last September at the choir’s annual retreat.
Works by Gabriel Faure, and the Beatles, and the Canadian folk songs “Frere Jacques” and “Frobisher Bay” will round out the evening. So come and enjoy an evening of warm harmonies, expressive emotion, and beautiful lyrics.
Tickets for the Campbell River concert are $18 and $15 for seniors and students. There will be a reception following the concert.
Trinity Presbyterian is located at 145 Simms Road. For more information call 250-285-3560.
The Comox concert is $15 and $12 for seniors. Comox United is located at 250 Beach Street.
For further information call 250-338-1439
Tickets are available at CR Visitor Centre, Laughing Oyster and Blue Heron Book Stores.
Visit www.islandvoiceschamberchoir.bc.ca for more information about the choir.