Last December, the Choir was thrilled to perform to large appreciative audiences. We owe huge thanks to all of you who came. Your generosity allowed us to make substantial donations: $600 to Helping Hands Food Bank in Cowansville, and an amazing $1500 to the Brome Lake Food Bank.
This Spring we turn our attention to supporting the needs of young people. In Knowlton, all proceeds will be directed to the “Salamander Summer Camp”. Meanwhile, proceeds from our out of town concert will support the creation of a music room at the Mansonville Youth Centre. To enhance our performance and provide accompaniment, we have called on the skills of a talented woodwind trio led by John Barr, and accomplished pianists from within the choir. In addition, two brave men have joined our ranks to round out the sound. Holding us all together is our amazing director, Susan Reininger.
Our concert, told in the style of a radio broadcast, script by our in house writer Vesta Jorgensen, opens with five beautiful nocturnes. This is Mozart at his most lyrical, lighthearted and romantic. The theme of love yearned for, love won, love lost, continues with the memorable toe-tappable melodies of the 1930’s Jazz age. We laugh with Cole Porter’s cheeky, “Let’s Fall in Love”, yearn with, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, dance with Gershwin’s, “I’ve Got Rhythm”, and swing with, Ellington’s, “It Don’t Mean a Thing “. You’ll be sure to float home feeling sentimental and a little nostalgic.
Please join us: •Saturday, May 14, 3:00 pm, St. Patrick Cultural Centre, 854, route Missisquoi, Bolton East. Beneficiary: Missisquoi North Youth programs (Mansonville)
•Sunday May 15, 3:00pm, Community Centre, 270, rue Victoria, Knowlton. Beneficiary. : Lac-Brome Youth Programs.
Information : 450 242 2333 or 450 243 6854
Admission : $10 adult, $5 children.
Tickets available from CAB Mansonville, Cultural Centre, East Bolton, and the Community Centre, Knowlton.