Glorious singing will ring out in Qualicum Beach this weekend as The Village Voices perform a variety of pieces.
Director Rosemary Lindsay, an avid chorister, solo performer and voice teacher, will lead the group of almost 70 through songs ranging from classical to spirituals and pop.
The Village Voices has members of all ages from teenagers up to seniors from a variety of music backgrounds. They will be joined this weekend by the Vancouver Island Chapter of the B.C. Boys Choir directed by Patricia Plumley.
She said the B.C. Boys Choir performed on the same stage as them this past summer during a B.C. Parks event at Rathtrevor Park and she was impressed with what she heard so she thought it would be great to have them join the Village Voices this weekend.
“The youth group is a nice addition. It bridges the age gap. It is nice to have all ages make music together.”
The Village Voices of Qualicum Beach, a 69-voice community choir, started in 1992. Lindsay said they have an exciting year ahead.
“It is our twentieth anniversary this spring and some founding members are still in our group,” she admitted.
Lindsay also conducts the A Cappella Plus Chamber Choir, was a founding member of Phoenix (Chamber Choir), sang with Electra, Vancouver Cantata singers and toured with John Washburn’s Vancouver Chamber Choir.
She said the choir sings a variety of music and this weekend they will be exploring music that has the ability to move and touch us. Accompanied by John Nelson, the Village Voices will perform some worship music, a collection of folk songs and some pieces by big composers.
The concert, Let the Music Take You, will be presented Sat., Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Christian Fellowship Centre, 825 Village Way, Qualicum Beach.
The support of community businesses and audiences have enabled The Village Voices to share their love of choral music with the community and admission is by donation.