Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir visits Knox United Church in Parksville May 25, 2019
Knox United Church, Parksville
“Stand by Me”Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir Concert
Saturday, May 25, 7:30 pm Knox United Church, 345 Pym Street, Parksville BC
Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $28, Student $15
The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir will visit Knox United Church in Parksville during its lower Vancouver Island mini-tour, titled “Stand By Me” The concert will be held at Parksville’s Knox United Church, Saturday May 25th, 7:30pm.
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VWMC is delighted to return to the picturesque seaside community of Parksville…a bit reminiscent of Celtic lands far away. They look forward to entertaining with Celtic and Pop favourites that will elicit thoughts of the trials and joys that inspired the music that is now heritage to so many. Four-part male harmony, over eighty voices, and Celtic repertoire make for a uniquely entertaining evening for concert-goers. The choir maintains a Welsh singing tradition within a varied repertoire of folk songs, spirituals, show tunes, and Canadiana.
Proceeds of the concert will be shared with Knox United Church, to help them respond to the needs of their local and global communities.
Please note that Knox strives to be a scent-free environment. Your cooperation is much appreciated.
Biography - Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir
The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir performs its music primarily in the Metro Vancouver area, and also tours to Vancouver Island and rural communities in BC, across Canada, and internationally. Its 2019 concerts are focused on BC communities, providing a rare opportunity for the smaller communities to experience a very large, auditioned amateur male choir.
Consummate professionals Music Director Jonathan Quick and Accompanist/Assistant Music Director Karen Lee Morlang both use their professional skills to ensure that VWMC’s male amateur vocalists experience and deliver the joy of singing, from the heart.
The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir was formed in 1980 by Welsh singing enthusiasts, and is now one of Canada’s largest non-proﬁt auditioned male choirs with close to a hundred singers of diverse ethnic backgrounds. It tours provincially each year; internationally about every three years.
VWMC has toured Europe, the U.S., United Kingdom, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. It represented Canada at Canada’s Expo 86, Australia’s Expo 88, Holland’s End of WWII Liberation Day Celebration in 1995, the founding of St.Petersburg 300th Anniversary celebrations in Russia, and a Millennium gala concert at Royal Albert Hall, London.
Its Christmas concert series is a Vancouver and Fraser Valley perennial favourite, where audiences are treated to a choral blend of traditional and unique seasonal music, always evoking thoughts of kindness, reverence and humour. The VWMC invites accomplished local school choirs to share the stage at Christmas, an opportunity for young choristers to perform to outside audiences.
The choir produces CDs of its music, available at concerts and online at vwmc.ca