A Cappella Plus will perform its fall concert at Parksville's Beach Club Resort Sunday

A Cappella Plus to kick off season with cabaret show

Piano, percussion accompaniment to join vocal group in Sunday show at Beach Club Resort

Nanaimo’s A Cappella Plus choir will bring its fall concert, All Those Who Musik Love: Songs for the Heart, to Parksville Nov. 22 with a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Beach Club Resort’s Oceanic Ballroom.

The group, which began 35 years ago as an eight-member a cappella choir, has grown into a 12-member choir featuring six male and six female voices. The members are often accompanied by instruments, from a single pianist to a guitar trio to a chamber orchestra, which led to adding the “Plus” to the group name. This month’s concert will feature the piano accompaniment by the group’s new artistic director, Patricia Plumley, and percussion on some numbers from Marc Beaulieu.

A Cappella Plus has performed with Vancouver Island Symphony, the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra and the Pat Coleman trio, and has recorded two CDs of their music.

Sunday’s concert will be performed cabaret style, with singers seated among the audience around candlelit tables. A cash bar will be open before the performance and drinks and appetizers will be available as choir members mingle with the audience at intermission.

“It’s a bit like a night club setting,” said Linda Dier, choir chair. “It’s quite informal and intimate; we really like to be up close and personal with our audience.”

Tickets are $23 and are available through pre-sale only — no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased locally at Mulberry Bush Bookstores in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, or ordered online at www.acappellaplus.ca. The Beach Club Resort is located at 181 Beachside Drive in Parksville.

— NEWS Staff

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