Island Voices Chamber Choir performs at the Maritime Heritage Centre Friday.

Island Voices Choir will take you on a musical journey Friday

Members of the Island Voices are preparing an exciting program based on the theme of journeys

The late American composer John Cage once said that, “music is a means of rapid transportation.” Members of the Island Voices Chamber Choir certainly agree and hope to take Comox Valley and Campbell River audiences to great places with their upcoming concert series entitled “Journeys.”

Members of the Island Voices are preparing an exciting program based on the theme of journeys. The concert offers exposure to a wide range of musical genres including 15th century Madrigals, Jazz, Folk, Popular and a modern spoken piece.  Island Voices is honoured to sing Anne Park’s arrangement of Ahrirang, Korea’s most representative folk song.  Anne Park , a fine musician from Korea  who now lives in Campbell River will be at the concert to hear her song brought to life.

Jo-Anne Preston will be conducting this 20 voice choir which sings mostly unaccompanied. The concert will feature Island Voices’ own Janet Bouey on clarinet as well as Helen Moats and Joyce Baker on piano. The concerts will feature guest artists Rodrigo Figueroa, playing guitar and percussion,  and  talented soprano  Amy Lelliott.  A special treat will be the duet “Dome Epais,” in which Lelliott will be joined by Kaely Cronk.

The Campbell River concert will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27 at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students which include a reception afterward. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the Campbell River Visitor’s Centre.

Comox Valley audiences are invited to attend the second concert which takes place at  7 p.m. on Sunday, at the Comox United Church.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Laughing Oyster Books in Courtenay or at Videos ‘n More, in Comox.

For more information please contact Anne at 250-287-4236, Jan at 250-338-1439, or visit the website at www.IslandVoicesChamberChoir.bc.ca