Do you love to listen to many voices joined together in harmony? On Sunday, Nov. 16, Choral Valley hosts its inaugural adult community choir festival followed by a workshop, all at the Comox Pentecostal Church.
Choirs will sing from 1 to 5 p.m. and the public is welcome to come and listen. Dr. Adam Con, associate professor of Music Education at UVic, is coming to facilitate the learning and sharing for 300 singers.
The evening workshop with Dr. Con, open to singers and directors, runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The topic is vocal technique and the cost is $20.
To register, contact email@example.com.
Four local choirs, including Just in Time Jazz Choirs, Celebration Singers, Island Voices, and the North Island Choral Society, will be joined by Timbre! Choir from Port Alberni and Village Voices from Parksville for the non-competitive choral event.
The Comox Valley boasts a remarkably active musical community for its relatively small population, with more than 10 community and church choirs. Choral Valley is a new local initiative offering choral retreats, festivals and workshops.
“Our community is so rich in culture and compelling scenery. I’m thrilled to welcome choirs from near and far to join us here for choral development opportunities,” says Choral Valley founder Wendy Nixon Stothert.
“There are hundreds of choirs in Alberta that can come here easily on short, direct, affordable flights.”
Retreat activities can include a workshop, rehearsing in beautiful locations like the Filberg Lodge or Coastal Trek Lodge, a choral-sharing session with a local choir, a performance, and team-building in nature.
For more information about Choral Valley, visit www.choralvalley.ca.