Community choir hosts spring concert April 27

Show will raise money for a high school bursary and Tillicum Centre

Hope Community Choir will perform its 60s Rewind spring concert this Sunday at Grace Baptist Church.

Hope Community Choir is hosting its annual spring concert this Sunday.

This year’s theme is “60s Rewind” and will feature guest performances by “Sonny and Cher,” Sophie Enns and Shades O’ Grey. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards a $500 bursary for a graduating student of the arts and Tillicum Centre. Last year’s event raised $1,000.

“We want to have good attendance because the more people that come, the more money we make,” said choir director Jill Last. “It’s not for us we need to make it, it’s for the community.”

The annual spring concert has been a long-standing tradition in Hope for decades. Singer Addie Murphy attributes much of its success to the variety of music performed.

“We have a following,” she added. “We have people that come every year and really enjoy it.”

All members of the secular choir are volunteers, who share a love for music and come together to sing for fun.

The choir currently has about 30 members, ranging in age from 11 to 90, that sing in four-part harmony. Some of the members were at one time part of the Hope Ladies Choir which disbanded years ago.

The choir rehearses weekly at Hope United Church, but will take a break over the summer. New members are always welcome.

The concert on April 27 starts at 7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church (949 3rd Ave.) Admission is by donation.

For more information, contact Jill Last at 604-869-8435 or jilllast1@gmail.com

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