Island Voices celebreate second CD

With great excitement, Island Voices Chamber Choir invites you to celebrate the release of their second Christmas CD.

With great excitement, Island Voices Chamber Choir invites you to celebrate the release of their second Christmas CD. The choir, whose members come from Courtenay, Campbell

River, Quadra Island and all points in between, will perform music from the newly released CD in two concerts.

The first will be at Campbell River’s new Trinity

Presbyterian Church on Nov. 30. The second concert will take place this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church.

Since the release of their first CD in 2005, the Island Voices have been extremely active performing not only in Campbell River and the Comox Valley but also in many other Vancouver Island locations including Victoria, Parksville and more remote communities such as Quatsino and Port Alice. They have also performed and won awards at the prestigious Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in Powell River.

The release of the new CD is a culmination of two years of hard work by the choir and director JoAnne Preston. The CD features guest performances from some of Campbell River and the Comox Valley’s finest musicians including pianist Sean Mooney, cellist Helena Jung, soprano Amy Lelliott, and flutists Tomoko Bonner and Diane Brown.

They were also joined by a brass quintet with local performers Jake Masri, Roger Kirk, Celine Ouelette, Phil Cassidy and Nancy Cox. Amy, Tomoko and the brass quintet will join the choir for its CD release concerts.

Island Voices are known for singing mainly a capella or unaccompanied music that spans centuries and styles. They will continue this tradition with a concert filled with Christmas

music that is secular and sacred. Rest assured that there will be many Christmas favourites.

Tickets for the Comox Valley concert are available at Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay and Blue Heron Bookstore in Comox. The new CD will be available to purchase at both of these ticket venues and at the concerts.

For more information, call Anne at 250-287-4236, Jan at 250-338-1439 or check www.IslandVoicesChamberChoir.bc.ca.

— Island Voices Chamber Choir