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The Tachov Children’s Choir visits Campbell River on July 7.  - Photo submitted
The Tachov Children’s Choir visits Campbell River on July 7.
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Every second year, Powell River plays host to some of the finest choirs from around the world at the International Choral Kathaumixw.

One of the happy benefits for Campbell River music lovers is that we’re able to enjoy a concert by one of the visiting choirs before they return to their homeland.

This year we have the good fortune to hear the Tachov Children’s Choir from the Czech Republic.

Under the direction of founding director Josef Brabanec, the Tachov Children’s Choir has won numerous international awards.

The group has performed in 16 European countries, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina and China before coming to Canada.

With 60 voices in their principal choir, they perform a wide variety of folk, secular and sacred music.

The concert sponsor, Island Voices Chamber Choir, is still looking for places to billet the children for the night of the concert. To help out, visit www.islandvoiceschamberchoir.bc.ca or contact Jo-Anne Preston at 250-337-5730.

The Tachov Children’s Choir perform on Monday, July 7, 8 p.m., at Campbell River United Church. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Campbell River Visitor’s Centre or at the door.

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