Welsh Men’s Choir to perform in Quesnel

A stop in Quesnel is part of the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir’s northern tour, a rare opportunity for local music lovers.

They are performing in North Star Church, June 9, 7:30 p.m.

Formed in 1980 by a few home-sick Welsh expatriates, the choir is Canada’s largest non-profit male choir and this year has more than 100 singers from 19 different backgrounds.

The B.C. Northern Tour brings 75 singers to seven communities beginning with Prince Rupert and ending with Prince George. Quesnel is the second last stop and the Quesnel and District Arts Council with some promotional assistance from Quesnel Live Arts is excited to bring this amazing group to town.

If you’ve never heard 75-plus very accomplished male choristers singing together just for the love of it (nothing else sounds quite like it), this is your opportunity to be swayed, swooned and cajoled into a gentle emotional ride that entertains, amuses and celebrates how grand life can really be with an eclectic repertoire that includes ballads about B.C.’s railways, show tunes, resonating spirituals, the requisite Welsh songs and spirituals (yes, in Welsh), and even some very well executed silliness.

A tour of such a large choir is possible only through the support of generous corporate sponsors with the main sponsor Rio Tinto Alcan.

All tickets are $20 at Save-On Foods, Bo-Peep Boutique, Quesnel Music, C&R Video and at the door.