Voices explore journey
The late American composer John Cage once said that, “music is a means of rapid transportation.”
Members of the Island Voices Chamber Choir certainly agree and hope to take Comox Valley and Campbell River audiences to great places with their coming concert series entitled Journeys.
Members of the Island Voices are preparing an exciting program based on the theme of journeys. The concert offers exposure to a wide range of musical genres including 15th century madrigals, jazz, folk, popular and a modern spoken piece.
Island Voices is honoured to sing Anne Park’s arrangement of Ahrirang, Korea’s most representative folk song. Park, a fine musician from Korea who now lives in Campbell River will be at the concert to hear her song brought to life.
Jo-Anne Preston will conduct this 20-voice choir, which sings mostly unaccompanied. The concert will feature Island Voices’ own Janet Bouey on clarinet as well as Helen Moats and Joyce Baker on piano.
The concerts will feature guest artists Rodrigo Figueroa, playing guitar and percussion and talented soprano Amy Lelliott. A special treat will be the duet Dome Epais, in which Lelliott will be joined by Kaely Cronk.
After a performance April 27 in Campbell River, a second concert happens at 7 p.m. on April 29 at Comox United Church.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Laughing Oyster Books in Courtenay or at Videos ‘n More, in Comox.
For more information, contact Anne at 250-287-4236, Jan at 250-338-1439 or visit www.IslandVoicesChamberChoir.bc.ca.
— Island Voices Chamber Choir