Yellow Point Singers are again preparing for their annual Christmas concert, “Songs of Winter and the Holidays.”
This year’s concert will be held this Sunday (Dec. 15) at 2:30 p.m. at Oceanview Community Church at 381 Davis Rd. in Ladysmith.
Practices began back in September at Cedar Secondary School, where the Yellow Point Singers rehearse every Wednesday evening, along with their director, Doug Roszmann, and their accompanist, Sharyn Andruski-Collins.
This year, the director’s podium will be shared with Ainslee Young, who has been working on several of the selected pieces.
The repertoire includes music to suit all tastes — some traditional, some in a jazzy style, a calypso and a song from Brazil, accompanied, as always, by some audience participation with the Christmas Carol Sing-Along.
The guest performer this season is Graham Brockley, who is probably more widely known as a doctor with a general practice in Ladysmith.
Last spring, Brockley played the lead role in the local production of Oklahoma, a first for him as a performer in a major musical production. His mellow tenor voice proved a hit with audiences, and he was persuaded to join forces with Yellow Point Singers for both performances this Christmas. Brockley’s selection includes some classical works, as well as seasonal favourites, and he will join with the choir for an arrangement of David Foster’s “Grown Up Christmas List.”
As always, the performance will be followed by an informal reception with light refreshments, providing an opportunity for choir members and their guests to share seasonal goodwill.
Tickets for Sunday’s Christmas concert are $10 each or $20 for a family and are available from choir members or at the door.
— Submitted by Joan Roszmann