Choral Concert was “spine tingling”

By Laura Stovel

The choral concerts at the United Church this past weekend had moments where the audience shivered in awe and laughed in merriment.

Revelstoke Community Choir director Lida Carey announced to the audience that they would enjoy songs that were, at times “spine tingling” and sometimes hilarious and she was right.

The choir, which once again teamed up with the popular Revelstoke Secondary School choir – also directed by Carey – filled the United Church with such beautiful sound Monday night that several audience members could be heard saying “I want to join.”

Some of the highlights were a clever Jingle Bells version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, a ‘spine tingling’ song that combined an English hymn and an anti-apartheid song from South Africa, and a masterful piano solo by RSS student Greg O’Hagen.

Unfortunately, those eager to join the choir will have to wait as the concert marked the end of the Community Choir season until the fall. Carey is taking a break to devote her talents to the upcoming musical, Sound of Music.

Meanwhile here are some photos from the Monday night concert:

The Revelstoke Community Choir filled the United Church with beautiful harmonies. Laura Stovel photo
RSS student Greg O’Hagen masterfully performs the song Forbidden Friendship. Laura Stovel photo
Director Lida Carey and pianist Rosemary Klein. Laura Stovel photo
The popular Revelstoke Secondary School choir gathers around the piano. Choir is a credit course at the high school in which students learn to harmonize, read music and work together to produce some wonderful sounds. Laura Stovel photo