The Q City Singers in dress rehearsal for their upcoming show. Submitted photo

Q City Singers to sing about rain, rivers and rising seas in upcoming concert

The 60-person choir has been preparing for the concert since January

Rain, rivers and rising seas: those are the themes being explored by the Q City Singers in their upcoming spring concert.

The group sings everything from folk music, pop and traditional choral songs to a traditional song gifted to their director from an Elder on the Soloman Islands.

“The last year and a half has been a period of significant growth for the choir, both musically and in size,” says Katrina Scott, the president of the choir’s board of directors. “Starting last spring, we were selling out shows, which never happened before. We’re getting a lot of support in the community.”

The choir features people of all ages, from young people in their 20s to members in their 80s.

“We’ve got people from all corners of Quesnel, all ages, all backgrounds — I would classify it as a true community group, maybe more so than any other group I’ve been part of before,” says Scott, who also sings in the choir.

The show, titled Poetry of Poseidon: Rain, Rivers & Rising Seas, is divided into three sections, with the music in each section revolving around either rain, rivers or rising seas.

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For example, says Scott, “in the ocean section, we actually talk about all of the seas themselves, and then there’s a portion of the program that looks at the creatures of the sea, we call them — so that’s pirates, mermaids and all that kind of stuff.

“It’s been pretty fun. There’s some laughs along with the music.”

Scott says there’s also typically a slideshow running in the background of the performance, with photos and videos which relate back to the themes of the night, and this show will also include guest artists, drumming and smaller group features.

The 60-person choir was started about four years ago, and the group has been preparing for the concert since January, including working on some choreography to go with the music.

The group practices once a week and holds intensive, half-day workshops at least twice a year to work on the presentation of its concerts — which also happen twice a year, at Christmas and in the spring.

The spring concert will take place Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School. Tickets for the concert are available in advance from Save-on-Foods or at the door; however, Scott recommends buying tickets in advance in case they sell out.


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