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Rhythm of life is a powerful beat

Island Voices Chamber Choir gears up for its next performance – April 12 at the Maritime Heritage Centre. - Courtesy of Island Voices
Island Voices Chamber Choir gears up for its next performance – April 12 at the Maritime Heritage Centre.
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“The rhythm of life is a powerful beat, puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet.” These lyrics from the play Sweet Charity will set the mood for the upcoming concert by the acclaimed Island Voices Chamber Choir under the direction of Jo-Anne Preston. The concert’s will be presented in Campbell River on April 12, and in Comox on April 13.

The choir will take you on a journey of choral music that will have you experiencing the wonders of nature – rivers, sun, birds and bugs – as well as the incredible diversity of emotions that life brings as we travel through birth, childhood, courtship, marriage, parenthood, old age and the challenges of life’s end. The audience will be treated to a program of primarily a cappella compositions that range from a Renaissance madrigal, a lush arrangement by Gustav Holst of an English Folk song and a charming lullaby by Campbell River musician Jim Vining. Guest artist harpist and vocalist Roger Helfrick will also mesmerize the audience with his haunting melodies.

The Campbell River audiences can take this journey on Saturday, April 12 at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 or $15 for students and seniors and include a reception following the concert. They can be purchased at the Campbell River Visitor Information Centre.

The Comox Valley concert will take place at 7 p.m., April 13 at Comox United Church.

Tickets are $15 or $12 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at Blue Heron bookstore, or Laughing Oyster bookstore.

For more information about either concert call 250-285-3560 or 250-871-6943, or visit the website www.islandvoiceschamberchoir.bc.ca

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