Christmas With The British Columbia Boys Choir (S)

Christmas With The British Columbia Boys Choir (S)


on Sunday, December 10 at 2:30 pm at Knox United Church (345 Pym Street), in Parksville.

Tickets for this exciting concert are: Advanced $25 / $15 Students – At the Door $28 / $15 Students and can be purchased at the Parksville and Qualicum Mulberry Bush Book Stores, the Port Theatre 250-754-8550 - and Knox United Church - 250-248-3927.

This travelling choir of 30 boys/young men, between the ages of 9 and 24 years, trains under the direction of Edette Gagne and is one of North America’s few, four-part secular boys choirs. The choir draws their members from the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. These talented performers gain many valuable experiences as they represent Canada in other countries.

Expect to be charmed by these gifted songsters as they perform many popular tunes in their unique 4-part harmonies. As well, we can look forward to hearing their popular interpretations of some of the classic, seasonal numbers that help make this time of year so warm and festive.

Knox is honoured to be working with the British Columbia Boys Choir, to bring this very special event to Oceanside. Jenny Vincent, a highly acclaimed Canadian organist and the music director of Knox United Church in Parksville, believes, “The pure tone of the boys’ voices is almost magical. To describe the sound is beyond words... it is something that connects with the soul. This British Columbia Boys Choir will bring, to their audience, the awe and mystery of Christmas through their singing of traditional and new carols.”

For more information about this inspiring choir, please read the following biography.

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2018, the British Columbia Boys Choir, under the direction of Edette Gagne, have won international acclaim throughout Canada, the Netherlands, the United States, Europe, the Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and Asia. The Choir has trained over 1000 members who have represented Canada on 35 international tours. Programmes include sacred and secular works, selections from musicals, opera and folk songs from around the world, and feature repertoire spanning centuries, from Gregorian chants to 21st-century works.

In addition to frequent radio and television appearances, the Choir has made over 20 recordings and a one-hour documentary film, “Summer Song,” profiling the Choir’s 10th tour to The Netherlands, and has been viewed on television around the world. The Choir currently has four CDs on the market: Live from Europe (July 2016); If My Voice Had Wings, Home and Spirit.  In 2014, to celebrate the Choir’s 45th Anniversary, a book entitled “A Song to Remember” was published by Reikos International. 

The Choir has had many special honours including singing on Parliament Hill on Canada Day in 2014 that was broadcast on TV across Canada; singing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she dropped the puck at the Canuck’s Game in Vancouver; Opening GM Place and the Vancouver Library, special TV appearances around the globe and being the ONLY Canadian children’s choir to be booked by professional concert promoters for concert series in theatres across Canada and the USA for the past two decades. The BCBC has had the privilege to be the only Boys Choir invited to perform in the Van Man Choral Summit showcasing male choirs in the Pacific Northwest region for the last three years.

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