“Woodstock’s Ambassadors of Song” Warm Up to Overseas
Tour 2019 with “Songs of Love and Land”
The Woodstock Choralaires will perform “Songs of Love and Land” at their spring concert on Saturday April 27, 2019, in celebration of their July 2019 performing tour of southern Britain and France. Musical selections will include songs from the 1930s and 1940s popular during the WWII era, as well as historic and modern compositions from the allied countries of Canada, the United States, Britain, and France. Directed by Geoffrey Warder, the 65-voice mixed choir has chosen music with a range of musical styles and rhythms. They will be accompanied by the choir’s pianist, Susan Barta, and a percussion ensemble.
The Choralaires’ July 2019 overseas tour will begin in southern England, continue to the Channel Islands and northwestern France, and culminate in Paris. Performances, two of which share the stage with a local choir, are currently scheduled for Bournemouth, England; Jersey in the Channel Islands; the Canadian Juno Beach Centre on the Normandy coast; as well as the Vimy Ridge monument, Arras and Lille in northern France. June 6, 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when Canadian troops landed at Juno Beach and carried out what is regarded as one of the most successful operations of WWII.
Support “Woodstock’s Ambassadors of Song” by attending “Songs of Love and Land” at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, Woodstock, on April 27 at 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 (adult) and $12 (children under 12) may be purchased at TicketScene.ca, Merrifield Book Shop (Woodstock), from Choralaire members, or by calling 519-536-7630.