Women’s choir performances always worthy of an Encore!

Chemainus Classical Concerts switches venues to the Chemainus United Church for this holiday treat

Chemainus Classical Concerts is presenting ‘An Encore! Christmas’ with the Encore! Women’s Choir on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Chemainus United Church.

The award-winning choir has a fabulous program with roots firmly planted in the Cowichan Valley and will also perform the previous afternoon at Dt. Edward’s Church in Duncan. Music Director Christine Dandy, along with her 23 singers, and outstanding pianist Rykie Avenant combine past favourites with new and challenging pieces, exposing the amazing sound and musical diversity that this choir can achieve.

With a mixture of carols old and new, sacred and secular, familiar and not so familiar, Encore! delivers pure magic.

Older classics such as ‘I”ll Be Home for Christmas’, will be be juxtaposed by newer pieces like Idina Menzel’s, ‘December Prayer.’ Traditional tunes such as the German carol ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ and Canadian folk song ‘Frobisher Bay’ will be balanced with some lesser known works such as ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ by Guy Forbes and a playful arrangement of ‘O Holy Night.’

This choral programme is thoughtfully planned with the audience in mind so there will be something for everyone in this intimate and joyful Christmas concert.

All are welcome to enjoy an afternoon of virtuosity and enchantment.

The choir’s many awards include Best Choral Performance of the Festival in Victoria in 2015.

Tickets are $20 at the door $20 or $17 in advance, $5 for Under 18. Tickets are available at Owl’s Nest Bistro, Chemainus; Ten Old Books, Duncan; Salamander Books, Ladysmith; and Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn or by phoning 250-748-8383.

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