Community musicians presenting Christmas extravaganza
More than 70 musicians of all ages from Cranbrook and the Kootenays are coming together to present an exciting Christmas Concert this coming Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m.
The Cranbrook Community Band, Cranbrook Community Choir and Cranbrook Community and Youth Orchestra will be joined by The Cantabelles to perform a mixture of popular, traditional and seasonal numbers at their concert titled Noel, Noel, Noel.
The performance will take place at The Dwelling Place in Cranbrook (2324 2nd Street S). Tickets are available in advance from Huckleberry Books in downtown Cranbrook, or at the door at $10 for adults ($5 for 16 and under) and include interval refreshments.
This will be the first time that the three community groups have performed together and will be the first public performance for the orchestra since it reformed earlier this year. The concert will culminate in a combined performance of the seasonal favourite A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson.
“This has been a wonderful concert to plan and practice for,” said orchestra conductor, Patrick Heatherley. “We’re all hoping this performance will encourage even more musicians to join us in the future to further the spirit of music into the New Year and beyond.”
All three community groups can be contacted through Facebook or by email and encourage new members to contact them for more information on membership.