February Blues: Broadway review looking for choir members

The first practice for the February Blues choir will be in Barriere, Thursday, Jan. 15, at 6:45 p.m.

Leah Jones

Leah Jones advises that this Thursday (Jan. 15) will be the first choir practice for the Broadway Blues production scheduled for the end of February.

The practice will take place at 6:45 p.m. in the the Christian Life Assembly Pentecostal church in Barriere.

The selections will be performed on stage in both Clearwater and Barriere, and Jones notes “…it would be great if we could also be in costume if the song requires it”.

The production is open to all North Thompson Community Chorus members, past and present.  And, as always, new singers are encouraged to join the choir.

“I would love to have soloists, duets, trios, groups and instrumentals to sing and/or play any song that has been performed on stage – that would include operettas and opera along with Broadway musicals,” says Jones.

She asks that participants run their selection of music by her to see if the music is on hand.

Jones also states it would be good to run the music by Chorus accompanist Bonnie, “If you plan on her accompanying you.  Some arrangements can be quite dry, so often I will look for a part song arrangement because the piano tends to be much better.

“Please look on the internet for a song you might like to do with others or by yourself – there are scads.  When you find one or two that you like or recognize, simply Youtube or Vimeo it and give it a listen.  We can take it from there.”

Practices started on Tuesday at Clearwater Christian Church, and of course will start this Thursday evening in Barriere.

Plans for the production include the choir singing three selections from Broadway;  one will be The Phantom Of The Opera, another will be Oh What A Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma, and the third is yet to be decided.  Jones says,  “…the gals will sing My Favourite Things from Sound of Music”.

“I am insisting that I have a minimum of 25 singers for the choir this session,” says Jones, “Please let me know ahead of time if you are interested, or if you are only interested in a non-choir song.”

Leah Jones can be reached by emailing:  bellacoolabccabin@live.ca


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