Sun Valley Song presenting a musical bouquet

30-member chamber choir performing Saturday, May 11, and on Sunday, May 12, at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cranbrook.

Sun Valley Song is holding its annual spring concerts on Saturday

Sun Valley Song is holding its annual spring concerts on Saturday

Sun Valley Song, a 30-member chamber choir, presents its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cranbrook on the corner of Victoria Avenue and 3rd Street North.

The concert features songs in a wide variety of musical styles, from classical to contemporary.

Sun Valley Song has been presenting choral concerts for 13 years in the region and over those years has performed regularly with the Symphony of the Kootenays. In 2012, the choir received an honourable mention from the provincial BC Performing Arts Festival for their performance of Requiem, originally written to honour victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“Just like a spring bouquet of flowers, our concert includes songs and choral works in an attractive spray of colours and shapes,” says Yme Woensdregt, Music Director.  “Our featured number will be a medley of songs from Les Miserables, but audience members will also recognize Broadway hits, African-American spirituals, Maritime folk songs, pop standards like Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, and great classical choral works such as Beethoven’s Hallelujah and Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine.”

“The members of our choir have fun when they sing and we’re delighted to share this wonderful music with our audience!”

Sun Valley Song is directed by Yme Woensdregt and accompanied on the piano by Wendy Guilmont.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under) and are available at Lotus Books in Cranbrook, from choir members or at the door.  For more information, please call Elizabeth at 250-489-5381.