British Columbia Boys Choir Celebrates 45 Years with Memorable Events in 2014
The Choir will be creating a beautiful historical “coffee table” book to celebrate the BCBC’s 45 years of teaching boys to sing and perform. The BCBC are asking alumni and their families to send in your favourite stories from BCBC events, concerts and tours, and these will make up the majority of the book, along with photos and historical information about the Choir. The deadline to submit story suggestions and memorable events is September 15, as they want to have this book finished for December 1, so it can be sold during the Christmas holiday season. Please find the questionnaire on the BCBC website, wwwbcboyschoir.org. Of course they are also planning a 45th Gala Celebration Concert where you are invited to come and socialize and sing in the Alumni Choir under the direction of the Artistic Director, Tony Araujo and Conductor Emeritus, Gerald van Wyck. Mark the dates: May 17 & 18, 2014 (May long weekend). The BCBC will finish the year with a Cross Canada Tour in July 2014 to celebrate 45 years of singing, by performing in each province. They will be on the road for a month, longer than usual, and the boys will have an opportunity to see our beautiful country. The show is called O Canada Our Home – Songs & Stories of Canada. The Choir is seeking sponsors and donors for the BCBC Book, 45th Gala Concert, and the Choir’s Canadian Tour; if you work with a company that sponsors the arts, please contact Margot Holmes at the choir if you think they might support BCBC’s 2014 goals. Your personal ongoing support of the British Columbia Boys Choir is gratefully appreciated and needed. A tax-receiptable donation of $10 a month makes a difference to helping boys participate. See www.bcboyschoir.org for more information.