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A Choral Musaic– Fundraising Concert

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20 – $25

On Saturday, April 6, “A Choral Musaic” will return after a five-year hiatus to raise the roof at St. George’s United Church for a fundraising concert, part of the church’s fundraising series, “Concerts for A Common Good.” Featuring more than five choirs with more than 200 voices and four music directors, the concert starts at 7pm.

Several Comox Valley choirs will be joined at this event by the Naramata Community Choir, directed by Justin Glibberly, and the Vancouver Island Chamber Choir directed by Brian Tate. The local choirs include the Just In Time Choirs’ Jems & Vocal Minority ensembles and the Canadian Military Wives Choirs- Comox, directed by Wendy Nixon Stothert. Additionally, the concert will feature the Comox Valley Children’s Choir—Youth ensemble, directed by Sophie Simard, and the Celebration Singers and Quarantones, directed by Denise Marquette.

According to Nixon Stothert, who is known for her exuberant, high-energy directing, “This evening will be an epic jubilee of choral music in a wide variety of styles. We are so privileged to have the out-of-town guest choirs joining us. Both Justin Glibbery and Brian Tate have been teacher-mentors of mine over the past 25-plus years, and I’m thrilled that they expressed interest in returning to the Valley with their choirs to sing. The finale, when all the choirs combine to sing as an ensemble of more than 200 singers, is sure to move the hearts and souls of audience members.”

Tickets are $20 in advance at Eventbrite and at the church office; they are $25 at the door. Children under 12 are free. The Eventbrite link is https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-choral-musaic-collaboration-of-200-voices-fundraising-concert-tickets-817432762397.

Music Heals and St. George’s United Church will benefit from some of the ticket sales. Since 2012, Music Heals is a registered charity that raises awareness of the healing powers of music. Funds raised increase access to music therapy for vulnerable Canadians including: patients in children’s hospitals, seniors’ centres; individuals in palliative care, AIDS and HIV programs; at-risk youth; and those in habilitation and bereavement support programs. To date Music Heals has funded over $3 million in music therapy programs for Canadians in need.

St. George’s raises funds through a variety of events during the year to benefit local non-profits. In 2023, the church donated more than $40,000 to community groups, including Habitat for Humanity, LUSH, the Comox Valley Food Bank, the Coldest Night of the Year, the Comox Valley Child Development Association, the Transition Society, and many others.

Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$20 – $25
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Website:
www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-choral-musaic-collaboration-of-200-voices-fundraising-concert-tickets-817432762397

Organizer

St. George’s United Church
Phone:
250-334-4961
Email:
office@stgeorgesunited.com
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Venue

St George’s United Church
505 6th Street
Courtenay,
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Phone:
250-334-4961
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