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Sun Valley Song Presents Annual Spring Concerts
Sun Valley Song, a 30-member chamber choir, will present its annual spring concert on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cranbrook, on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm at the Kimberley United Church, and again on Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cranbrook. The concert features songs in a wide variety of musical styles, from classical to contemporary.
“We’re especially pleased to be performing again in Kimberley!” says choir spokesperson Elizabeth Ross. “We performed there for the first time in December and were so warmly welcomed that we’re delighted to be returning!”
The concert will include well-known Broadway hits such as You’ll Never Walk Alone from the musical Carousel and a medley of songs from West Side Story. Fans of the Royal Family will enjoy John Rutter’s This is the Day which was specially commissioned for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Classical choral works will include Mendelssohn’s O for the Wings of a Dove and Stainer’s God So Loved the World.
Sun Valley Song performs regularly with the Symphony of the Kootenays, most recently as part of the Symphony’s Christmas concert last December. Previously with the Symphony, the choir has performed Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and other choral classics.
At the recent East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival held in Cranbrook, Sun Valley Song was invited to provide a recording of their two performance pieces to submit to BC Performing Arts Provincial Festival. Adjudicator, Dr. Joan Thompson, noted that “Sun Valley has got it all together – wonderful balance, blend, security of parts and amazingly-well choreographed entrances and endings!”
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.