Cantiamo Chamber Ensemble performs and invites you to sing with them, accompanied by Quintessence Brass Quintet, on Dec. 15 at Comox United Church. Photo by Ross Robinson

Be part of magical musical moments with Cantiamo

Have you ever attended a choir performance and wished you had the opportunity to be a part of the magical musical moments? Your chance has arrived.

On Friday, Dec. 15, at Comox United Church (7:30 p.m.), Cantiamo Chamber Ensemble and Quintessence Brass Quintet invite you to an evening of traditional carol singing. Add your voice to the harmonious Cantiamo singers and be accompanied by some of the finest brass instrument players in the valley.

Choir directors Jen Riley and Denise Marquette have had the privilege to nurture the amazing voices of Cantiamo over the years.

Riley (currently the SD71 Fine Arts coordinator and music teacher) formed the choir in 1999 as an opportunity for post-high school students to maintain a level of quality choral performance. Today, Cantiamo is unique.

Few choirs across the country offer this level of musicality and commitment through challenging rewarding music. Marquette, in her fourth year with Cantiamo, is pleased to use her 30-plus years of chamber choir directing to collaborate with Riley. Both directors are highly regarded in provincial choral circles.

Attending this concert will give audience members a sense of what it is like to experience the special relationships of choir membership. For one evening, become part of this community and feel the power of musical connections.

Cantiamo choir members past and present form a special musical bond. Through their passion to perform and sing, they support one another in meaningful ways that go beyond the notes on a page. Audience members will feel this synergy.

Quintessence Brass Quintet has been around for 30 years and today’s players (Nancy Cox on tuba, Ed Walker on trombone, Celine Ouellette on French horn, Jake Masri and Jay Havelaar on trumpet) will perform on their own and also accompany the carol singing. These accomplished musicians are superb brass performers. Christmas music is certainly one of their fortes.

Tickets are available at Long and McQuade on Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay, at Anthony Copper Kettle Bakery in Comox (268 Anderton Road, the old Comox Bakery) or from any choir member.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and under 5 are free.

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