The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir (PMCC) holds a concert on Saturday, June 2 to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The concert, titled I’m Gonna Sing, starts at 7 p.m. at Gateway Community Church (2994 Abbotsford-Mission Hwy.).
The choir was founded in 1978 by Nancy Dyck, and has touched the lives of more than 900 singers.
The concert features singers from ages eight to 18 performing songs commemorating the choir’s rich history.
There will be familiar works and new songs connecting the past with the present, including the world premiere of a work by Jeff Enns.
Other highlights include Karl Jenkin’s Adiemus with choreography, the Canadian classic I’se the B’y, the world premiere of a collaborative student composition, and many more.
The choir will be joined by opera singer and PMCC alum Melanie Krueger.
She will perform Mozart’s Laudate Dominum and Handel’s Let the Bright Seraphim.
As well, the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra will accompany several songs under the direction of Calvin Dyck, in addition to performing their choreographed Por Una Cabeza.
Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students and are available online at pmcc.ca or at King’s Music. Tickets are $5 more at the door.