Chorfest set to resonate

Here’s the deal for those who really love to sing.

A rare opportunity to become one of more than 200 singers performing together in Chilliwack at a final concert is at hand.

B.C. Choral Federation’s 2011 Seniors’ Chorfest April 13-16 will bring singers from across B.C. to the Fraser Valley for an outstanding workshop and performance weekend.

March 15 is the deadline date to reserve a space either as a choir or as individual singers, said Mary Fisher of the Harrison Hot Springs Multicultural Choir, which is hosting the event.

Each singer receives the music and a practice CD for the six songs that will be performed at the final concert.

Everyone is asked to learn the music and come to the Chorfest ready to rehearse, as part of a choir of more than 200 voices.

The workshops will be run by a professional vocalist. Vancouver music director Bruce Pullan is in the role of clinician for this Chorfest event.

“He’s someone who really knows how to take the ‘work’ out of ‘workshop’ and make it both a fun and educational experience,” said Fisher.

The choral workshops will take place at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa on April 14 and 15, and a final concert will  be held on Friday evening, April 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack First Avenue Christian Assembly Church.

The Harrison Hot Springs Multicultural Choir would like to invite choirs as well as individual singers in the area to take part. Registration information at http://www.bcchoralfed.com/events/seniors_chorfest; or call Mary at 604-796-9742.

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