Concert Broadway’s best

The Shuswap Singers present a Broadway Spectacular this weekend at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Take a trip to New York without leaving Salmon Arm.

The Shuswap Singers present a Broadway Spectacular this weekend at  St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, with special guests the Ukuladies.

“This is a group that gets together because they love to sing and it’s always fun to sing great songs,” says enthusiastic director Kate McKie of the 30 or so members of Shuswap Singers.

“These songs are worth singing and worth listening to.”

Among the many well-loved songs are Cabaret, Stranger in Paradise, There’s No Business Like Show Business and I got the Sun in the Morning from Annie Get your Gun and, from Spamalot, The Song that Goes Like This.

“It’s hilarious and a lot of fun to sing,” McKie says. “Hopefully you’ll see a lot of overacting in that one.”

Shuswap Singers will also perform Over the Rainbow with their special guests, the Ukuladies. They will also do a couple of other numbers

McKie has been a music specialist with School District #83 and has been involved with Shuswap Singers since 1997 both as a director and accompanist.

She has taught elementary music, middle school band and choir from Grade 3 to Grade 12 and used to conduct the school district choir until it was cut last year.

Anita Couch, whose mom and dad sang in Shuswap Singers years ago, is accompanist for this weekend’s concert.

“She’s an excellent pianist, with a degree in accompaniment from UBC;  she’s just superb,” raves McKie. “She was also my accompanist with the children’s choir so we’ve had 12 years working together.”

Broadway Spectacular takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17.

Advance tickets are available at Acorn Music, from choir members, or buy them at the door.