‘Tis the season to be jolly,’ and the Yellow Point Singers are getting ready to share their joy of singing with others. They have been spending evenings at Cedar Secondary School practising for the upcoming season, and have also sacrificed a sunny fall Saturday for a full-day workshop with director Doug Roszmann and accompanist Sharyn Andruski-Collins to be well-prepared for their engagements.
This year, their major Christmas concert Winterludes will be held at Oceanview Community Church on Davis Road in Ladysmith, on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
The program includes some familiar seasonal music, as well as some lesser known but equally enjoyable tunes. One such song, Estrella Brillante, is from Mexico, and another is based on a traditional Russian folk song.
YPS is very happy to share its program with Panache!, a choral group from Nanaimo. YPS and Panache! have performed together before, and audiences have been impressed with both choirs’ obvious enthusiasm for singing and polished performances.
If you are unable to attend the performance on Dec. 4, you can still enjoy their concert, as they will also be performing on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre on Spartan Road at 2:30 p.m.
Audience members at both concerts will be invited to sing-along with some traditional carols and are invited to join the performers after the concert for light refreshments in the church foyer. Tickets for each concert are $10 per person or $20 for a family and will be available at the door.
Yellow Point Singers is a non-profit community choir which donate s a portion of each concert’s proceeds to a charity. This time, the charities chosen are The Terry Fox Foundation and the Ladysmith Food Bank.
YPS is always looking for new recruits, so if you would like to join this community choir, come along on Dec. 4 and speak to one of the choir members, or simply call the choir manager at 250-245-3727 for details. They can guarantee you a friendly and musical welcome!