The North Island Choral Society's spring concerts will happen April 10 and 11.

Spring choir concerts announced

Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m.

The North Island Choral Society has sung many of the best known and loved melodies in classical music in its 30 years of existence.

From humble beginnings, when it was a choir consisting of friends who loved to sing, it has grown to a choir of over 60 singers.

Two upcoming concerts will feature some of these glorious songs, sung over the years, such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bizet’s Toreador Song from Carmen, Wagner’s Pilgrims Chorus, Mozart’s Introitus from Gloria, and as a fitting conclusion to the two concerts, the Fourth Movement of Beethoven’s Ninth, with those famous and stirring words Ode to Joy by the German historian and poet Friedrich Schiller in 1785.

The concerts will be performed at St. George’s United Church, Courtenay on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. These concerts also celebrate Paul Colthorpe’s 20 years as artistic director of the society.

Tickets ($20) are available from Blue Heron Books in Comox and Laughing Oyster Books in Courtenay. Tickets for children under 12 are $5 at the door. For more information: northislandchoral.ca

 

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