There will be more than 100 performers taking part in the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra's Voices concert set for March 31 at the Cultural Centre.

There will be more than 100 performers taking part in the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra's Voices concert set for March 31 at the Cultural Centre.

Vocal variety and versatility at Voices concert

The March 31 concert at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre by the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is aptly named Voices.

Look forward to a showcase of tones, tunes and terrific voices.

The March 31 concert at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre by the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is aptly named Voices.

“I thought it was time to have a concert dedicated to the glorious singing voice,” said CSO music director Paula DeWit.

“What a gift to be able to sing and to be able to sing well.”

The program spotlight is on vocal variety and musical versatility.

Dulcet notes of the harp by Miya Otake will greet audience members.

Groups ready to grace the stage range from Belle Voci, ladies Show Choir, to the CSO & Chorus, as well as soloists and duets.

“There is nothing as magical as live performance,” said DeWit.

The evening will open with the overture from Mozart’s delightful opera, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote, K620), written in 1791.

Shane Hanson, Tamara Wilhelm and Bevin van Liempt will feature some of the most well-loved selections.

The Chorus will be singing one of Mozart’s sacred works, AveVerum Corpus in D major (K 618).

“Carl Maria von Weber’s Jagerchor (Huntsmen’s Chorus) from Der Freischutz, Wagner’s Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhauser and Bach’s Wachet will be sung by our very own male chorus.

“These three works feature the rich, lush, gorgeous tones of tenor and bass harmony and will be sure to give you goose bumps. I can’t wait!” said DeWit

No concert would be complete without celebrated a cappella group Bella Noce singing three pieces, including Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah featured in Shrek.

Also expect to hear the tender Yesterday, Lennon and McCartney favourite, as well as Giocchino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Overture, a cappella style.

The CSO & C will showcase special guest, One Acre, a delightful classical folk quartet. The group started out as two solo musicians taking turns in accompanying each other at various venues.

Mark eventually explored the rock and blues side of guitar, while Niki discovered the folk roots of the violin.

Caroline Davies is a familiar face on the local music scene. She will be singing a tantalizing selection from the opera Giuditta by Franz Lehar. Davies and Dustin Hiles will doing the duet, Brindisi from Verdi’s opera, La Traviata.  Davies will also share her voice with Shane Hanson to offer David Foster’s The Prayer, which has been made even more popular by the Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelliduet.

The chorus will present Eric Whitacre’s Sleep, and You’ll Never Walk Alone from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.

Voices, March 31, at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.  Tickets $25 and available at the Cultural Centre box office, 604-391-SHOW.


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