Let your voice be heard

Q-City Singers community choir invites the public to join

Q-City Singers are planning a spring concert to show off their skills.

Quesnel is a town that loves to sing. Over the years, various singing groups have come and gone. Currently we have several musical ensembles providing choral entertainment and a new one has just formed.

Q-City Singers, a community choir, has 63 signed up members who rehearse every Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church.

“We are still open for more signups,” choir conductor Ingrid Marshall said.

Marshall is new to Quesnel, having followed her heart here three years ago.

Singing since the age of three, Marshall had the support of her musical family. In elementary school she took up the saxophone as well as joining the Bel Canto community children’s choir and the school’s children’s choir.

Music continued to play a large part in Marshall’s life including joining the Cantata Singers in Prince George and playing her saxophone and singing with various local and out-of-town bands until she moved to Quesnel.

“I didn’t find any immediate singing outlet, Sweet Harmony had disbanded and I wasn’t an a cappella singer anyway,” she said.

Life and cancer got in her way and it was some time before she returned to her search for somewhere to sing.

“I was at the Farmers’ Market and saw a signup for a community choir and instantly put my name on the list,” she said.

“When they said they needed a conductor, even though I didn’t have experience, I took on the challenge.”

Last August Ingrid spent a week in a conducting workshop and was happy to report she learned so much and is now

leading the community choir.

“I learned valuable skills in order to obtain a successful blend of many diverse musical backgrounds in our choir,” she said.

“I’m working with all the various singing levels.”

Q-City Singers is now a non-profit society with a board of directors and they’re working on creating a logo and a website.

The group practices every Tuesday evening, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church.

“We’re very grateful for their generosity in providing rehearsal space for the community choir,” Ingrid said.

As for the type of music they are rehearsing, it covers a combination of all types of music and several different languages.

They’re planning their first performance in May.

“Quesnel seems to want a community choir based on the initial response,” she said.

“Music brings people together, it’s a stress reliever and it makes you feel better. Despite the size of the community, Quesnel has an amazing talent pool.”

The mixed voices choir covers sopranos, altos, tenors and bases and everything in between.

“We’re looking for additional voices and every voice falls within that range,” Ingrid said.

“Anyone 16 and older, whose interested in joining the choir, is invited to come by any Tuesday evening at the Trinity Lutheran Church.”

Down the road Q-City Singers are looking at performances in the community and beyond as well as seasonal concerts.

To contact the community choir E-mail info@qcitysingers.ca or call Ingrid, 250-983-5656.

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