Eclectica choir sings the blues away

100 Mile House’s Eclectica Community Choir has been in existence for more than two decades.

Area residents always look forward to the Eclectica Community Choir's Christmas concert.

Area residents always look forward to the Eclectica Community Choir's Christmas concert.

100 Mile House’s Eclectica Community Choir has been in existence for more than two decades.

It gets its name from the varied music it performs, from pop to classic, folk to rock, and music that appeals to all ages. It’s truly a community choir and is open to young and older, as well is a valuable asset for the community.

The new director is the well-known musician Jasmine Kreschuk. She has a degree in music from the University of British Columbia and is another fine musical asset for the community.

Jasmine has done outstanding work with the elementary band programs in the community, and is also noted as a fine pianist and musician. Donna Forward is our exciting accompanist, so we have an excellent leadership team to begin the new term.

The choir involves music for four sections:  sopranos, altos, tenor and bass. Knowing how to read music is an asset, but it is not essential since the choir offers practice CD’s that have proven a valuable medium with which to learn the notes.

Rehearsals are relaxed and fun. All are welcome and interested singers may contact this writer at 250-456-2302, or Helen Lennox-Lau at 250-791-5303.

Folks who sing in the choir have found it a marvellous way to meet people and relieve stress and make those winter months fly by.

There is no better way to get rid of the blues than by singing.

 

We perform three or four times in 100 Mile House and at a Parade of Choirs in Williams Lake in each year. The choir rehearses in the 100 Mile United Church, and begins practices on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14.

Events are already planned for Remembrance Day, Christmas, Parade of Choirs in Williams Lake, and a spring concert, in addition to a few other casual appearances.

All the gate receipts at our concerts are taken at the door to help local charities, such as the Food Bank or the 100 Mile and Williams Lake hospitals, and related agencies.