The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs in Abbotsford on Friday, June 7. (Submitted photo)

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs in Abbotsford on Friday, June 7. (Submitted photo)

Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs end-of-season concert

Singers aged eight to 18 featured on Friday, June 7 in Abbotsford

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir presents their end-of-season concert on Friday, June 7 in Abbotsford.

The concert, titled How Can I Keep From Singing?, is presented with artistic director Betty-Ann Braun and special guest violinist Calvin Dyck.

It explores the different reasons for singing.

Singers from ages eight to 18 will perform songs such as So Long, Farewell from The Sound of Music; an a cappella arrangement of Let It Shine; and a setting of W.B. Yeats’ poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree by Canadian composer Eleanor Daley.

The concert also features choreographed numbers and comedic duets.

A silent auction fundraiser for their 2020 Scotland tour starts at 6:30 p.m. Auction items include a scenic helicopter ride of the Fraser Valley for two and a family portrait session, along with many other items.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at South Abbotsford Church (32424 Huntingdon Rd).

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $2 for kids 10 and under (plus applicable fees).

They are available at King’s Music, at the door, or online at pmcc.ca.

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir, based in Abbotsford, is an auditioned choir for unchanged voices.

The singers come from Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

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