Island Voices are all warmed up for their Christmas concerts in Campbell River and Comox this Saturday and Sunday respectively.

The glory of Christmas music will soon be in the air

Island Voices Choir will also launch their second CD at Christmas concert

Island Voices Chamber Choir is celebrating the release of their new Christmas CD with two seasonal concerts.

Mark your calendars for Saturday in Campbell River and Sunday in Comox.

Under the direction of Jo-Anne Preston, Island Voices will perform a fabulous variety of choral music of the season. Fun and tasteful arrangements of “White Christmas”, “I Saw Three Ships”, and “Jingle Bells”, will be heard alongside the less familiar “Veni, Veni, Emmanuel”, “A Christmas Lullaby”, and “O Magnum Mysterium”.

You will be treated to music in English as well as Russian, Latin and even Latvian!

But this fine choir will not be the only treat provided to your ears. Soprano Amy Lelliott will not only join the choir in the gorgeous “ There is No Rose Of Such Virtue”, but will sing two seasonal favourites on her own. Flautist Tomoko Bonner will join the choir for “What Child is This?”,  “Auld Lang Syne” and the haunting “Huron Carol”, where she will be joined by choir member Joyce Baker on the cello.

Their entertaining brass quintet, featuring Jake Masri and Roger Kirk (trumpet), Celine Oulette (horn), Phil Cassidy (trombone) and Nancy Cox (tuba), will certainly jazz up the evening, performing on their own and joining with choir for “Ding, Dong, Merrily on High” and “Good King Wenceslas.

The Campbell River concert will take place on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian, located at 145 Simms Road in Willow Point. Tickets  can be purchased at the Campbell River Visitor Information Centre.

Tickets are $18 for Adults, and $15 for students and seniors. Ticket price includes a reception following the concert.

The Comox Valley Concert will take place on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church. Tickets are available at Laughing Oyster Bookstore in Courtenay and Blue Heron Bookstore in Comox.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

The new CD will be available to purchase at both of these ticket venues and at the concerts. For more information, contact Anne Classen (250-287-4236) or Jan Maund (250-338-1439).