Noémi Kiss will direct the Cottonwood Singers in a concert dedicated to the late Terry Halleran, who has a member of the group. Photo: Submitted

Noémi Kiss will direct the Cottonwood Singers in a concert dedicated to the late Terry Halleran, who has a member of the group. Photo: Submitted

Cottonwood Singers to perform Vivaldi’s Gloria

The group is being directed by NoƩmi Kiss

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Cottonwood Singers, under the direction of Noémi Kiss, invite you to start the holiday season with a celebration of great music with Vivaldi’s Gloria, to be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 and 17 at Nelson’s St. Saviours Anglican Church, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 18 in Kaslo at St. Andrew’s United Church.

This beautiful, joyous choral work was written in 1715, and remains one of the most popular pieces from the baroque era. Soloists Kathleen Neudorf, Tamara SunSong and Dawn Madu will join Kiss in singing uplifting medieval and contemporary pieces that will compliment Vivaldi’s composition.

The Gloria will be accompanied by a small orchestra of Nelson’s finest musicians, including instrumentalists Martine DenBok, Natasha Hall, Miranda Hughes, Jeffrey Faragher, Catherine MacKinnon, Dave Satanov, and Maureen Lewis.

This concert is being dedicated to the memory of former Cottonwood chorus member, Terry Halleran. Terry was well-known throughout the music community in the West Kootenays, and spent his professional life as Nelson’s piano tuner.

Tickets are $20, available at the following outlets and at the door: Nelson performances at Eddy Music, 580 Baker St.; Kaslo performance at Sunnyside Naturals, 404 Front St.