Allison Girvan will lead hundreds of singers at the LVR gym on Nov. 10 Photo: Rocky Mountain Festival

Allison Girvan will lead hundreds of singers at the LVR gym on Nov. 10 Photo: Rocky Mountain Festival

Mass choir will perform at LVR gym on Nov. 10

Allison Girvan will lead hundreds of singers in Fireworks 2019

Submitted by the Corazón Vocal Ensemble

Fireworks 2019 could bring the largest mass choir event in Nelson’s history to L.V. Rogers’ gym on Nov. 10.

Local choir director Allison Girvan is organizing the project for the Capitol Theatre, and it has a Remembrance Day theme.

“It’s also a celebration of community and the power of breathing and singing together,” she says.

This year’s event will rival the scale of last year’s Fireworks event at the Nelson and District Community Complex, remembered fondly by the 600 audience members and 340 singers who participated.

Nelson residents who have signed up to sing will be joined by Girvan’s youth choir Corazón as well as two other like-minded and innovative youth choirs: Kokopelli from Edmonton and the Carson Graham Secondary School Choir from Vancouver.

Kokopelli has had a long relationship with Corazón over the years.

“Corazón is our sister choir,” says Kokopelli’s director Scott Leithead. “Any time we get to spend time with them, that’s wonderful. We look forward to returning to your wonderful community.”

In addition, the three youth choirs will each perform two pieces on their own.

Before the concert, Corazón, Kokopelli, and Carson Graham spent two days together at the Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay rehearsing and collaborating.

Tickets to the concert at LVR are available at https://capitoltheatre.ca/ or at the Capitol box office.

Related: Mass choral event planned for Nelson’s Community Complex out the event.

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The Kokopelli Youth Choir from Edmonton will participate in Fireworks 2019. Photo submitted

The Kokopelli Youth Choir from Edmonton will participate in Fireworks 2019. Photo submitted

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