Members of the choir perform O Come, O Come, Emmanuel at the Christmas Cantata on Dec. 15 at the United Church. (Brendan Kyle Jure - 100 Mile Free Press)

Members of the choir perform O Come, O Come, Emmanuel at the Christmas Cantata on Dec. 15 at the United Church. (Brendan Kyle Jure - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile House’s Ecumenical Choir aims to end global hunger through singing

The choir hosted it’s Christmas Cantata on Dec. 15

Members of the churches in 100 Mile House got together to form a choir on Dec. 15 for the Dream a Dream Christmas Season Cantata at the United Church, in aims of raising money for ending global hunger.

“I felt it went really well, actually. People really enjoyed seeing a crowd of singers (probably they knew) up there at the front and singing meaningful songs, meaningful words at this time of year,” said Jane Duncan, a member of the choir.

The music and lyrics were composed by Ron Klusmeier and Shirley Erena Murray respectively. The two artists wrote the songs performed by the choir in partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, which is under the umbrella of Common Vision.

Duncan called it a Christian response to hunger.

RELATED: 100 Mile House’s Eclectica Choir’s Christmas concert raises $4,000

“He gives all this out for free as long as you perform it in benefit for the Foodgrains Bank,” she said. “The count we have raised at the moment is $1,270 and there’s more coming actually because some people took their envelopes home and wanted to be included but that was just the funds that came in last night that was counted.”

Duncan added that she thinks about $1,350 will be the total, once all the donations are received and counted.

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank receives 100 per cent of the proceeds, and people who donated are eligible for tax receipts for donations of $10 or more.

The choir, which is called the Ecumenical Choir, is of mixed denominations, also performed a cantata back in May for the benefit of Common Vision and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

North District RCMP confirmed that Amber Wuetz, 25, was found deceased on Oct. 31. (Photo submitted)
Prince George woman confirmed dead, foul play not suspected

Police confirm Amber Wuetz was found deceased on Oct. 31

Masks are now officially mandatory in all City of Campbell River facilities. (Black Press File Photo)
Interior Health reports 49 new COVID-19 cases overnight

302 cases remain active; two in hospital

Donex back to normal operations after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Update: Donex Pharmacy back to normal operations

Masks are mandatory for shoppers.

Police are asking to speak with two men who were seen driving this car outside the BMO on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Photo submitted)
100 Mile RCMP investigating after woman reports being harassed outside BMO

Young Indigenous woman reports being verbally harassed by two men outside the bank.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 23, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. daily COVID-19 cases hits record 941 on Tuesday

Further restrictions on indoor exercise take effect

Krista Macinnis displays the homework assignment that her Grade 6 daughter received on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford mom angry that students asked to list positive stories about residential schools

Daughter’s Grade 6 class asked to write down 5 positive stories or facts

B.C. projects targeting the restoration of sockeye salmon stocks in the Fraser and Columbia Watersheds will share in $10.9 million of federal funding to protect species at risk. (Kenny Regan photo)
13 projects protecting B.C. aquatic species at risk receive $11 million in federal funding

Salmon and marine mammals expected to benefit from ecosystem-based approach

Barrels pictured outside Oliver winery, Quinta Ferreira, in May. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
B.C. Master of Wine reflects on industry’s teetering economic state

Pandemic, for some wine makers, has been a blessing in disguise. For others, not so much.

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

A fentanyl test strip is used at Vancouver Coastal Health in Vancouver, Tuesday, January, 21, 2020. The test strips will be made available to drug users to ensure that their drugs are safe and free of Fentanyl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Drug overdoses lead to 5 deaths each day in October; drug toxicity continues to increase

COVID-19 crisis continues to exacerbate the overdose crisis

An employee of the Adventure Hotel was taken to hospital on Nov. 20 after she confronted a customer of Empire Coffee about not wearing a mask. File photo.
Nelson hotel employee suffers heart attack after being assaulted in anti-mask incident

An accountant at the Adventure Hotel is in hospital in Kelowna

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Most Read