Samara Sonmor

Give voice to singing aspirations

Looking at the faces of the Coppertones choir members, one can’t help but get drawn into their infectious love for singing

  • Nov. 12, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Looking at the faces of the Coppertones choir members, one can’t help but get drawn into their infectious love for singing, says member Karen Brown.

“Under the superb musical direction of local musician and songwriter Sylvain Vallee, the Coppertones are a four-part a capella choir who sing amazing renditions of popular songs from standards to doo-wop to pop to rock,” she says.

The group meets at the new Arts Council in Carlin Hall at 7 p.m. Thursdays and they are looking for new members.  If you’re interested in taking your singing to the next level, this group might be what you’re looking for. What sets this group apart from many other choirs is the genre of music to their Internet-based learning tools and mentoring program that makes learning at home easy and effective between rehearsals.

The group is one of three a capella choirs led by Vallee, all working on the same repertoire.

“When they come together, it makes for a fabulous presentation sung by 35 to 40 members split off into four- to eight-part harmonies, says Brown.

The group has been invited to perform in Vernon and Kamloops in December and will start to showcase their talents in January or February at local coffeehouses.

As they are recruiting to add to their group, there is no obligation to try for the first three weeks at no charge. If you’re interested in seeing what the group is all about on an upcoming Thursday evening, call Karen at 250-515-3276.



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