A Christmas to Remember

Peninsula Singers celebrate a special season next month

The Peninsula Singers present A Christmas to Remember at the Mary Winspear Centre Dec. 7

The Peninsula Singers present A Christmas to Remember at the Mary Winspear Centre Dec. 7

Special holiday memories are the theme of this year’s Peninsula Singers Christmas production.

“Everyone has at least one special memory from Christmas,” said Peninsula Singer Virginia Rouslin. “And often, there’s that certain song we’ll hear that will bring the memory whirling back into our minds,” she added.

The connection of happy memories to music is the basis of the Peninsula Singers’ show and the group’s artistic director Glenda Korella said she thinks it will please the audience.

“I feel safe in saying that (the audience) will remember this concert for some time,” she said.

In addition to traditional favourites in new arrangements, the concert will feature songs that may be new to the audience, such as the concert’s title song A Christmas to Remember made famous by singer-songwriter Amy Grant. The song will be performed by Singers’ soloist Sherry Majocha and will be accompanied by 50 photos of Christmas scenes that will be shown on the theater’s large screen.

A handful of talented young musicians from the Victoria Conservatory of Music will also take a place on stage during the show.

The Collegium Piano Quintet is comprised of pianist Soo Ji Lee, Galen Rohon O’Halleran on cello, violinists Nathan Bomans and Eehjoon Kwon and violist Jacob van der Sloot. Together, they have performed with the Victoria Symphony as well as with the Sooke and Cowichan orchestras.

The Singers are also welcoming new accompanist Janet Yonge who has played for other choruses in the region and taught in Greater Victoria for over 30 years.

Concerts take place Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $11 for kids under 12 and $22 for adults and are available at the Mary Winspear box office or by calling 250-656-0275. All concert proceeds will go to the Peninsula Hospital Foundation’s Music Therapy Program.

For more information on the show visit peninsulasingers.ca.