Corazón member Tyler Isaacs-DeJong sings Christmas in the Trenches, a song by John McCutcheon about a temporary truce between German and Allied forces in World War I. He’s backed by three youth choirs and 160 members of the Nelson public of all ages. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Fireworks mass choir lifts LVR gym off the ground

Allison Girvan directed 280 singers in a program with themes of remembrance and peace

On Sunday the 280-voice Fireworks Community Choir 2019, directed by Allison Girvan at the L.V. Rogers gym, sang its only performance featuring youth choirs Kokopelli (Edmonton), Carson Graham (Vancouver) and Corazón (Nelson), along with 160 members of the Nelson community of all ages.


Scott Leithead, director of the Edmonton youth choir Kokopelli, with members of Kokopelli, Nelson’s Corazón and the Carson Graham Secondary School choir from Vancouver. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Part of the 280-voice Fireworks mass choir. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

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